The days between Christmas and New Year are what we call the “in-between” days.
“Are you working the in-between days?”
“Yes, because I don’t want to take vacation days.”
The good thing about working the days between Christmas is that NO ONE is around! The subways are empty, the work building is empty. In a building that normally holds over 1000 people, there are only around 6 of us here today. This job is totally great without the customers.
Why can’t all work days be like this? It’s like being at a spa (minus the champagne and hot tub). However…. if I wanted a bottle of champagne, I could have one up here because it’s empty! I’m not saying I’m doing that, but it’s nice to know that I could if I wanted to.
A friend and I once had an entire movie theater to ourselves when we were 13. I have no idea what that movie was, but it was the greatest movie ever. We did cartwheels up the aisles. We changed seats every 5 minutes. Sometimes we sat on top of the seats. There is really something to be said for having a huge place all to yourself.
I feel like that now. In fact, I think I’m going to do a few cartwheels down the hall on my way out. Maybe some champagne would help me gain the dexterity I had at age 13. I believe I saw some in the fridge.