Warning - if you never had kids this may be gross....If you have had kids, this might get funny.
Just the other morning, I was about to leave for work. As usual, I picked up my son and gave him a hug goodbye. Then it was my daughter's turn...that adorable little 1 year old came crawling up to me with open arms for her morning goodbye hug. When I picked her up, I noticed that familiar odor that indicates a diaper change is needed, something this modern day father could take care of without a thought. I took her to the change table and got her undressed. As I opened the diaper, it became clear that this was more than a quick wipe job, you know, the kind that the diaper just couldn't quite hold back. As taking care of this properly would have made me late for work (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) I asked my wife to take over and finish things up.
So blissfully into the car and off to work I go, along with a lingering odor in my nose. Without thinking, I opened the console, took out a bottle of cheap cologne I keep there for just such a problem, and sprayed a little into the air vent...problem solved...so I thought!
When I arrived at the office parking lot, I turned off the car, picked up my travel mug of joe and got out of the car. That's when I noticed the big brown streak across my shirt! Well, nothing else could be done. I called into the office on the cell phone and informed them that I was running a little late and drove back home, swearing and spraying cheap cologne all the way, for a quick change, my wife busting her guts as I walked in the door!
So what did I learn? Keep a set of clothes in the car...you can easily spill coffee, or have any other number of things happen on the way to work,or anywhere else for that matter. Luckily, there were no serious issues waiting for me at the office and my return trip caused no harm, other than an hour or so of lost wages. What if there was a meeting that morning with an important client or the boss needed me right away? The issue could have had consequences. So if you work in an office, construction site, or whatever, carry a change of appropriate clothing with you. A comb and a pack of gum couldn't hurt either. Sometimes you need to be prepared even if the world isn't coming to an end.