Anyway, me and my workplace.
I report for work, on time, usually a few minutes BEFORE TIME time actually. I'm given a job to do and then, once having taken a few minutes to assess the situation, I'm off, in my zone, my own little bubble. Setting about the task at hand, as quickly accurately and as safely as possible.
That's not entirely to the exclusion of everyone and everything that going on around me. But, like I said, "in my zone". I won't refuse anyone assistance when it's needed because, as the saying goes, "what goes around comes around" and in my job it really does, come around. And I'm nothing if not respectful. Love others or loathe them, we're all there to do a job.
So, on Saturday morning, I was walking up the hill into town towards my bus-stop when a car going by seemed to slow down as it passed me, turned around at a bus-stop up ahead, came and stopped beside me as I walked.
The passenger-door swung open and a voice said "COME ON, get in."
All the people know that I don't/won't acccept lifts from anybody. I'd die first, I just won't. He knew that and so he was insisting almost. He's someone who once worked at my place and left. As people do.
" Nah, it's okay thanks."
"Come on, GET IN." Was his response.
"My bus-stop's just up the road." Two minutes walk away.
"I know. Get in."
I thanked him and then I strode off, leaving him there.
" I like you."
Said he as he pulled away.
You don't hear that very often.
" Have a good weekend."
"Yeah, you to".
And then he was gone.
I caught my bus and all is well with my world.
Before you tell me that you DO hear that,often perhaps, think for a moment...
Yes We've all been asked our opinion of someone, and yes, so often we've said, I like him, he's okay. But how many times have you said or had said to you " I like you"?
I try not to form such associations. Making friends almost always leads to falling out in my experience and I just don't want to go there.I don't like conflict. He likes me apparently, I don't particularly DIS-like him, and that's enough for me.
Now move along.