Share Your World – Week 116

Me, after a 48 work week…

After nearly 23 years of working the same schedule every week, we were switched from five eight-hour nights to four ten-hour nights this week.  While this allows me to tack Fridays onto my usual Wednesday-Thursday weekend, I still had to work my final night under the old format this past Friday, which made for a fun 48 hour week for me the past five nights.  I slept for almost 12 hours yesterday, and didn’t even attempt to run my Random Image Inspiration feature after work.  I’m sure I’ll eventually adjust to the difference.  Plus, it’s better than the track Mecca was on pre-youknowwhat.  Two years ago, they began eliminating overnight stocking from the smaller stores, shifting everyone to mornings or evenings, and it was to spread slowly company-wide… likely to my store by this year.  Now with all the emphasis on online pickup, the importance of productivity during non-business hours has been restored.  I’d rather work 10 hour nights than ANY hours during the day…

And now it’s time to do some work I’ll never get paid for…. my weekly foray into Share Your World!  Questions, as always, by Melanie

I’ll bet Atlas didn’t even have to work ten hour shifts…

If not now, then when?

Did you really need to ask?

Can you describe your life in a six-word sentence?

Rules don’t apply to me.

Good answer, dude. Now let’s go racing!

Do you remember that thing people used to say, about how you swallow eight spiders a year while you sleep? It’s not true, but do you think you’ve ever swallowed any? What bug do you think you’ve eaten the most of by accident?

Accident?  Why would swallowing bugs be an accident?

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, down the hatch!!!

What’s the best approach to resolving conflict?

As someone who is the deadly combination of being a contrarian with passive-aggressive tendencies… I tend to avoid conflict at all costs.  And when I do address conflict, it’s going to be with subtle barbs and a heavy dose of sarcasm and cynicism that will go over most people’s heads anyway.  Some people don’t believe that’s a healthy way to deal with issues…. but it beats the Ninja On A Skateboard option that many others try.

Conflict resolution approved by ten out of ten Zeebas.

Where do you find inspiration?

Under my armpits…

Oh wait, I thought you said perspiration!

Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to not be looking for it to find it…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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20 Responses to Share Your World – Week 116

  1. Love that last question when it comes to YOU…..where do you find inspiration? Everywhere. You turn mundane into quirky-crazy, you turn ordinary into wacky. Ten hour work days have to be a tough adjustment but I kinda think if I had to do that I’d love having the extra day of freedom from oppression (aka work).

    Pam

    • If I could figure out the sleep thing, I think it would be a great setup. But I like staying up most of the morning, and having to get up an hour earlier is making that unwise. A certain someone here also doesn’t like it that he has to wait an hour later each morning to get fed!

  2. markbialczak says:

    That three-day weekend is going to feel pretty sweet, I think, Bill, a just reward for the four 10-hour work overnights.

  3. interesting place for in-spiration LOL… I swallowed an earthworm once, but with purpose… one of this weird kids rituals …

  4. Thank you for Sharing Your World (and your unique sense of humor) with everyone, Bill!! I have had several comments about the spider question, most of ’em talking about the nightmares it would be giving them. (I don’t like spiders either as it happens). But you topped the charts with that image. Now I’LL have nightmares of killer grasshoppers (locusts??). I was already conditioned to be leery of such creatures, being from Utah and with the history with those creatures and my fore-fathers and all. (seagulls + grasshopper apocalypse – see Pioneer History, Utah) *Ahem* I got off track there a bit. O_o I once worked an almost eighteen-hour day, so my sympathies for your long work week are genuine – you deserved a twelve-hour ‘nap’ and I’m glad you got it. And just for the benefit of your cute little squirrel advisors via the comic strip? We would so miss you!! Some of us would send out search parties to find out where ‘Uncle Evil” had gone because unique senses of humor are rare and we can’t be without even one of them!

    • I could relate the time I decided, since there was a bunch of them hopping about, to collect grasshoppers in my old school metal lunch box while walking home from school. Just one of those things boys did….

  5. Mer O'Leary says:

    I miss your comic strip…
    It’s POP, blast it anyway!!!

  6. Umm, not to be picky but isn’t your response to life in 6 words to your life a mere 5 words?

  7. draliman says:

    How do you deal with conflict? Unleash the Zeeba…

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  9. J-Dub says:

    Thankfully some folks like to work nights so the rest of us don’t have to. Haha.
    I’m similar with my sarcastic barbs to conflict or I try to make people laugh.
    Great answers this week.

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