August 11th, 2011

Be Better Than You Were Yesterday

my cards are on the table and I'm willing and I'm able

I've gotten back into the habit of drinking coffee at work. It's so GOOD and one of the clerks figured out that I like it, so every morning she makes a pot and then makes a point to tell me and then I gush about how good it is and she has a big smile and I. Can't. Stop.

Anyway, today is my day off and I have a splitting caffeine-withdrawal headache and this will NOT work! I cannot be having to deal with this nonsense twice a week, especially not on my very rare and precious days to relax. So, back off the coffee I must go. SIGH.

Also, I wish there was a way to kill this headache without drinking caffeine. I had hoped my normal mug of tea would help, but noooo. And now, it's too late in the day, if I have any more I'll never sleep. AND. I'm going to the orthodontist this afternoon so I can't WAIT to have dental work done on top of a headache. Boo-urns.

ANYWAY. Enough complaining.

I've been thinking recently about different kinds of people. In particular, there is this girl I work with who is, as they say, not the sharpest knife in the drawer. She is beautiful and gets up at 5 a.m. every morning to go to exercise boot camp. I know this is a stereotype, but you know just exactly the sort of person I'm describing here.

When I first met her, I was (embarrassingly in retrospect) a bit dismissive. I mean, she's a nice person but I'm not always certain she can form whole sentences. The thought process just isn't always there. So, I though ok. We'll be cordial but that's enough.

Well, over these last few months I've gotten to know her and she is AMAZING. I was wrong to prejudge her. She is genuinely happy, she had an ex-husband who hit her and she is not shy about saying both his real name and the words "he beat me and my daughter and I will never protect him by not telling other people the truth," she has an eternally positive attitude, she volunteers for every chore that comes up, she's patient with problem patrons, she loves to laugh...I don't know. I suddenly feel like I'm writing a personals ad here and that's not at all the direction I'm meaning to go in, haha.

My point, AND I DO HAVE ONE, is that I judged her based on preconceived notions, and I was wrong. And, on top of being wrong, she's become one of my greatest friends at work, I don't know what I'd do without her support. AND. There is a second woman at work who I judged for wholly different circumstances who ALSO has turned out to be amazing.

I feel this is rambling on and getting boring but it has been a revolutionary experience to me. Really taught myself a huge lesson about being open to all different kinds of people and things. Awesome!

Anyway, I have 752 errands to run, I go. Later gators!

ETA: Holy crud, I think it might be about to rain!!
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