August 12, 2004 @ 11:41 pm by sean
I worked the 12-8 shift, which became the 1-8 shift after I got my brake lights fixed. It was the multi-purpose switch in the steering wheel. That’s right. A switch in my steering wheel was keeping my brake lights from working. Just when one thinks they’ve figured out the automobile, they go and put a switch for the brake lights(of three switches, there are two on the pedal itself) in the steering wheel. Colleen and Laurie worked until 5, and Scott and I joined Jeff until 8. Scott needs to talk more. He’s kind of slow. Not mentally. Well, kinda. Supposedly it’s from drugs. I don’t know. But he talks slow, walks slow. He doesn’t move at the pace as the rest of us. Anyway, him and Jeff are cousins. It’s good to see family together like that. Beating eachother with giant bamboo sticks. Throwing water on eachother. Stealing keys so one thinks he locked his keys in his car. Endless banter. I didn’t stop laughing for most of the evening. I did finally leave. I was getting off the express way, and on the end of the ramp, it merges into traffic. Well, it doesn’t merge, it becomes a second lane. I got into the lane, and someone honks. I look over, and Colleen is right next to me! How crazy is that?! That was the last thing I expected.
Colleen is a fun person. I’m glad she was a co-employee of mine this summer. I’m not sure what it is about her, but she is really familiar. Not in a way like I might have known her before I just don’t know where kind of thing. Familiar like I’ve worked with her longer than just this summer. Within the first week of working with her, I was already making fun of her. I only make fun of the people I love. I think maybe because she is less female than most females. Guys are easier to get along with ’cause with girls, I’m concerned that they’ll think I’m flirting. Colleen doesn’t seem to be like that. Either way, she’s a cool person.
At work today I was having a conversation with her in my head. I often have conversations with people in my head. These conversations rarely take place, maybe that’s why I have them. This particular conversation, it was my last day or something, and it came up in some way that she didn’t know I was a Christian. Then I started thinking, that I don’t know if she knows or not. And then I started to feel really guilty. This would be the second opportunity this summer that I didn’t take to show the light of Christ to someone. Maybe she does know, but just that there is a possibility she doesn’t bothers me. It’s really similar to the kind of feeling one gets after watching nothing worth while on TV when they have more important things to get done. Just increased by a bit. It’s time for that to stop.
They are euthanizing a dog in Detroit that attacked a girl. Though euthanize is a nice thing to say, I don’t think it’s the proper word. Euthanize means:: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. This dog isn’t in any pain. The dog is quite alright actually, it’s the girl that has the pain. Hm.
I’ve got the song, ‘would you like to swing on a star’ in my head, but the rhythm I sing it at doesn’t seem to fit the song. Though I don’t think I’ve ever heard the real Bing Crosby song. I think I heard it on a childrens program on TV when I was a child. I don’t know any more than
Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off where you are?
But the next line is, ‘or would you rather be a mule’. And I can’t get that to fit the tune I sing that first part to. I’m dissapointed.