Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Cloudy Day

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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.  

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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.  

The perks: 
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:

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Guess what..  The week is halfway over tomorrow!

5 comments:

  1. It's funny how different the culture is in DR. Jeez that would never ever fly here lol

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  2. someone needs to post again!!!

    Your fans in the Netherlands are waiting....

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  3. Girl, where are you? No new post, are you OK?

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    1. yes, I'm back! hehe thanks for asking :)

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