I'm glad to see people commenting and interacting, but I think I am spent for the time being. I didn't think I would be able to put my finger on why, but I think it's basically because I just don't like seeing people upset. Especially when I know that if we were all in the same room together having a real-life conversation, we could disagree, blow off steam, and still leave on friendly terms. Disagreeing is much easier to do on the internet than leaving friendly.
A few directed comments before moving on:
1. Yes, you did go to the same school.
2. I have an answer to your question about how to not be a goat, and I'm content with it, but I didn't reply because I wanted a rest from the debate.
An extra-special welcome to the new readers who have come during the last few days in which I waxed theological. I hope you still like me when I'm boring again.
So, I got a phone call today asking if I could come in to work a few hours early because someone had called in sick. So I ended up working from 2-10:30 at the store tonight. It was a really good shift, and I was given a cool little award because my shift leader thought I did a good job training the new girl on the espresso bar. This made me feel very good; I thrive on positive reinforcement.
I also got a call today from the school where I sub asking me if I could work Tuesday through Friday this week. Unfortunately, I had already told a co-worker I would work her Friday shift for her, but I said I would do Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at the school.
I can't believe how good this timing is, though, because I am going on a road trip to Ottawa with Rachel next Monday, and I was a little worried about the lost income from asking for five days in a row off, but here I have picked up basically five extra shifts this week to make up for it. So thanks, God, for that. Oh, and the day I get back from my vacation, I will be going to a Starbucks "learning coach" class, which I am really looking forward to, because I would then be an "official" trainer and get to do more of what I did today.
We'll see how happy about this I am after working a double tomorrow on the limited amount of sleep that I am going to be able to get tonight. It's already almost midnight, and 6:30 am will come very early at this rate. But I'm practically nocturnal, lately, working almost exclusively closing shifts at the store and not getting up until almost noon most days. Ironically, the reason I am working evening shifts is so that I will be free during the day to sub at school!
"Who needs sleep? Be happy with what you're getting, there's a guy who's been awake since the Second World War."