"Are you guys all caught up?" Beth asked as she came into the shop on Friday morning. It's the kind of imprecise question that often precedes a job assignment one of us would not have come up with for ourselves. When Beth is making the assignment it often reminds me of a girl interrupting a great greasy game a bunch of boys are playing to get someone to play house.
Big G was safely elbows-deep in a bunch of preseason base waxing for some of the local racer kids, so I got pulled into Beth's project, decorating the shop Christmas tree.
I tried to make a stand and say we shouldn't decorate before the Friday
after Thanksgiving, but she wouldn't hear it. Besides, no one will come
in on Thursday night to do it.
She should know better
than to leave me unsupervised. Something about the configuration of one
of the ornaments, a snowman holding snowflakes on a black wire in front of himself, suggested something more sinister. I wonder how long it will take anyone to spot it.
It's the little things that help the day go by.
I discovered I could record sounds on my phone and use them as my ring
tone. For the rest of the day it belched. Now it meows. A whole new world beckons. The problem is that even I don't recognize it as a phone call at first.
I also pissed the cats off by following them around all day trying to
get the perfect meow. I still haven't gotten the one I want. When they
meow they want you to answer, not shove a phone down by them and wait
silently for them to do it again.