Whenever someone asks the inevitable question on Fridays, "What are you doing this weekend," I have to take a moment to pause, and preface by saying "Well, on Saturdays and Sundays I work, but on my weekend, Wednesday, Thursday, I plan to…"
For those who work restaurant or store shifts or those wedding and event planners, you know the drill. Even my family tends to ask if I plan to come home on a Saturday forgetting what my work schedule has been for about a year now.
My odd and out of whack schedule may keep me from Saturday night events or Sunday night church activities but, the truth is, while different, it has it's perks, such as the enjoyable trips to the gym and grocery store.
Notice I said enjoyable - no awkward walking around, pretending I'm stretching while I wait third in line for the ab machine at the gym. I can take as a long as I want (or as long as my lungs will let me) running on the treadmill secretly enjoying the cheesy action flick in the cardio theatre at the gym. That's because hardly anyone is there during 9 to 5; many people are at work.
When I'm done, it's on to the grocery store where I can take my time picking that perfect piece of chicken, and I don't have to pretend I know exactly where the red wine vinegar is for that new recipe. No one is trying to pass me in the aisle way.
It means more time and less traffic on the walkway at Cameron Park. The banks are open, the customer service agents are free. It's my world and my schedule to make.
Our weekend viewers are wonderful as well. Getting the occasional call from Ms. Chambers on Saturday night making sure she will get the weekend news and weather brightens my day.
So, while many others are whistling a tune to "Working For The Weekend," yes, you know who you are, on Fridays, I'm whistling a different tune, "Hi Ho, It's off to work I go."
But remember your "hump day," Wednesday, is my Saturday. ; ) Have a good weekend!