Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Exhaustion

I've picked up extra shifts at work so the hours were good this week. I worked yesterday, then baked cookies til midnight, then went back to work this morning. After work was a whirlwind of visiting relatives and delivering cookies. I'm so exhausted, yet a full day of housework awaits tomorrow.

While at work this afternoon a man came in read the headlines on the newspaper by my counter and started yelling at me about the current administration and how we didn't need this health care plan and how he's looking forward to when we get rid of "him." First of all, I'm there to work. I'm a quiet person who remains professional at all times so I just back up, ask them what they need, or do something to diffuse the situation. If I were a bolder person I would have said, "So you don't believe I deserve health care too?" At work in the service industry you have to remain polite and bite your tongue sometimes.


  1. I just found your blog (stumbling upon it from almost frugal). I see parts of my life--and my children's lives--in your words. We (husband and I; my kids are on their own--kinda sorta) live very, very frugally. I don't have health insurance--have cancer (incurable but quiet right now) and no longer qualify for Medicaid because I remarried. (Can't be added to his because of cancer and cost as his is a tiny employer.) I know what it is like to have less than $10 in my checking account. I live that life like so many of us do these days. I don't know what else to say (so much going through my mind) other than I will keep reading. Thank you for writing.

  2. April, thank you for stopping by. So sorry about your health care issues. I hate our current health care system. I just feel that if you are a fellow human being you should be cared for, regardless of money.