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Boy, I called that one right

I woke up sans alarm (yay!) at 6:30 (double yay!), so I showered, got dressed, and headed up the hill with The Laptop That Has No Name for tea and a scone.  Work can't reach me if I'm not at the house.

And people wonder why I stubbornly cling to my landline as my only phone.

Kent swung by on his way to the bus and told me work had called five minutes after I left.  He also told me he shifted money from savings to checking (he called it a "payday loan without the interest") so I can go grocery shopping without having to wait until after 2, go up to work, go deposit checks, THEN go to the store.  He saved me six bus transfers and an entire afternoon!    (Okay, five, because I am SO taking a cab home.  I took one look at that list and I am *not* schlepping all of that on the bus.  Uh-uh.  Not when the list STARTS with "two chickens, buttermilk, cooking oil" and just gets heavier from there)

The funny thing is that I had a twinge of guilt and a fleeting worry that they'll stop calling me to pick up shifts if I refuse even one.  Seriously, brain ferrets?  Seriously?  I don't think there's any danger in that.

Oy.

So, off on grocery adventures.

It's still weird to not have a budget.  My employment has been so spotty the last few years, and I have gotten used to the $40 every two weeks grocery budget (augmented by meals at work and my being able to take leftover perishables from my gig at the St. Joe's food mission).

I promise to not put saffron, black truffle and edible gold leaf on my PBJ.  Pinky swear.

(And if Daniel Boulud starts serving that, I want credit.  Y'all saw that idea here first)

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belleweather
Feb. 28th, 2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
Nonsense! The truffles, saffron and edible gold leaf are for scrambled eggs. :)
spikesgirl58
Feb. 28th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
Saffron and black truffle together? Ick!

I'm glad he saved you a mess of time. Enjoy your day!
promiseoftin
Feb. 28th, 2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
Saffron IS quite good, though. :)
mac_arthur_park
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:10 pm (UTC)
I can never afford it. However, with the hours I'm working, I just might be able to.
gneu
Feb. 28th, 2017 11:00 pm (UTC)
It's always survival security to work in food service!
yesididit2
Mar. 1st, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
i have a cell phone and i only answer it when i want to. i never ever feel pressured to answer it. i know exactly which button to press to make the ringing stop. half the time i forget it at home when i'm out, or its indoors when i'm outside with the dogs. i dont carry it on me.

my mom has a cell phone that mostly rides around in her purse turned off. she has to keep telling people its for HER convenience, not theirs. its for her to have on hand for emergencies or whatnot. if they want to reach her, they can call the house phone.

and if you get a cell phone, your work doesnt need to have that number.

they'll never stop calling you to pick up shifts, no matter how many no's you give them. who else are they going to call?
mac_arthur_park
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ghostbusters?

Sorry. I had to.
yesididit2
Mar. 12th, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
ha!
an_su
Mar. 1st, 2017 11:29 am (UTC)
They seem to want to have you there 7 days a week :) crazy.
mac_arthur_park
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:15 pm (UTC)
They really do. So do the residents. One of the more lucid AL residents suggested that Kent and I should just move into the empty double at the end of the hall.

The scary part is that I considered it for a moment
dimity_blue
Mar. 2nd, 2017 01:01 pm (UTC)
You really shouldn't have to hide out to avoid work calls. How aggravating for you.
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