It’s kind of just like me to go from one extreme to another.
I’ll wait for you to collect yourself after that announcement.
In other world-shaking news, Donald Trump occasionally bends the truth.
In less…surreal news, I’ve arranged my schedule so that I work Sunday-Friday days between my HR gig and my convenience store job. This leaves me evening’s free to drive for the Verb or opt into meal delivery, if I’m feeling the need to generate income but not be social. Either way, I have the freedom to take a night off and I give myself Saturdays off.
Or free at any rate.
While my parking situation isn’t just like my parking situation on weeknights, it’s similar. There’s the option of paying for street parking two hours at s time. Or, I can pay to park from 7 am until 7 pm (when Street parking is free) for $7.
You’d think with all those sevens, I’d win the lottery or something, but…no.
This morning, I was slated to opt out of work and park using the $7 option. I even went to bed early, so I’d be up and at ’em by 7. Then I woke up at 130, tosses and turned until 5 and didn’t wake up until 8.
This is life. But, it did solve one awkward problem. My goal was to hit the cafe and write this morning. However, the cafe opens at 9 on Saturday, so I was kind of homeless until then.
Plus, writing is technically a job – sure, it’s my worst paying and I should probably report myself for my flagrant minimum wage violation – but it’s still something I call work. No, not so that I can write off my coffee as a work expense.
Now that I think about it, though…
On top of that little timing complexity, I left my laptop at my office yesterday.
Which brings me to the point of this post – other than to indulge in something I’ve missed doing.
In needing to drive to my office and retrieve my laptop and having missed my discounted day off parking, I decided to play my favorite ride-for-hire game.
Sorry…it still needs a name.
When I need to run an errand: recycling, ATM, picking up a paycheck; I get in my car and turn on my driving app.
Then I see how long it takes to run said errand. Do I accomplish my task or do I get a ride?
Well, this morning, I didn’t even get out of my parking space – I hadn’t even shifted into drive – before I got pinged. From three blocks behind me. It wasn’t one of the nearby hotels, but as I rounded the last corner, I did realize it was the extended stay/corporate housing buildings in the neighborhood.
Looks like I was going to the airport!
Couldn’t be a ride of shame, like I usually get right out of the gate on weekends.
No, the airport.
But waiting on a return ride gave me a chance to write this – another version of that favorite game!
Plus, the guy I picked up was a nice looking young man.
From the UK.
As if that wasn’t enough, he tipped before I even got his bags out of the car. Such a nice boy.