Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 103

I don't always enjoy everything I do, but I do get a sense of satisfaction from a job well done. This weekend went well. We completed the two day pet picture marathon with lots of happy customers, an invitation to return on Mother's Day and no broken equipment. I'm not even going to bother to unpack my gear, because I've got another photo shoot scheduled with one of my clients for tomorrow afternoon anyway. As long as I remember to recharge all the batteries, I'm good to go.

You wouldn't believe all the trash in the park this afternoon. Two sunny days in a row and everyone in town decides to have a picnic. When the party is over, they leave all their used paper plates, empty bottles, smelly baby diapers and lord knows what else on the ground and just drive away. The park was virtually empty when I first moved here. When I used to walk Spot, it was just me and a few bikers who used to hang out here. Then the city spent millions on improvements designed to make the place attractive to everyone. Now, a nice day will bring out thousands of people who leave behind thousands of pounds of trash. Personally, I liked the bikers better.

It's hard to believe that it's almost April. It seems like I just took the Christmas tree down yesterday. I don't know whether time is moving faster or I'm just moving slower. Increasingly, I'm noticing that I'll put something on my to-do list and all of the sudden three months have passed before I get anything done. Work never gets postponed and that's probably why everything else slips behind. There seems to be a desire for instant gratification in the workplace that never used to exist. Nobody is patient anymore. This lack of patience causes even small projects to quickly consume all your available time. Every once in a while someone will ask me what I want to do when I retire. My answer is always the same: absolutely nothing.

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