Pinch the Tail & Suck the Head
The weekend has rolled around a day early here on the Bus. I’ve already left a voice mail to let my boss know that I’ll be out sick Friday.
Several riders on the Bus have let me know that my complaints about work have become all too regular in my daily posts. As you riders are all too aware, I have been working way too much overtime for the past year. As the year end approaches I realized that I haven’t taken any of my allotted sick leave this year. Any unused vacation hours can be rolled over into the new year, but unused sick days are lost. Perhaps I’ll be sick every Friday until Christmas! Besides, I’ve already logged 48 hours from Monday through Thursday.
All of these hours at the plant have left me precious little time to put together something coherent for these pages each night, and for that I apologize. I don’t really plan the posts on the Bus ahead of time. I prefer to find inspiration for each post from my daily encounters. Recently, my job has become a much more prominent part of my daily life and that influence has been reflected in these pages.
Tonight I came home from the plant with the thought of a three day weekend ahead of me. I just knew I could find something unrelated to work as inspiration for this evening’s post. As I walked into the kitchen I was overtaken by the wonderful aroma of a kettle of gumbo on the stove. My wife and daughter had prepared my favorite Louisiana supper: boiled crawfish, gumbo, fresh bread, and a couple of cold beers to wash it all down. I had found the inspiration I needed!
If you are not familiar with the phrase, the title of today's post comes from the time honored method of eating crawfish.
Y'all have a good weekend!