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I Miss Out on Everything

Two more days and we'll have a third event of the same sort within the span of a week. On Saturday I was left out of doing things with our company because I had to go to work. Yesterday, I passed up going to Mitchell's Bay for the same reason, but I'd probably have declined even if I had the day off, because swimming doesn't appeal to me any more than aimlessly sitting on the beach (or bay, perhaps) does. Finally, as I've mentioned a fair few times lately, Wednesday later this week with everybody going off to have fun in Niagara Falls, and me being left here to work another close. I brought it up at work last night, and Manoah sounded quite honest in his statement that he could take my shift, but I wouldn't ask him to do that, purely because I will never again ask somebody to cover a shift for me. Not only is it inconsiderate to them and whatever plans they may have been making, but it also comes back to get the person asking eventually, when whoever took their shift wants them to take a shift of their own. I realize it's a fair trade and all, but no, that's something I'd rather not worry about. Besides, my money is pretty much spoken for until our next pay. Whenever we get these GST checks that are supposed to be out this week I'll be spending a large portion of mine on the commission for the cover of my story ($60 at base, but it may jump up some before I'm done), and that leaves me with about thirty dollars, approximately half of which will be used on Wednesday because I am hoping to have the house to myself when I get home from work. Not for any nefarious purpose, but there's something fun about being the only one here. A greater feeling of responsibility and such.

Besides, the more I can have to look forward to after work that night, the better. Yesterday was only the beginning of the week, and we still didn't get out until 2:30. Of course, Manoah and I both took a ten minute break from our other duties outside for him to smoke and me to take out the garbage and cardboard, but it's becoming a bit ridiculous. The problem is, of course, that it's the middle of summer and we're still only getting two closers a night. Something we all appear to be frighteningly used to, but Manoah says he'll be having a talk about that with Melissa this weekend, so maybe the next schedule will be different. It could be worse too - Melissa could change the hours again and make us stay open 'till 2, but either she hasn't thought of that, or switching back for only a couple months wouldn't be worth it. Either way, I have not working tomorrow to get me through tonight, and on Wednesday, whatever plans I make to keep me feeling eager. Oh, and going back to the above paragraph again about missing out on everything / doing what I want, apparently Sheila's birthday is coming up, and she invited Manoah, among other people to it, and he was surprised to hear she hadn't invited me. Setting aside how familiar we are with each other these days, I've missed the past three Christmas parties, so what makes you think I'd be any more interested in attending a more private event? He still seems to see me as Josh's friend, which must mean that I'm in good favor with Sheila as well, but Sheila, like everybody else, is somebody I work with. I rarely ever see any of you outside of Taco Bell, and when I do, it's only for a couple minutes at a time.

Anyways, I'd like to go have a quick shower before work, so I'm off to do that, and then to put some more music on my PSP to let Manoah listen to tonight. Stuff I haven't heard in four years, but it sounds like something he'd like (music by Prozzäk). I'll find out in just a few hours~

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