So there's this huge "utilization review" meeting for the program I oversee where the people who write the checks are going to come to my office, sit down with me and interrogate me for a bunch of hours on how their money is being spent, pretty much down to the line item. They send me a list of the specific areas they want to examine and then I have to look at every piece of documentation to make sure it's ship-shape and that it's abundantly obvious that the money was well spent.

Last night as I was leaving the office I suddenly recalled that one of the last things I did before getting sick was schedule that meeting, and that it was TOMORROW (meaning today). And I hadn't seen the list of what they were going to review, and I hadn't informed my bosses (who I know would want to attend) that it was taking place and that, in short, I was utterly and completely screwed in a potentially career-ending way depending on how badly I fucked up the meeting.

So I did what anyone would do and made it a point NOT to go into my outlook and figure out what was going to be reviewed and what I needed to do, but instead just stuck my head in the sand and ignored the whole situation, telling myself I'd sort it out in the morning since I knew I'd have a few hours before it was scheduled to start.

Then this morning when I got into the office, coated with dread, I looked at my email and discovered the meeting is actually NEXT MONTH!

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!