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Good Night Turned Bad

... aka "It's Always too Good to be True". Around 6 the phone rang, but I let the answering machine pick it up. It was Josh, leaving a frantic message about how he really needed me to come in, because it was only him and Erin on or something. He told me to phone back, but I didn't even think about it 'till everyone else got home, at which point I told them what was going on, then phoned. It turned out to only be a 9 - close shift, which wasn't bad. A little while after I got there, I went out and started cleaning the dining room because we didn't have any orders, and as I was wiping down the pop machine, Josh told me that he wasn't able to get a present for me, then asked what time I'd be up tomorrow. I didn't have the heart to tell him "around 4 or 5 in the afternoon", so I didn't say anything. Then he went on, saying something about how I should be up for 12 tomorrow, because he'd take me out to lunch with his grandpa. Why?

I don't mean to sound disrespectful, but seriously, why? You feel sorry that you can't get someone a present for their birthday. Very much acceptable. When you decide to do something for me that I wouldn't normally have any involvement with, it becomes really awkward. Tomorrow was supposed to be my day to sleep in. I don't want to go out for lunch with him. The problem comes into play when you consider that there's no real polite way to tell him "no".

Yeah, I would normally be up at 12 on Wednesdays anyways to go to volunteering, but this is the first one in ages that I've actually had a reason to not go. Anyways, what is there to say? I would sleep in, but then he'd get after me about it when I saw him later in the day, and I really don't want to go, but what choice do I have?

Moving on though, after that, my mood went from pretty happy and energetic to just wanting to go back home. Of course, I couldn't. About 11:10, Jerome phoned to check with Josh about their plans for after work. Apparently they're out drinking or something right now. Josh ended up convincing him to come in and help for a bit though, which was really nice at the end of the night. We were out of there at 12:30, and if he hadn't come in, we probably would still be there right now.

I got home, expecting to just go on the computer for a bit then play Twilight Princess some more, but as I was out in the kitchen getting a glass of water, I noticed the piles of dishes, and it dawned on me that I still had to do them. This sucks. For right now though, I'm off to do those. There's probably a half hour's worth there, and I still have 'till at least 4 to play Twilight Princess after that, so I'd better get busy.

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