Things are getting a little crazy around here. As you may or may not know, my sister-in-law has been sick for a long time. Recently, she had her leg amputated. The question is "was it really necessary"? True: she's a diabetic/alcoholic, but did the hospital/administration/or the Doctor amputate her leg because she was on medicaid/medicare and they didn't want to continue the treatment?
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Well she's been in the hospital since October. Her four kids and one grandchild have been living her with me and my wife, our son, his wife, and their son (yes, it's not your imagination, it's getting kind of crowded). Well, my sister-in-law has been home since Thanksgiving, but she's in no shape to take care of the children so we're keeping them until she's better able to manage. The oldest child, the one with the grandchild, went back home to help her mother. That's really good. My wife was really mad her for "making a bad situation worse".
Well, now it's Christmas time at the Post Office! Worked 12 hours on Monday, and 11 hours on Tuesday, 10 hrs on Wensday, only 9 1/2 today. I got a "talking-to" for being "too nice": A lady came in yesterday and wanted to mail a package to her sister in Greece. She had the address written in English and Greek. She couldn't file out the customs forms because she can't read in english, so I filed it out for her. It was alright with me, I spent about 3yrs in Greece and it gave me a chance to practice my rusty
Greek. Of course that was 20yrs ago so my Greek is more like arthrhetic than rusty. Well, it seems that I took too much time with one customer. The proper procedure is to have her take the form home so that someone can fill it out for her.
I'm sorry, I thought we were there to help people and that we wanted to do business. Boy, was I wrong!
I'm exaggerating really. My suprervisor did bring it up, in jest (mostly). Being "to nice" is one of my short comings. I'll always fall for that one. Meanwhile, someone got me for $10.00! He order 1 stamp and when I gave him his change he said He gave me a twenty when he gave me a ten. I didn't argue with him because I've made that mistake before, but I'll be more careful from now on.
Anyway, a mid all the craziness I did manage to finish the next installment of "Riding The Witch", tentatively it's called "Dancing with the Devil". I still have to run it through spell check, and my reading group. I should be ready to post it for New Year's Eve, hopefully.
I was really thinking about submitting it to the majestic first, but I'm not sure how good it is, you know? Everything looks good when you right it, but then after everyone gets done picking it apart it looks different. It's kind of like looking at a neighborhood in the winter, everything looks good when it's covered with snow.