OMG I was so bored and lonely today I could have screamed!
I know that sounds lame, but with my sister back to work starting today (hooray!) and the boss out all day, I was literally ALL ALONE.
There’s a bunch of you out there right now rolling your eyes, thinking if you could have had an entire day with no interruptions and no one bothering you, you’d have thought you’d died and gone to heaven.
Well you can f-in’ have it.
More often than not, when I’m at work, I can go all day without seeing another person. Or at best see them only as they pop in to use the FAX machine or ask me to place an order for supplies. If no one needs in the storeroom, and the boss is out in the field, or off, and it’s quiet on the radio (dispatch radio, not music radio) then it’s not unusual for me to go an entire 8 hours without seeing or speaking to another human being.
There have been times when I’ve gone a full week all alone, with only the briefest of morning human contact.
When my sister was unemployed, she would email me now and then, a little contact with the outside world. We’d chat about stuff, she’d tell me if anything was happening on the news (since we can’t surf the ‘net here at work unless it’s work related) which is fine, really, that’s what home internet is for.
I’m happier when we have trouble, like a big storm event. Then I’m monitoring pump station alarms throughout the County, dispatching the crews, keeping track of them, working the phones. It’s intense, and crazy, and fantastic, and the days fly by.
It’s just not like that every day.
Don’t get me wrong – I’d much rather have my sister working than sitting at home emailing me.
It’s just lonely.
I can’t write when I’m lonely.
Which is sad, in a pathetic way.
Meaning I’m a little pathetic today.
I’ll probably be a little whiny for a while. But I’ll get over it.
Really, I will.