That is pretty much where I’m staying. Come to think of it, I’m only about 2 blocks from the zoo that people visit to look at animals, perhaps the animals evacutated here.
You know, I’m holed up in SU’s office when I don’t have a job to do. We brought a “mattress” (seems like I described that earlier, if not I will later) and our own pillows. I got so tired today that I just laid on the floor under SU’s desk and slept. Said all that to pat myself on the back, I suppose, because I could be like most of the other non-employees and 70% of the employees and fighting for mattresses (you know, like the ones I drove to get at 3 in the morning last night), extra meals (I guess one plate isn’t enough, gotta get at least two in case we starve by tomorrow) and anything else.
The entitlement society in all it’s living color right in front of me. Wanna talk about hangers on, the cafeteria normally serves between 50-60 meals at lunch, today it was over 400. That’s between 7 and 8 extras per employee folks. And if you understand averages, that means for an employee like SU that has one (me), another employee has 15! Political scientists that advocate the welfare state should come and stay in a place like this before they pontificate. This it bad for the future of our country. There have actually been guests that have taken mattresses and put their names on them. And once they have something, they look at you like, “you aren’t taking this, this is mine” every time you walk by.
At least that junk has been offset some by the good things that I have observed. The staff that SU has introduced me to and that I have worked with have been tremendous. I’m impressed with their dedication and committment. They have had to endure the junk above and have managed, for the most part, to control their emotions. And they haven’t had any more sleep than I have. A little chaotic, perhaps better pre-planning and fewer hangers on allowed, but those aren’t criticisms, just observations.