Day 27

Every day is different. That is a fact. The first thing they said was, “There’s no manual for this job.” I’m not a person that needs her ducks in a row, though. And, I like that I don’t know what’s coming. Thankfully this week the scale has balanced the sad and wacky. (At least, so far.)

Here are a few things I did yesterday at work:

1. Convince a resident that my co-worker (of Puerto-Rican descent and born in the Bronx) was not Amish.
2. Convince same resident that Red Robin did not serve Amish food.
3. Comfort a resident in tears, who wanted to spend more of her day with her daughter.
4. Tell the firemen/EMT’s which room to attend to.
5. Help a resident figure out how to access his E-harmony account.
6. Talk about the price of gas in the 1950’s. (Did you know they used to give incentives out to attract return customers? Like dishes and toasters.)
7. Watch someone explain to a resident that she’s been married for about 40 years.
8. Receive a compliment from my favorite resident.
9. Wonder which resident was most like my future self. (I blame you, Teffeny. Putting ideas in my head!)
10. Eat a cookie for lunch.

How was your day?

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

5 thoughts on “Day 27

  1. Funny. I’ve been really busy this week. The office closes for one day and the phone is ringing off the hook. Unfortunately, I don’t have a job where I can disclose anything. You know, attorney client privilege. I enjoy how you find these things funny rather than annoying.

  2. Let’s see – here’s what I’ve done at work this week.

    1. Sit in a room by myself and write.
    2. Sit in a room by myself and read.
    3. Sit in a room by myself and ponder what wisdom I might impart to incoming 1st-year students next semester. (Didn’t really come up with any.)

    Good thing that I generally find myself happiest when I don’t have to interact with people:)

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