Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV

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I know the way this photo was taken isn’t too unusual, however, I love the expression on his face as he listens to his coach rev them up for a game. I think the angle was perfect as he looked up at his coach imparting words of inspiration. 

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The acclimation: SaWheet

Well I am currently 1.5 into my school week…Enough time to say I’ve acclimated to my new role in life?

I have settled well into my classes.

I found out that the average age of a community college student is 29. I am the average?!.. Take that all you kids who look like you can’t grow facial hair yet!

The work load seems pretty light now.. but factoring in WHEN to do it is rough..

Here are the perks to my new life:

My house is CLEAN. I leave for school .. come home and it’s STILL CLEAN. I have been able to clean areas that usually get neglected… My laundry room actually has a floor under those piles of clothes… Who knew?!

I went grocery shopping by myself for the first time in probably 10 years… My bill was $30 cheaper since there was no one begging for this or that… I didn’t have to weasel out of those god awful car carts that have a gravitational pull to anything and everything other than a straight line…

I am starting to REALLY like the house being quiet. The first day it was creepy.. I kept thinking the old Sea Captain was going to whisper something in my ear. (For those that don’t know.. where I live people used to bury their family on their own land. There’s tons of random graveyards that people stumble upon in the woods. The only recorded burial on our property is an old Sea Captain..creepy right?) But now…. there’s no kids fighting.. I can do a task and actually finish it without being interrupted!

I also get to watch tv all darn day if I want… If I want to watch something MA I don’t have to wait until bedtime…

I get to listen to non Disney songs on the radio

By the time the kids get home I’ve have enough of myself and engage with them a little more. I don’t feel so drained or worn out.. And both kids loving school…

So far so good!

Concession woes

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Signing my son up for football meant I had to volunteer for something…

Let’s see… I know nothing about football so I can’t assist in coaching, refereeing, or announcing. Or holding those little sticks that mark the area..

It left me with concessions, donating snacks and or cleaning the bathrooms…

I opted for waiting for someone to see that I hadn’t volunteered and pulling the newbie card…which worked! Until they were able to add some games to the roster. That required a home game or two that needed those concession stands manned…

Can I bribe you with a monetary donation instead?? No?  I thought this was America!

I told the lady that I’ve never fried or short ordered squat in my life.. She said ok, you can be a runner! All I had to do was get the food from the grill line and prepare a minimal amount of stuff.. I can handle that right?

When my time came, the lady at the register asked if I was her relief… Um? I was to be a runner… She practically ran out there saying that the runner had just started…

Wow.. no easing into it..trying to figure things out?! It’s not that bad of an experience…

Right?!

It was a looong 2 1/2 hours. I didn’t get one break. (labor laws man!) Fortunately I can handle math.. 2.50 +2.50 = $5… I can’t tell you many people thought they were expecting .50 back when they gave me a $5

Here is a few things I learned from working the concession stand:

1. People like to make things even… They will order as much as it takes to make sure they don’t get money back… One $1 soda thus becomes a cheeseburger and a Hershey bar as well.

2. If you tell children that if they bring back their soda and water bottles they get a free piece of gum… they steal half full cans from unsuspecting adults and even… dumpter dive…

3. People will wait in line for a good chunk of time.. get to the ordering window and complain about the line.. then spend 10 minutes deciding what they want…

4. If a child screams long enough to its parent.. They can get whatever they want…

And lastly:

5. Never give out a cup of ice… No one will buy water again..

 

By the time my shift was up… I feel a bit guilty admitting this, but I practically ran out of there as quick as the first cashier…