Reflections from a Day Off
To start the new year I decided to take a few vacation days, not that I'm going anywhere I just wanted some time off. So this morning I woke up at 10:00 and went for my daily six mile run and sat around my apartment contemplating what to do with my life. Finally at 1:00 I got cleaned up (with the exception of shaving because I'm refusing to that until I go back to work) loaded my trunk with five bags of empty cans and bottles and was off to Safeway. I thought that 1:30 on a Tueday afternoon would be a great time to acomplish this task that I've been putting off for the last month, I was wrong! I pulled up to Safeway and there must have been 10 people two cart loads a piece waiting for there turn. Knowing that I would be there forever I drove down the street to Albertson's. There wasn't any line as I walked right up to the machine an started putting my cans in. There was one problem though, the dude at the machine next to smoking a ciggarette. I thought I could put up with it but I finally had to politely ask the guy to put it out, the guy glared at me and mumbled some kind words to me but he did put it out. I finally finished, washed my hands and collected my $7.00. For an an hour of my time it wasn't worth $7.00, I miss the days when I could just take my cart to the back of the store and someone would count them for me.