… like yesterday, when work leaves me absolutely and utterly frustrated because my customers make thoughtless decisions that negatively impact me. Those days leave me very frustrated and are cause for my roommates to ask, “Man, what’s wrong with you?” I have never developed much of a poker face, and if I’m in a bad mood, it very much shows in my facial expression.
… like today, when everything seems to be going right, co-workers take more than their fair share of initiative, and things are on the up and up.
Getting through days like yesterday is hard. Getting through days like today is a fair bit easier. Both, in their own way, give me some pride in this company that I work for, enough to make me not be a shrinking violet when some asks where I work.
In eight days, I’ll have worked here for five years. That’s pretty incomprehensible for me, but I’m thankful for the job that I’ve had, that I continue to have it, and that I have one for the forseeable future. Even at my most annoyed, I try to remember that I could be out of a job.