April 19, 2006

Usefully erroneous assumptions

One of the 'baristas' at Chain Café has just brought me a drink. I wonder why, apart from the fact that I've been a very loyal customer over the past n months. I wonder if they think my marriage is on the rocks and I come here as a respite from home. It isn't—I'm working here to be nice to Elizabeth and the kids because it's the tradeoff for letting my son come home instead of go to day care as many days as I can manage. And it does none of us any good for me to be grouchy not getting work done while my children are, well, children. I'd much rather work a decent day and be home in the evening.

But I don't mind the minor perks of being a loyal customer.

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Posted in Random comments on April 19, 2006 9:58 PM |