Black Friday is nigh, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Stores, brick and mortar and online both, will have sales that seem too good to be true. A 96″ Television for $99! Thingamajigs, buy one get one free!. The latest and greatest gizmo that will be sold out for the season if you don’t get it TODAY! People get up at the crack of dawn to get a space in line, or in some cases get up at the crack of dawn days in advance.
“This is the last and final call for the flight boarding at Gate 74. Passenger Curry Cracker board immediately, the gate is ready to close. Repeat, this is the last and final call for the flight boarding at Gate 74…”
It’s a tight connection and the first leg arrived late. Sprinting the length of the terminal, we dodge confused parents, leap over lost children, and climb over the mountain of over-sized bags that should have been checked. (more…)
The kitchen is small and quaint. Fresh laid eggs are in a tray on the counter, the chickens that laid them are scratching in the yard just outside the window. The sun is setting, sinking into the ocean. I’m rolling dough on small table while a 90 year old woman looks over my shoulder, adjusting my technique.
Free furniture?! Yes, free, as in $0.
We’ve all seen the “Free” sign on the street corner next to the fragrant, dirty, and ugly sofa. Is that urine I smell?
“Working 60 – 80 hours a week is ridiculous! If it wasn’t for these student loans I would quit my job and go travel.”
“2 weeks of vacation just isn’t enough. I don’t fully decompress until its time to go back to work.”