Yesterday my boss handed me my schedule and told me, "You got two Saturdays off!"
Immediately I started looking at my schedule to try to find the blow she was cushioning with the good news. I was expecting to not have any other days off or to be closing every day or something. After perusing the schedule, highlighting my hours, counting them, and putting a green ring around payday (also known as Water Guy day), I came to the conclusion that there was no bad news. I had plenty of hours; I opened a lot; AND I had two Saturdays off.
So why was I looking for the bad news?
I don't know if I've addressed this subject on my blog before, but I know I've been thinking about this for a while.
This whole "waiting for the other shoe to drop" thing...
I always find myself waiting for the bad news. I get a paycheck that's large and I expect car trouble or something else expensive. I do this ALL THE TIME. It's kind of a bad practice to get into, but I think I've found the cause.
Living in Illinois. Living in the Midwest, in general. Think about it. What do we get after most gorgeous days in the summer? A storm. The best days are followed by tornado warnings. And if it's a mild winter? We just KNOW it will be a scorchingly bad summer. Mild summer? Bad winter! We just EXPECT it!
It's the weather in the Midwest. It makes us all expect the worst after a bit of good news.
Think about it.
Well, I'm done waiting for the other shoe to drop. It's sandal weather!