It was one of those unproductive days in front of the computer + the internet populace, where u conduct a whole range of commercial and non activities, but at the end of it, the net sum is likely negative.
That doesn’t particularly phase me; Swings + Roundabouts. Bad Day 2day. Good1 2morro. And anyway can go to the gym at 5pm, pound out 9kms on the treadmill and have it beam-up to the Nike+fitness cloud.
Some people like to fill their tanks up with petrol - possibly start of week, or if true value-optimisers : At a time of the week where public road bodies, accc attackers and iraqi petrol conspiracy theorists - advise us getting from A to B petrol burners - when to buy our climate destroying gas.
If there is 1 thing I miss from the Big Brother work, its the petrol card. Well cards, actually. “Fill it up”. He muttered to himself.
So I’m not a fill’er’up’er’er ATM. If I filled my tank up on a Monday for example, it would make me feel poorer; Less cash in pocket. Less in my Bendigo Community Bank.
Not that it makes any difference to my driving habits, and thus the amount of petrol I use and money I spend.
While I had more money, I didn’t really. 1 to 2 return trips to Melbourne a week. 5 trips to the gym 20 mins each way at 80km-100kmhr. 2 trips to rye return. Errands. Maybe 300-500kms a week / 1.5 to 2 tanks of petrol?
So back to pounding out a bad day at the gym. But on this particular day I dont have enough petrol to get there and back. So I need gas.
“$15 unleaded thanks.” I say to attendant - They still pump yer gas around’ere which is good.
Working the gas ain’t a bad thing, careerwise. Honest quid’n'all’that. People migrate from working the video store/cafe to the servo station/mechanics.
Having worked in video store they know their directors, Japanese manga, noir.
“How u going ?” he asks…..
(alot of thoughts go through my head… then alot of potential answers..) “Not bad. All good.”*
Probably one or two too many false positives there. They arent stoopid round’ere either. Bullshit detectors on high. Followup question.
“You fighting the good fight ?”
“I think so.”
Although TBH, I’m not so sure.
But it’s a good raison d’etre question to ponder in between sitting on the imac, getting funding/petrol, and emitting workout data to nike+ fitness.