I know I’ve said it before. But I’m saying it for REAL this time. Our FINAL winter storm is upon us, leaving us with icy roads, a few inches of snow, and extremely cold temperatures.
Most people get to stay home, being it’s a weekend and all. But it’s a weekend and all, so I have to work, which means….
I’m stuck at the hotel.
I didn’t mind it so much on Saturday. Mardi Gras revelers kept the hotel hoppin’ all day long, and I was happy to be a part of it for 10 straight hours. When I got up to my room, I was glad for the quiet. Okay, not QUIET really, but I was left alone.
After a decent night’s sleep, I punched the time clock at 6 AM Sunday morning, and was not surprised to see a few die hard partiers from the night before.
I couldn’t help but be happy along with them. They were having FUN! And they wanted ME to have fun too! I felt bad turning down the Jello shots they offered me, and felt worse when I wouldn’t let them drag their cooler through the breakfast area offering the shots to our guests.
Luckily, it didn’t deter them. They gobbled down some solid food, and took their cooler up to their room. And then… we got the call over the radios…
“Harold, someone has put a Jello shot outside each of the guests’ doors on the 8th floor. Can you come pick them up?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. It was almost cute the way they wanted everyone to feel the happiness. And they weren’t letting anything stand in their way.
Anyway, now my shift is over, and it’s early in the day, and I wasn’t able to convince the Mustang to brave the treacherous roads, so I dragged my mopey self upstairs to my room to sit.
I don’t “sit” well. In fact, I’m so desperate, running on the treadmill is sounding heavenly. Except I can’t even do that, because there’s people around right now. And I don’t do “people” well either, unless I’m in uniform.
So I’ll run early tomorrow, before most of the guests are awake, and before a majority of the employees come to work. And I’ll pass the time tonight by gracing you with a blog post, watching the Oscars, and snacking on some ice cream.
The snow may be keeping me from my home and my family, but I refuse to let it keep me from everything I love.