Today is Sunday, 04 Oct. It’s the first Sunday in October, and today is the 278th day of the year, meaning there are 88 days left in the year. A little over 12 weeks remain until the calendar turns to 2021.

What can I say? I’m really not in an imaginative frame of mind right now. Working in a restaurant, there is no such thing as a weekend—Saturday and Sunday are required shifts, for the most part. And some of the people I work with sometimes present a challenge for me mentally. Depending on with whom I’m working, I end up having to do twice the work.

This week will mark the end of my time in two jobs this time around. I am leaving the Golden Corral, and Wednesday will be my final shift there. I worked there for about 15 months. It’s really kinda pointless for me to only work there for one shift a week. I may as well let someone who is already there wanting more hours have it. Also, Thanksgiving is next month, and both Cracker Barrel and Golden Corral historically are very busy that day. Last year, both places were telling me it was required to work that day, and, needless to say, Cracker Barrel won that battle. I don’t need the same headache this year. During that week of Thanksgiving, there’s a shit ton of prep to do—pies to bake, turkey to slice, sweet potato casserole to portion, and a myriad of other things. Except for last year, I’ve worked the overnight prep shifts for the last like 4 years. I always end up working like 60 – 65 hours that week. I make more at the Barrel than at Golden Corral, and the overtime that week is quite lucrative for me.

Enough of work. One time, I got a flat tire on my van. When I replaced the tire, the mechanic said there was a five-inch-long drill bit in the tire. I don’t know how, while in motion, a bit that large entered my tire. And why do I still have the fucking thing? Why did I keep it? Not like it’s an awesome souvenir. That bit ended up costing me $100 for a new tire. Wouldn’t that be like getting shot by someone, and keeping the bullet as a keepsake?

Why is it that 20-ounce bottles of soda are almost the same price as a one-liter, and that either one are more expensive than a 2-liter? Is it because the bigger one is not cold, and the others can be bought refrigerated? Why is a double cheeseburger and Coke at McDonald’s like $2.50, but a salad and a bottle of water north of $7? I guess that’s one reason why so many Americans are fat. Not only that, but there’s a lot of sweet shit available. Additionally, I’ve seen some of the ungodly orders people make in the drive-thru in the middle of the night. You get people coming through the Del Taco or McDonald’s at all hours of the night, ordering god-awfully calorie- and sodium-laden food.

Now, here is your quote of the day, randomly selected:

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

Wayne Dyer

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