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- The place itself
- (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
- speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window"
- the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
- A binary number that identifies a particular location in a data storage system or computer memory
- The particulars of the place where someone lives or an organization is situated
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- (life) a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
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- The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death
- Living things and their activity
- The state of being alive as a human being
So I'm just going to be forward and say that this past weekend was intense and just not great.
Not great meaning not good at all at work.
All I have to say is... thank God I have an amazing boss who understands.
And honestly things haven't been good.
But today when I went to work everything was okay. This old man came in and he has known my boss since he was just a boy. I shook this man's hand and introduced myself, his name is Dave.
And he smiled at me and I smiled at him. Whenever he spoke to me he addressed me as, "Janey". Which is my name and sometimes I like it when people acknowledge that.
Before he left I smiled at him and said, "It was really great to meet you today!"
He looked at me with his blue eyes. I kid you not, his eyes were so blue it looked like you could see the back of his mind and he said, "It was nice meeting you to Janey, now you don't get into trouble. Okay? Because I won't be here to look out for you."
I just met the guy and for some reason the idea of having someone looking out for me seemed amazing. I smiled and he smiled and that was it.
Later on the UPS guy came in. I signed for some packages and he always seems cranky in his little brown outfit. And he never, ever remember my last name. I think I have a great, unique, and easy to remember last name... Even the FedEx guy remembers... but anyways. The UPS guy never smiles. I always ask him how he is and he asks me back.
He always says he's doing good. Today I told him I was "Great!"
He them smiled at me. Smiled, cranky UPS guy. It was beautiful.
Then he pointed out how "chipper" I was.
I walked behind the counter and told my boss, "That is the first time I have ever seen the UPS guy smile."
He looked away from the computer and looked at me, "And I missed it!" He said it sarcastically.
"Yeah, you did. And that never happens. Ever."
He smiled at me (the people I work with always seem amused at how I point out random things like this) and he said, "Only once in a blue moon I guess..."
I laughed and said, "Actually, only once in a SUPER moon."
And that was my day.
And I realized that sure things aren't always good. Or even okay.
But nothing is ever as simple as setting the table. Sometimes things are out of order and things are complicate and things hurt really badly.
But it's always worth it.
Now, I really want to go to the park, swing on the swings for hours, talk about random things that happen in life, share stories, then go to Meijer to buy mint mentos and gummies, possibly have a styrofoam sword fight, then find a place to get milkshakes.
Who wants to come?
finding a way out...
might just be
a matter of
for a friend...