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Wow, did I have a good day yesterday.

I had to go pick up my check (I always work the Monday after I work the weekend, which is why I didn't go get it Friday.  I assumed I would be working yesterday.  Obviously, I didn't *sigh*).  Our office manager  was over the moon over my spiffy bracelets ("Well behaved women rarely make history," "Smash the patriarchy," and "Feminist as fuck.")  They aren't work appropriate, so I wear the hell out of them on my days off.

I must have looked a little surpised that she was such a fan.  She grinned at me and said "Like your pigtails...don't let the hijab fool you."

I knew she was badass.  I just didn't know she's THAT badass.  My mistake.  I will not make that one again.

(FWIW, I never read the fact that she wore the hijab as submissive, but I HAVE dialed my brash self down when dealing with her.  I feel bad about that.  The fact that she used my own, oft-repeated sentiment about not letting my pigtails and flowery scrubs fool you to school me is AWESOME)

Anyway, got my (pitiful) check, went to wait for the bus.  I was the only one at the stop, and there was $5 on the ground.  I picked it up, and discovered it was actually $25.  Dayum!  Bonus day for me!

Deposited check, and, on a whim, decided to take take the long way 'round and visit the bodega (okay, it wasn't a whim.  It's their amazing selection of junk food and my hormones may have been in play).  I ran into Harry.  He hugged me and asked where I've been, then mentioned he misses the days when I worked at Panera, then later McAlister's because "I always ate goooood."

I have a $25 I wasn't expecting.  And it's lunchtime.  "Hey...wanna grab a bite?  My treat."

He looked so happy.  We decided on Trolley Stop for chili dogs, fries, and beers (say what you want.  I don't care that he's homeless and "they" aren't supposed to drink, smoke, eat junk food or do anything that gives those of us lucky enough to have roofs over our heads pleasure.  Blah, blah, blah.  He's a PERSON.   Fuck the haters).  The counter guy "accidentally" made 8 dogs instead of four, so Harry got the five extra (I can only eat one if I am having fries too.  And their fries are TOTALLY worth it).

I tried to give him the rest of my bonus money, and he insisted we split it.  "You are workin' hard.  Take half and buy yourself something."

Yeah.  This guy sleeps on the streets, and he told me to get myself something.  Think on that for a while.

I finished the rest of the errands and got on the bus for the last time (finally!!!).  The bus was empty, and I joked with my favorite bus driver that I really appreciate the valet service.

Seriously, we end up being the only ones on the bus at least 2-3 times a week.

As I was getting ready to head home, he stopped me.  "I tried to stop this chick who was on her phone when she got off the bus.  She flipped me off.  And left her pizza behind.  Ya want?"

A Whole Foods, "take and bake" cheese pizza.  Untouched.  AKA dinner for Kent.

Can a girl get any luckier?

Comments

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elainegrey
Oct. 3rd, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
I am SO delighted to see the universe leaving you tips.

Thanks for happy & good news!

Hoping the person who lost the $25 had similar karma to phone girl.
ancarett
Oct. 3rd, 2017 08:24 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a seriously awesome day even for having to go in to pick up your cheque!
promiseoftin
Oct. 3rd, 2017 09:17 pm (UTC)
We need more of you and your office manager in this world.
ecosopher
Oct. 4th, 2017 12:47 am (UTC)
These posts of yours make me smile, give me such a sense of the wonderful community you have...I can't help thinking that this is in great part to how wonderful YOU are to your community ♥
chris_walsh
Oct. 4th, 2017 02:58 am (UTC)
She did not deserve that pizza. (Hey! A six-word story!)
seaivy
Oct. 4th, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
omg you are fabulous and fantastic!!!
thanks for taking me into your world!
YOU GO!!!!
coconuthead
Oct. 4th, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
A magical day all around.
communitybee
Oct. 4th, 2017 09:23 am (UTC)
Sounds like a WONDERFUL Day!!!
imagine_peace
Oct. 5th, 2017 07:57 am (UTC)
Aw, you're such a good person.

I love this entry on the whole. :)
dimity_blue
Oct. 7th, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
And all well deserved. *hugs*
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