4:35 PM, Thu Mar. 13
Listening/surfing online…the stream chokes for several seconds; when my other page loads [but I wouldn’t suggest trusting that source], suddenly the audio-stream returns & the guest-speaker says: ”...Polly Klass case…” I think that’s what he said; it was kinda sudden, and I wasn’t listening closely. (Sad case, don’t know much at-all about it. It happened in Europe; right?)
&..., I remembered a time when I had a broken tape-measure. I took out the long piece of metal that the measurements were printed-on and rolled-it-up as tightly as I could, which was no-easy task! Anyway, it sat in my room somewhere for a few months until the exact moment when I was on the edge of sleep, when it decided to suddenly spring-open in a cacophony of off-key springy-twangs! Scared my brother too!
One of my jobs I needed “extensive” training for. First day was fine. But the second day we went in, and the first thing they said was, “they’re making some changes, what we told you yesterday is no-longer useful. We’re gonna start-over and do it this other way.” On the third day, the first thing they said was, “they’re making some more changes; what we told you yesterday is no-longer useful. We’re gonna start-over and do it this other way.” I thought, “Mmm, I’m not really happy about that, but what am I gonna do? I can’t keep-up with all these changes… Gotta try and learn. So on the fourth day, the first thing they said was, “they’re making even some more changes, what we told you the other days is no-longer useful. We’re gonna start-over and do it this other way!” I thought, “Cripes! That guy’s T-shirt is right – mean-people do suck! And, hey, they’re paying me for this! Keep trying.”
So on the last day of training – literally after the last-second, (after me not doing well on all the tests & such), everyone stood-up to leave, and then it hit me ... I thought: “I got-it!” I wanted to jump-up and say, “Oh – that’s-all?That’s easy!! But I didn’t. I wanted to wait and surprise the bosses. But then one of them took two of us, (me & a lady who I thought looked a little dumb & a little ugly), to an adjacent room and told us that since we were not doing well, we would have a slightly simpler job to do. Being told this right then and there, (after-having figured it out – after all that worrying), I was really kinda thinking about saying, “No, I understand it,” but I felt bad for that lady, and didn’t want her to feel singled-out. So I took my orders and went to work. Then they sent me to the area with the other workers and I soon figured-out that I was in with the regular workers; and I was, like, wait-a-minute, how did they know I knew? How could they possibly know that?
Then, last night, I was out walking, when I looked-ahead a few meters and I saw what I could only figure as a big ghost, (about 10’-by-10’!)(that’s 10 American feet). And I was like, What is a ghost doing out in this weather?! And then I saw a few-feet up-wind of that, I small amount of snow falling off the trees, and I was like, “Oh, just some snow falling-off some branches and that “ghost” was just the lightest part of it! Case-closed.
. 6 months ago