Today did not feel like a day in the DR. It was cloudy. The whole, freaking, day. That never happens here. Ever ever ever. It may be cloudy for a couple hours, but the whole day? Really? I felt like I was in Chicago. Not only was the weather depressing, but I had to spend the day at a work location full of bitter and demotivated employees.
You see, the DR is one of those countries where you have to pay someone a lot of $$$ to fire them. This means that employees who have been with the company for years are pre-tty darn comfortable to do as they please, because they actually want to be fired! Example: the second shift starts at 2 PM. The girl working that shift today strolled herself in at 3:05 PM! Did she say "Sorry" to the morning girls who had to stay an extra hour waiting for her? Did she even say "Hello" to me or care to give a reason or excuse for being late? Not even. I wanted to kick her. Really, I was close.
But enough moaning about my blah day. I know I shouldn't complain about bad weather (if it comes here once in a blue moon), and about employees that I don't have to see everyday. And the day wasn't even all blah.
I ate platano maduro [food makes me too happy..]
Boyfriend met me for lunch
I finally ran today after a two week hiatus
I found an extra hour in my day that I didn't think I would have
(And that extra hour was spent reading, writing this post, and painting my nails)
Tonight we're going to an extra long Happy Hour for a birthday
Plus, this made me giggle:
Guess what.. The week is halfway over tomorrow!