A follow up on all things Shifra: Part One
People have been asking for a follow up on my work and carpool situation.
Although I barely find the topics interesting enough to write about perhaps they will be more interesting to read.
Anyway, you asked for it...
Carpool- Carpool is weird, I'm still getting used to the new arrangement.
It's a lot like dating, no one is really acting like "themselves" yet. My carpool buddy (who will now be know as CB) is younger than our new hitchhiker and feels morally obligated to give her the front seat. Every day I have to remind her that she was there first and that it's my car and I decide who can sit where. She ends up sitting in the front about half the time. One thing that does annoy me is that the new rider gets a lot of calls on her cell phone. She has three teenaged kids and there is a lot of loud giving of directions over the phone:
"I SAID take the CHICKEN out of the FREEZER and put it on the COUNTER!"
or "YES you NEED to go to HOCKEY PRACTICE!" or "NO, there is NO SPARE KEY UNDER THE MAT!"
CB gets some phone calls too, but she keeps them short and quiet, plus her ring tone is the theme to mario brothers which always cracks me up.
The truth is that the new rider is very nice- it's hard to find anything bad to say about her. She's friendly and sensible, I just find it disappointing not to be able to speak freely with CB the way we used to or to fight over the radio. Currently we are audio-free (no radio, no CDs) until I figure out if our musical tastes will offend the new rider or not (and/or if I care!)
Also my decision not to clean up the back of my car was a bad one, it's embarrassing. I think I will spend my lunch hour (and a pile of quarters) rectifying that situation.