NaBloPoMo: March 23, 2010 “Cara a Cara”
My days are so similar to one another that I often loose track of which one I’m living, they just all blend together into one long monotonous blurring day…Blah!
Blah! Blah! In this photo you can see my view from where I sit to have lunch at work…nice huh? The roof of the Walmart stretches out beneath me like an expanse of desert, featureless and inhuman. In the far distance the mountains rise up like a beckoning oasis in this inhospitable land that is my life. I might as well be living in a desert, after all, I work the evening shift, 3PM to 11PM and because of this unfortunate shift time I have almost no social interaction. What little I do have comes from the time I spend online chatting, often, with complete strangers, on my “Flash Farm” in a social game called Farm Town. Don’t get me wrong, I have some friends that I speak to on a regular basis, but that’s almost always on the phone, not real face to face social interaction. Today marks my ninth consecutive day of working at this job. I know it sounds petty, but it’s times like this that really make me realize how much I miss “out in the real world” social connection. Maybe it’s only me that feels this disconnect from society and maybe it’s my own fault too, for not getting up earlier in the day and interacting with real people in the real world. Maybe I’ll get up tomorrow and go look for a day job,but wait, I can do that from my pc at home…I wonder if Walmart is hiring…