Sunday, July 18, 2004

The Days

I watched this new show tonight - The Days. It's an interesting show - at least the pilot is. All about this family and the things that are happening to them. There's a line from the show where the father tells the mother, "I suddenly find myself unemployed."

We're in a similar situation here. Kent got a call Thursday that basically told him that he doesn't have a job. Since I don't want to screw up his chances at unemployment, I won't name names, but I find it odd that about 3 weeks ago, a new person was hired, the previous site supervisor was let go and the new person was made supervisor. Just this last week, another new person was trained, and Kent is let go. The really coincidental thing is that the new site supervisor apparently knew this new person because they worked together at their previous place of employment. I wonder how many more friends the new supervisor has and will they also be applying to work there.

The good news is, that unlike the mother in The Days, I won't "suddenly find myself pregnant." My chaos doesn't include that, there is enough other stuff to go around. I have an 11-year-old (yeah, Amanda's birthday was July 13) who is addicted to video games to the point of staying up all night to play, and an 8-year-old who is way too conscientious and concerned to the point of trying to be the mom. It makes me feel like I'm not doing the job right.

I may have to start driving Kent's car to save on gas - he drives an Escort wagon, I drive a Buick LeSabre. Mine is automatic, his is a stick-shift. I love automatic transmission cars, but his car is so much more economical. Plus, I can just turn on my radio - his has a removable faceplate - just one more hassle.

I know this is just a bunch of complaining, so sorry. I'll go play Kingdom of Loathing now and you can go about your business. ;)

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