At first I had every intention of putting in a full day’s work on the holiday. Then I promised Tammy last night that even though I wouldn’t be going to her block party festival gala tonight, I wouldn’t spend today working. Then I decided that I could keep my promise by working half a day, because that wouldn’t be spending the whole day at it.
Then the Boss faxed me a note requesting that I create a new form for Tim so he can conduct safety meetings with his crew. This is something we were supposed to be doing all along, of course. It’s a government requirement, and I think we’ve checked the box on forms saying that we do it, even though we don’t. So I’m all for it, except that I sort of resented the request coming on the Fourth of Freaking July.
So I did the form, which was pretty simple, actually. But I won’t fax it back to him until tomorrow, and I won’t fax him any of the other things I want him to have today, and I decided then and there not to do anything else today. Instead I celebrated my country’s independence from England by watching a rebroadcast of the game between Manchester United and Chelsea from last November. And a little baseball, although that’s a painful subject these days, with the Giants in last place and all.