So I forced myself to wake up at seven this morning assaulted by my incessant cellphone alarm I stupidly placed near my feet last night that prompted me to contort my body to such unnatural shape just to kill the effing phone off. I begged to extend my sleep for fifteen minutes. But before I knew it, it was almost eight o’clock. I scurried to the bathroom, took a bath as hurriedly as I could, and dried my body with a towel.
I already forgot the last time I brought this mangly gray-to-almost-black towel (the reason for the choice of color is already apparent by this time) to the laundry shop. We’re supposed to be clean when we use a towel after bathing, right? I do not see the need for frequent washing except for formality or our need to conform to a society that arbitrarily sets irrational mores on cleanliness.
Deciding that the cold water that squirted from the shower was not potent enough to bring me back to my senses, I boiled a mug of water to which I dissolved two packs of instant coffee and attempted to gorge the entire vat of semi-boiling water hot enough to make a stew out of my esophagus. My throat is not made of stainless steel as to allow the passage of gushing murky instant coffee solution unscathed, this I realized rather late. So to make use of my time wisely while waiting for the coffee’s perfect temperature, not scalding hot but definitely not deathly cold, I brushed my teeth that totally defeated the purpose of brushing after meal and right after the teeth-staining coffee drinking bout. Oh well.
I then proceeded to the nearly paranoiac thoroughness of checking and making sure that all appliances are already unplugged, as my landlord constantly reminds me that I forget all the time to switch off the light in the bathroom or leave my computer plugged and running while I sleep talk in my sleep during the night. Satisfied, I then ran to the elevator and waited for eternity for it to arrive. Because the slow elevator gave me a premonition of a boring day ahead, I went back to my unit to bring a book with me only to discover that I forgot to turn the light off in the living room, again. Aaargh!