1. My crew. They’re all awesome (sort of. There’s one guy who sometimes annoys me, but it’s fine most of the time)
2. The amount of time we eat up just cruisin’ in the truck. My team lead’s got taking the longest route possible to get from Point A to Point B down to a science.
3. Pulling weeds. It’s one of my preferred jobs because I can just sit on a bucket in an area that is densely populated by weeds and pull them all. Makes it easier to pay attention to the NPR news stories I can spend almost all day listening to. Which leads me right into
4. I can listen to NPR all day. My phone can use the wifi from the residence halls, so I have constant access to NPR’s news programs as well as hourly news updates.
5. Most of the rest of my coworkers. This week, my crew got assigned a project with a due date of Tuesday, May 28th. We were able to borrow one other crew on the first day, and two other crews for the second day. We ended up finishing this past Friday. They were all awesome, and they all worked their asses off. Because of our hard work and ability to finish well before the due date, our bosses came around with sodas and we pretty much got to relax from 3 PM to the end of the work day at 5 PM. So my bosses are pretty cool, too. Except Kevin. I just don’t understand Kevin. He has trouble communicating in a way that is not barking orders in an almost incoherent way. Which is fine, you know. That’s just the effect the job has had on him over time, I s’pose. But the other day, I made a joke about someone’s “angry sweeping” because she had to resweep an area she’d already swept because someone else accidentally spilled decorative gravel on it, and I got a few laughs out of it, but then Kevin pipes up and he’s like, “She’s not angry sweeping. She’s sweeping while she’s angry.” I forced a chuckle and a smile because I had no idea how I was supposed to react. I think he was trying to make a joke. I don’t even.