Monday, August 08, 2016

Do You Speak English?

I meditated and went to seep as I really needed to clear my head after all the events of the previous night. I had to be at work at 8:00 the following morning. This was a new job that I had a weird feeling about but still took, regardless. I had people in my living room that I wasn't feeling great about either! It was an interesting morning to say the least!
It was the beginning of February, the month of love. My heart could have been filled with more love that morning, I tell ya that! I got up, took a shower and could hear voices from the living room. That meant that the person who had sad she was going to leave first thing in the morning, didn't do so. But we were not going to focus on that! I needed to feel good and be in a better mood when showing up at my new job. Especially having been warned that the client was difficult and I was going to need patients. I already used some of those at the house! I had to dig deep and find more, to keep me afloat at the job. Also, I didn't want to go to work expecting the client to be a piece of work. I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I've worked with some of the most challenging clients and survived, so, what's more? Right? [P.S. Click on the most challenging client, and see what I used to look like in my uniform, also, with dark hair!]

After my shower, I went back in the bathroom to do finishing touches before walking out and BOOM! I slipped and fell flat on my touche! Boy, did it hurt! The sound too! I felt bad for my neighbors! Can I tell you though, the whisperers in the living room didn't utter a word! No, "OMG, are you ok?" "What just happened?" "What was that?" NOTHING! I got up as fast as I landed on the floor because I didn't have time to wallow, did what I went to the bathroom and left. Sometimes, it's hard not to take your frustration/anger out on people; but that's what you do when you're matured! You suck it up, take a deep breath and say, 'Good morning!' Even if you don't mean it! Rene seemed so excited to see me all dressed up and smelling good! He was like "YOU'RE LEAVING?" I think to him, that meant, more time around the house with his Spiritual Adviser. I told him I would be right back. For fun! Say what you want to say? I only know you for less than 24 hours, I'm not telling you what my daily routine is just yet. You're gonna have to figure that out on your own. Good luck, because my schedule is very flexible.

Sorry, but we started off on a very weird note with this guy! 

I got in the car, and headed out, hoping to make it in time. I only had exactly the ten minutes my GPS said it would take me to get to the new job. The clients lives in a not bad part of town. I was kinda concerned about that considering the address. Believe it or not, some of the 'unsafe' parts of LA aren't far from Beverly Hills. 

I guess because of how early it still was, people hadn't left for work yet, because it was hard to find parking. I took the first spot I found. Also, I didn't want to park right in front of the house. I wasn't comfortable with my new people knowing what car I drove and all that. I don't know why, maybe I was just a ball of weird energy that morning! 

I didn't have uniform on, just a T-Shirt and comfy leggings. 

The door wasn't locked. I did knock and waited for someone to let me in. The door was actually, ajar. The nurser's aide I was relieving let me in. She seemed nice. I told her that I was new and was told that she would show me around. She didn't seem to understand what I was saying. I tried different phrases that meant the same thing. At about take 6, she seemed to have an idea what I needed. Whenever I asked a question, she would seem so lost. I had to do the unthinkable and ask....Do you speak English?