Very Nice Coffee Purveyor: Good morning, RG, how are you??I smiled, again, took my cup of steaming addiction, and left.
Me: Hi, VNCP, I'm ok. How are you?
VNCP: I like that, honesty. No saying you're fine, when you're really not. But ok, is, well ok!
[I just smiled, somewhat unconvincingly.]
VNCP: Is it work?
Me: Work and other things. Mostly just need caffeine.
VNCP: That I can fix. Here you go. Have a good day.
Me: Thanks, you too.
Actually, honesty was not what came out this morning. The truthful answer would have been. Terrible.
But you don't tell relative strangers that your whole world appears to be crashing in around you. That you got no sleep because you're worried about your dog, your health, your relationship, and your job. In that order.
And that even though everyone says you put your job first too much, you really don't. You just sometimes hide behind it when you can't deal with anything else.
When the "We need to talk" message and the pain in your back keeps you up all night. Sometimes peeling yourself out of bed before the sun rises and heading off to work is the only thing keeping you sane.
Even if it does contribute to the insanity side of things, as well.