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Went to Work A Little

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Yesterday I was asked to go in to the office to notarize a document! Yay, I got to go to work! The first time in my life I have EVER voiced that sentiment. Pandemic ravings I guess.

So I drove the ten miles to the school, got masked up and stepped into a ghost town. The Headmaster was there and the Controller and that was about it. I did the notary block and then quickly left. A school without kids in it is so sad and lonely!

Then I stopped at Wal-mart. They tried to charge me $7.49 for a 4-pack of Charmin toilet paper! I said no way and left. How could they do that? I thought they would be trying to help but that is price-gouging. There were only a few left on the display and I think they upped the price due to scarcity. I hate that store anyway.

We still have two rolls so I will get TP at Aldi, where they don't seem to be as greedy.

One thing about going to work yesterday. I remembered how boring it actually is to be there all day. My desk looked un-thrilling and my office, although quite large, looked stale and dark. Being away like this for 5 or 6 weeks and looking at it all with a fresh perspective makes me seriously consider retiring. My job seems meaningless when there is no daily hustle and bustle. Maybe I don't care about it and will arrange to exit after I get back there.

Lots to think about.
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  • HIPPICHICK1
    WOW!! You could mail order TP from Canada for less. That is ridiculous!

    Interesting how you felt about work seeing your desk and the school empty. Like Slimmerjesse said, "Perspective is so interesting." Indeed!
    97 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    7.49 for 4 rolls of toilet paper is just sad. emoticon
    98 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    All I can say is, this crisis definitely changes perspective about many things in life.
    98 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    This horrible experience is life changing in so many ways, including reconfiguring our thinking about things.
    I can imagine school is depressing with no kiddies around to jazz things up.
    Like Beth, I retired early (to take care of my dear mom during the last year of her life) from a teaching career I thoroughly enjoyed and have never regretted it.
    There is plenty to do besides work.
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    98 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    You do have time to think about it which is good.
    98 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Perspective is so interesting.
    98 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    As a retired teacher, I agree that a school without children is sad and depressing. And, I also hate Walmart! It’s the last resort store for me and I usually make my husband go! You do have a lot to think about; no quick decisions but I retired early ten years ago and have never regretted that decision!
    98 days ago
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