When you’re reading a really dreadful book, see at the bottom of the kindle-page that you have 7 hours and 14 minutes left with the vile thing—and think that surely death would be preferable.
One of the secretaries I work with, we’ll call her Cindy, had asked me where she could find greeting cards because two nearby stores had both closed recently.
Cindy is sweet and she tries hard, but she is also maybe not the brightest bulb on the marquee. I started to give her very simple directions, but I could tell pretty quickly from her expression that I was losing her. I suggested we look at a map, but she explained that that wouldn’t help.
“My two worst subjects in school,” she said, “were history and geography and math.”
Particularly weak on the math, I guess.
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