Empty Days

Friday, March 18, 2005



...life goes on - after the thrill of living is gone...

It was much better today - though much worse in terms of income. I didn't go to the office in the morning, didn't have to face stupid mind-games from people there, I just stayed on the road today and the dispatcher gave me calls not by voice but as text-messages on the mobile. That way I felt in control and just kept cycling all over town - the weather was great (though still kinda cold), the traffic was light, there were few calls and no pressure to speak of. That's what I like about this job - CYCLING - and it doesn't really matter if I make a lot of money or very little cash (though too little would make it too strange to wake up for the job in the morning).

Another important thing: I crashed at 9pm yesterday and slept irresistibly until about 2am - then I stayed up util about 5am and then slept some more until 7:30am. That way I got enough sleep and was not prevented and frustrated by whatever noise the fucking neighbours were making upstairs all night long. So I felt more refreshed and stronger in the morning. And I climbed very steep hills today with far less effort and exhaustion - because I generally felt good about myself, I had more energy, it was alright.

We'll see what happens next week. If they keep giving me shit for no reason, if they make me understand I am just not good enough - then I am all prepared and ready to get fired. Right - do I care? NO. The fact that I got all that experience is more valuable than money and there are other companies I may have a better chance with.

So - avoid mind-gamers at the office, cycle, respect the dispatch, don't think about money too much. That's the formula. And enjoy cycling and meeting other couriers - they're nice to talk to, even though some of those guys and gals look and act really grumpy :-0





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