Another Friday’s come and nearly gone. Had a nice lunch today with some of my former coworkers. The one thing I miss about that job (and largely the reason I stayed for over 23 years) is the people that I’ve worked with over the years. So it’s nice to be able to reconnect occasionally. I have a few already-retired former coworkers to reconnect with over the coming weeks, as well.
It also marked the first time since I stopped working that I made the ‘commute’ back down to that area. Fortunately not during rush hour. Making it the first time I’ve had nearly 3 hours to myself in the car. Time to let my mind wander in its usual attention deficient manner – contemplating music, book plot details, other drivers, the nation’s interstate highway system, potholes – endless potholes, and the seasonal startup of highway construction that seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with fixing the potholes. The potholes, after the winter that wouldn’t end, are incredibly bad this year. And as expected, endless winter seems now to have become early summer. Spring was a wish unfulfilled.
This has also been a somewhat weighty week – much to do for my volunteer job (mostly because I let myself get behind last week), some tragic news locally, the usual assortment of sad-to-bizarre-to-infuriating news – local, national, and global – if I get caught up on my other tasks, I will expand on some of that on Sunday. I’m also already starting to work on this month’s compassion post.
But, since it is a Friday, and it’s fun to have something, apropos of nothing else in this post, to think about over the weekend, I offer up the following quote from the noble sage, Douglas Adams:
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”