Hi! It’s me!  Lily!

David went to camp today!!!

I was working so I wasn’t there to see him off, but the camp is out in east Texas, so Dave’s driving him.  He wasn’t happy last night, but oh well.  I guess we all have to do things we don’t want, especially when you’re ten.

Maybe he’ll come back a little better version of himself.  He’s got a lot of potential, but lessons just don’t seem to stick for some reason.

Holidays are busy at work!  Since I work at a convenience store off 35 (I can tell you that now!) there’s all sorts of people on the way north or south wanting horrifically unhealthy food or horrifically overpriced gas or…  well, the bathrooms are clean, so nothing horrific there.  But there are all sorts of people coming and going.  One lady came in wearing a mesh dress, and not much else.  Really?  Oh well, people gonna people.  The holidays where the karens are the worst are the ones where there are lots of expectations, like Christmas – Memorial Day is pretty chill, considering.  Not to say I didn’t run into a couple.  I actually found a way of dealing with them that the owner’s started using too.  when they start raising their voice, I just say in the most sincerely caring voice I can muster, “do you need a hug?”  They either don’t know how to respond, get madder, or… actually need a hug.  When it works, it really works.  When it doesn’t, it’s back to the tried and true karen management techniques.

I’ll be working shifts on weekdays from now on.  I’ve never done that before.  I wonder what it’ll be like.  maybe some weekends too, but that was a compromise so I can take time off for vacations.  I mean, after all, I’m young and it’s summer!  Owner seems to understand that all too well.

Doesn’t hurt that sometimes I bring him Sabby’s cookies.  Oh, did I tell you?  He loves them.  He told me if she starts making them commercially he’ll be the first customer!  She’s working on a business plan to get financing now, but I can’t say much more until that goes through, so…  wish her luck.

Off to bed.  I’m a working stiff tomorrow!!!

Love you all!!! ❤

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