She would have been on time if it weren't for the bad morning she had just experienced. She had set the alarm on her phone to go off at 8:15 a.m. That gave her 45 minutes to complete her morning routine, which was plenty of time. But after waking up on her own that morning, she learned that her alarm did not go off at 8:15 a.m. and that it was now 8:45 a.m. She wondered what had gone wrong. Was the phone on silent during the night? Was there a problem with the phone? After checking on the time she had set for the alarm, she found that it was her own fault. She had set the time correctly at 8:15, but failed to set the alarm to a.m. instead of p.m.
She rushed to get ready after the first mistake of her day. She grabbed clothes from around her room while brushing a comb through her hair. There was no time to even look in the mirror to see if she was half-decent.
She would have almost been on time if it wasn't for losing her shoe. She had one shoe on but had to search frantically for the second. Her pesky dog possessed a bad habit of stealing shoes and hiding them where ever he pleased. She searched under her bed and under the couch before finally spotting the shoe behind the door. She was tempted to yell at the dog, but decided for time's sake to move on.
The girl was only going to be a little late. 8:55 a.m. appeared on her clock and she knew that if she could drive a little faster than normal to her school, she would make it. But every stop light turned red upon her arrival, jamming her into the morning traffic. Her hands moved up and down the steering wheel anxiously and she muttered "c'mon, c'mon, c'mon" over and over again under her breath. She turned into the parking lot and took a deep breath. Her clock said 8:59 a.m. She was late, but not too late.
Her next task was to find a parking spot and at her university, it was near impossible. She circled the parking lot for the first time quickly, looking out her window at every parking stall to find an open one. There was nothing open. She circled one more time; this time more carefully to spot any available stalls she may have missed.
As she finally found a spot, the clock read 9:05 and she knew that she would be not only late, but really late. She jumped out of her car, grabbed her bag, and sprinted to her first class of the day.