Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…
Friday, December 16
I won some candy at the all-employee meeting Thursday…Three clear plastic boxes stacked on top of each other tied with a red ribbon…One container had caramels and the other two had unknown, one contained candy in a blue wrapper and the other candy in red wrappers.
I hate caramels, so I put them out on the supervisor’s desk and they were all gone this morning…I wasn’t entirely sure what the other ones were, so I took the red wrappered ones out, put them on the desk, and invited Gabriel to try one…We both thought it looked suspiciously like something with a marshmallow center.
Wrong…Gabriel bit into one and showed it to me…It had peanut butter inside!!!…I am not making that up!!!…I immediately reached for the container and promptly returned it to the drawer and brought out the blue wrappered crap…I told Gabriel if he touched the peanut butter ones he was a dead man and invited him to try the blue candy…He laffed, tried the blue ones, and reported they had caramel inside, more stuff I can give away to the masses.
The bottom drawer of the supervisor’s desk must be the emergency provision drawer or something, because also in there now are a couple packs of macaroni…I picked one up and there was a smaller packet of cheese in there…The packages were rather small ones that someone might’ve gotten as samples…There was also, for reasons I’m sure someone thinks are good, a can of chicken pot pie soup.
I spent no small part of the day on the phone with the gal who coordinates the rooms for one of the resorts we manage…They own Building 1 and they take the reservations and assign the rooms and we enter the reservations and assign the appropriate room and she called so we could go over and make sure everyone was assigned the right room.
They weren’t…By chance I was going thru their reservations and not everything was all right…About three-quarters of the way thru The Wife brings me half a sandwich from a place in town…It was a really good sandwich, too, a turkey club…As I finished it in the break room I got to thinking that good as it was it was hardly sufficient for a growing boy like me and right then Eric from the sales office brought in a cold cut platter from a gathering they had hosted!!!
Boy, talk about providence looking down on you…It was just what the doctor ordered…It was about three-quarters gone, but there was still some roast beef and ham and cheese.
Later, Eric brought in some bagels and cream cheese from the sales office, but I’d eaten enough and only had one.
The power went out at The Shire tonight…About 5:30…I was the only one home and I was putzing around the kitchen when it happened…Well, heck, there really isn’t a whole lot to do when it’s dark outside without electricity…You gotta plan ahead…Sure, I could’ve done some reading with one of the flashlights, but what if it lasts a while???…I really should try and save the battery…Same with the phone…So I just more or less laid there until it came back on 90 minutes later.
The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Anything else is a coincidence.
It was inspired by the 19th-century British novel of the same name