4:00 AM is awfully early to get up. But that's what time my alarm was set for, because I had to be at work at 6 AM.
All of the Customer Service desk employees were scheduled today. Originally my shift was supposed to start at 8, but that had me clocking out mid-afternoon. I told the boss I'd rather come in when the mall opened and have more of the day free.
After I rolled out of bed I showered and came downstairs. It was so early the paper hadn't been delivered yet. No comics to read with breakfast! I settled for checking my email and Facebook while I ate, then drank a large mug of coffee. Next I put together my lunch--baked chicken cut into bite-sized chunks, vegetables (carrot sticks, cauliflower, and broccoli), and a muffin. I also added a handful of almonds for a snack, then put everything into the lunch box along with my water bottle.
There were three people working at the desk working at the desk this morning (the boss, a co-worker, and me). We took turns walking around the mall answering customer questions and passing out shopping bags. At one point the other two people were gone; I decided I was hungry and it was time for lunch. I had eaten half the bag of vegetables, then looked at the clock and started to laugh. Even though it had been four hours since breakfast it was only 8:30 in the morning!
I ended up putting the rest of the vegetables away until an hour later. At 10, I got my lunch break and finished the rest of my meal. A little after 11, when I'm starting lunch on a normal day, I ate my snack. Why not?
Five years ago today: New Thing #323--Creative