I consider myself to be a very fortunate person. I am blessed because my coworkers care so deeply
about me that they put up with my antics. Those who know me in my personal life know my nature
is much different than what you see here.
I work with a dedication to do my best. Unlike many other jobs I am very aware of the power and responsibility of my job. In many cases I work very hard to put things right that have been wrong for years. When my time comes I will know that I have changed many lives.
I have a special friend who works down the hall. She takes life a bit more seriously than I do. She noticed that in the heat wave my behcavior was very off. I had given a cashier a $20 and she returned change of a five. She claimed my responses were not close to norms and I insisted it was due to the heat. Sadly we must wear ties even in unairconditioned offices. I wasn't drinking enough water and placed the fan on my applicants.
The friend insisted I go to the nurse and was smart enough to not trust me to tell the truth. She
probably saved my life.
Many of us live with the quiet depression that our lives are empty. Sane religious people like Warren, Junglemom or TMW find purpose and sanity from their faith and family. The insane types turn the political into a warped faith. When I worked in the fashion industry or other jobs
I made good money but my life was empty. My life was a number on a balance sheet. If I died the names and result meant little.
Along the way I met many interesting people. I am not easy to work with as I am somewhat enigmatic, but most people understand that I am a good person with an odd mix of gloom and cheer. Yesterday most of my office stopped by to express their concern. Even people from other departments stopped by. I am touched that several of the interpretors took time to visit and expressed concern.
Ultimately I work for the American people. Few people get to serve that which they love with their heart and soul, perhaps Junglemom understands. I am blessed to be part of a team and being a regular guy is always keeping up your role. Even though I was under the weather I still kept up my pace.
I will have to rest for a bit and taking a day off is not easy. The ultimate call was made by my boss who put me on medical rest . I am not allowed to return until this matter is resolved. I
can't be angry at my special friend for watching my back. The running joke is that if you want me to do something just place this friend in charge. I never took lunch breaks and she makes sure I stop relax and do not eat the wrong things. I said those words that many of us never tell our friends in a soft gentle voice. I didn't think she heard but her smile and response indicated otherwise.
I am not an easy person to care for, but am lucky that so many make the effort.
Thanks to the many friends and readers who visit daily.
Take the time to thank the people who care for us even when we aren't so loveable.