This summer has been both tiring and productive so far I think. My surgery in May went as well as can be expected (I still have all the same symptoms as before) and my doctor told me that this is the last time that he'll be able to operate on me again because I have so much scar tissue. If I need to have another surgery, I'll be going downtown Toronto. I've also been taking an online course in my spare time from my university called Gender Issues that will count towards my minor. It's been so interesting and I'm enjoying it so much! Too bad it'll involve a final exam, which I'm not looking forward to. I guess that's just the price you have to pay when going to school. Finally, I managed to get a summer job after so much worrying that I wouldn't be able to! I actually managed to get two and I had to turn one down. The one I declined was a factory job and I couldn't do it because I would have to start shortly after my surgery and I was supposedly on "bed rest" (pssshhh, as if). So, I'm working at a coffee shop in the next town over. It's not bad. I'm getting over 40 hours of work a week, which is well beyond what I ever would've dreamed of when I was searching! The people who work there are also extremely nice, which is good. I tell you, I have a newfound respect for those who make their living doing this kind of work. I've had some people be so rude to me, especially in the drive-through. Just two days ago, we had one of the busiest days ever and I was presenting the orders on drive-through and this girl snapped at me when I handed her her tea biscuit:
Terrible girl: I asked for it heated, not toasted.
Me: Oh, sorry! Hold on, I'll get them to make you a new one.
Terrible girl: (ATTITUDE) No, it's fine I guess. But you guys should actually try and listen to your customers for once. It's not that hard.
Me: I'm really sorry about that. We try our best.
Terrible girl: Well your best isn't good enough! (continues to yell while driving away)
I mean, really? Sometimes I really just don't understand people... Still, I don't let those people get me down. I'm making money for school, working with some great people, and am having a nice, enjoyable summer. What more could I expect?