Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…
Thursday, January 5
Damn, there was a lot of snow at the resort this morning…We’ve had an insane amount the past couple of days, which is great for skiers, lousy for those reporting for duty because the Maintenance guys hadn’t shown up yet and I just parked in the driveway to the front desk building for the first hour or so until everything got sorted out.
I had to make a delivery to Building 4, too, and that took forever…Usually you use the walkway that cuts past one the 20-person hot tub and go in thru a side door, but the pathway looked like a trail to South Pole Station so I had to backtrack and cut thru Bldg 3’s side door…Since I’m old and can’t remember squat anymore I immediately walked up the stairs to the second floor of Bldg 3 because my delivery was on the second floor of Bldg 4 and I thought I was in the proper building…I give myself credit that I recognized I was on the second floor of the wrong building a few steps before knocking on the wrong door.
Then, heading down the stairs of the Bldg 3 stairwell I misgauged a step and fell down…Fortunately, I only fell down one step and no damage was done, never a given at any age for ol’ Sparrow.
I felt like I was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition trying to deliver some lousy amenities…The walk from the side of Bldg 3 to the side of Bldg 4 was also impassable, so I had to work my way to the front door…I managed to make it back to the front desk without getting lost or injured.
We still don’t have a PBX operator!!!…I don’t know what the problem is…Last week she was supposed to be in background and my email today said she was still in background…I don’t understand this at all…CIA agents have hit the ground with shorter background investigations than our new hotel operator will have…We could use her, too…It is getting tedious doing other jobs during our busiest season.
Had some fun with Jesus today…He called me from room 2204 wondering who had placed the work order in for the fireplace in 2304 not working….I looked it up and Gabriel had done it…Jesus said the fireplace was in fine working order.
The order was for 2304…You’re calling me from 2204.
A very well-timed pause.
Yeah…Rooms here, Jesus, are numbered based on the building they’re in and the floor they’re on…So 2304 would be on the third floor…You’re on the second floor.
To his credit, Jesus took it well, laffing and then hanging up.
The Wife and I snowblowed the driveway tonight…I had shoveled enough to allow us to get our cars out of the driveway, but there was still a lot of snow, we moved it out tonight…Exhausted by our labors, we retired to the comfort of the local diner for dinner…I had a burger and The Wife had the meatball sandwich.
Charlie changed his French fries a little bit, too…I had onion rings, but I sampled The Wife’s fries – for freshness – and they were seasoned differently and seemed to be cut different or something…They weren’t as good as the usual fries there.
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.
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