Had the most interesting day yesterday. It was supposed to be my final presentation of a web project, so my feelings ran from excited to extreme nervousness. I hate doing presentations. Not that it will stop me from doing them, of course. Not much of a choice there.
In any case, I was so nervous I was actually praying for the electricity to go out. And just when me and a fellow programmer, who was also presenting his project that day, finished setting up the projector, the lights did go out. It was kinda funny when we both pumped our fists in the air and shouted “Yes!” at the same time. LOL . . . turns out he was praying for brown out as well!
The electricity was out for most of the day. Only returning for a couple of hours in the afternoon, which turned out pretty interesting as well.
There’s been rumors about the office space that is taken up by the MIS Division as having either an enkanto or a ghost, either way, I had a first hand experience of a supernatural kind that same afternoon.
I had transferred my workspace to a new location within the office and had basically dumped my co-worker’s (who was transferred to a different division that day) old workstation on my previous table by the door. We didn’t re-attach the parts, so wires and power cords where a bit of a mess.
The lights had gone back at the time and I was working out a problem with a server connection with the help of one of my co-workers, the same programmer mentioned above. Another one of my co-workers was also in the room, writing something.
Anyway, there we were trying to solve the problem, when all of a sudden, one of the power cords that was on top of the monitor fell down onto the table. We all kinda glanced at it, but otherwise did nothing. I looked at it and tried to decide whether or not to place it back, but since the power cord looked like it fell to a better position than the last. It cetainly didn’t look like it would fall again, at least. So, I turned my attention back to the problem at hand. A few seconds later, the same power cord, impossibly enough, fell to the floor.
This was from a position that would have been rather impossible for it to slide down from the table . . . at least without help. I think I was a few seconds away from running away. My programmer friend had no such compunctions and proceeded to go out of the office post haste. My other co-worker was waiting to see what I would do. Frankly, if the damn cord had moved from it’s new position on the floor, I would have ran out of there dignity be damned.
Fortunately, whatever it was apparently decided it had enough fun at our expense and nothing else happened. I have to admit, it was pretty dang creepy and yet funny to see a grown man run out of there like the devil was chasing after him LOL.
In any case, the presentation was postponed till next Tuesday, wherein I’ll proceed to be nervous once again, but at least I’ll have most of a long weekend to calm those nerves and double-check that the website is working a-ok. Hopefully, my first experience with the supernatural would also be the last.