I've started putting out dating ads on various online classifieds, and one woman responded recently. I also joined a dating site and messaged a few women on there. If anyone who's single wants to check out that dating site, here's the link:
We're getting new flooring in the bathrooms at work, so we have to use port-o-potties for the time being. When I using one earlier tonight, I realized that'd be hilarious if someone made a parody of Doctor Who where their version of the Tardis was a port-o-potty. I can see Family Guy doing that.
My friend's mom died a year and a half ago, and today would've been her birthday. To make matters worse, he's an orphan because he never met his dad either. To honor her memory, I was talking with him about donating clothing to an orphanage. When I was at work just now, I was asking my coworkers if they have any clothing they'd like to donate, and they either didn't or said they'll check.
I was watching distrotube just now (as I haven't done so in a while). When he's talking about Emacs being "viewed as" the antithesis of the Unix Philosophy, one thing I realized about Emacs is it's very similar to the Green Lantern's ring because it's not only powerful, but it can do just about anything it's user wants.
I developed gout in my right knee last night, and ended up going to the ER for it because my mom was going there too for consistent gastro problems. We spent practically all day there because the staff are unbelievably slow, and one of them even gave me a bit of an attitude. I have to recuperate for the next 5 days, which means I'll have to miss work, while my mom has to stay overnight.
One of my coworkers said she wants me to dogsit for her sometime soon, which is nice, because I've always wanted to take care of people's pets. I will say there are definitely some things I'll need to learn beforehand because I've only worked with cats. Thankfully, two of my other coworkers have cats, so they might hire me to catsit for them.
My mom's been having various health issues over the years, and now needs to have a stent put in her heart. Once she's finished recuperating, her other health problems (minus her kidneys (she's on dialysis for that)) will begin to diminish. I just wish she explained it to me that way, rather than putting words in the doctor's mouth and making me worried to the point of tears.
While cleaning the floors and bathrooms at work is tedious and time-consuming, I don't hate the job itself, nor do I hate my coworkers and clientele. However, I'd rather work for myself if I was giving the option to do so. Because of that, I'm thinking of asking my coworkers if I can complete odd jobs for them. Hopefully that will allow me to finally quit the rat race.
This morning, I was informed that one of my coworkers has recently been stalked by a creepy patron. He left her a note on a napkin with his phone number, which she showed to the police when filing a report. While I'm sure they'll trace it and bust him, my other coworkers and I will have to be on alert in case he comes in again.
For those of you who remember when I tried dating that one coworker and it didn't work out, there's another coworker I've been gradually getting to know better, and I might have more of a chance with her. Be aware I have tried dating sites and I don't mind meeting other women outside of work in person.
After I completed my shift at work, I decided to change into my party clothes and hang out there for an hour and a half. I figured if I'm going to be there, I should look good doing so. While I was there, I was trying to complete a drawing for my coworker's son's birthday, but it didn't come out the way I wanted it to.
Because I've had to deal with the snow at home and at work, which eventually has become exhausting, I asked my boss for less hours and he was fine with that. Right before I left my 10 hour shift tonight (part of which was overtime again), the assistant manager told me if I work another 10 hour shift on Wednesday, I can have the rest of the week off. That is what consistent hard work has earned me.
When I was at work tonight, I encountered an older man who not only lost his wife 2 weeks ago, but he also lost his wedding ring when washing his hands. I happened to find it and gave it to the manager for him to reclaim. When he went up to her sometime later and asked if someone found it, she said I did and pointed to me, leading to him coming up to personally thank me.
Because I've accepted I've become addicted to my computer, I've decided to participate in this growing movement called Digital Detox, where people beat their technology addiction by willingly using it less. If anyone else is starting to notice this bad habit in themselves, here's some info on how to participate in it as well: https://www.betterlifeins.com/digital-detox-challenge/
I'm honestly starting to get fed up with how consistently lazy most of the younger waitresses are at work, especially when I've repeatedly came in the next morning and it looks like a bomb went off. When they're not waiting on tables, they just play on their phones. I'm starting to think the manager in charge of them may not put her foot down and make them take initiative.