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Weird lunch hour - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Weird lunch hour
I didn't eat. This wasn't some planned dieting thing, I just had to pick up a bus ticket. Bus depots are weird anyway. My ticket was from an obscure company, and I saw the sign over an empty counter next to a queued line to a major carrier, which obviously was selling for several lines. So I got in. Twenty minutes later, the person at the counter informs me that they only sell when the other carrier is closed, and points to this shadowy alcove out of customer sightline. I go over there and wait while the guy ahead of me apparently rebuilds the entire computer, and then have to explain my trip four times to the counter guy. Finally, I get my ticket. I think I might have time to grab a sandwich if I take a cab back to work (stupid reasoning at rush hour, I know). In the cab, I get a diatribe from a cabbie who insists that O.J., Michael Jackson, and Kobe Bryant are free because they bought the police, and the police are all liars, and Whitey Bolger is in Israel, and all white people should be wiped out by a tsunami. (Note, the coloring on my icon is mostly accurate.) Which, by the way, Osama bin Laden knows how to cause, and (I think) did cause, which was a source of great admiration from the cabbie, who peppered this diatribe with vulgar language. I managed to keep my temper until he let me out--it's unwise to engage crazy people who have control of a couple of tons of steel in which one is sitting helplessly--but I was worked up to a good head of steam by the time I got out. I wish I'd had a pen or pencil with me to take down the cab number.

Then when I got back to work, some old woman was in line ahead of me at the café and I couldn't get a sandwich to scarf before I was due back at the desk. This wasn't her fault of course, but still. Frustrating.

And still, no lost temper. I'm amazed at myself.
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erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: August 18th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's probabl ybecauey ou amde note to shr it al in your lj?
itd' beenoug hto ahvem ythrow mycomptuer out of the window 'fo no reason at all' if y oguet mydrift. hoefuly nothig nwil happen that becoem the final straw and make yo usnap?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 18th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
hoefuly nothig nwil happen that becoem the final straw and make yo usnap?

Here's hoping. My boss let me have a few extra minutes of a coffee break to grab something approximating dinner, so I'm a bit calmer. Though troubled by what I'm supposed to do if I actually do hear someone saying he wants to commit a crime.
moonlinnet From: moonlinnet Date: August 18th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Osama has powers the rest of us can only dream of. *eyeroll*
underlucius From: underlucius Date: August 18th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
excuse me for butting in, but i wondered if you were a commenting friend of gehayi and i'm worried about her.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 18th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know gehayi on LJ, but not in RL--is something going on?
underlucius From: underlucius Date: August 18th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's been "missing" from LJ for about 10 days, which is not like her.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 19th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. I don't know anyone who knows her IRL, so I'm not sure how to check on her.
castaliae From: castaliae Date: August 18th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good job not loosing your temper
From: psalm_27 Date: August 19th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
And still, no lost temper. I'm amazed at myself.

Chalk it up to all your great exercising, its just mellowing you out, all that energy going to lifting weights. Just another added benefit. :-)
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