Saturday, February 2, 2008

No rest on Saturdays

It's early Saturday morning, just before 7:00 a.m., and I'm getting ready for a long day of teaching acting and modeling. Yup.

I love being an instructor for teens and adults, but some days, I wish I weren't so diligent and responsible. Sometimes, I just wanna play hookie, dang it! But see, I can't and I won't and I wouldn't and I don't.

Ironically, I have worked with far too many people who think nothing of calling off work without a second thought. No worries, they either call in "sick" or simply never appear and figure they'll deal with the consequences later.

Though I can't fathom that kind of behavior, I do envy it just a teeny bit.

Imagine -- being able to say, "Hell, I want to sleep/play/goof-off so screw everything else!" Must feel good, at least for a nanosecond. But I'll never know because at heart, I'm still the geek kid who wouldn't dream of taking any other path than the "straight and narrow"!

The upside? You'll never see my face on a "Wanted" poster... unless I make a mock one on my blog! (Hey, there's an idea...)

Happy Saturday!


Mary Witzl said...

This really strikes a chord: I am just the same!

I've had a cough for the past month, and partly because of that, I've suffered from insomnia. The other day I tripped on an icy patch just as I got off the bus and fell into a puddle, banging up my knee so badly I could hardly bend my leg. In the morning, I was sorely tempted to stay off work, but I went: I'd gotten six straight hours of sleep (a record for me), plus I could bend my leg halfway and my cough wasn't too bad. Given all that, I HAD to go!

And my kids can't understand why I'm reluctant to let them miss school when all they've got is the sniffles.

The Quoibler said...


You poor thing! I hope you're feeling better now!

I actually always stayed home from school as a kid. Sniffles? Mild cold? I was home. Ironically, my grades weren't hurt by that one iota. But as an adult, I wouldn't dream of taking a "sick day" if it wasn't an emergency.

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