John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Friday evening report

Anyone noticing a tremor from the southeastern US at around 1800 UTC (4 PM EDT) yesterday afternoon will no doubt want an explanation, so here it is: I was walking to the parking lot to drive home, and about fifty feet from the lot, my ankle gave way and I went down hard. Fortunately, I didn't break anything, although I tore the knee out of my pants and have a very badly skinned knee, and I felt like a complete jackass.

But, here's the nice thing: There was an Indian gentleman pulling out of the lot at the time that I fell on my face, and within ten seconds he was out of his car and at my side, asking me if I was all right and offering to help me up. I told him that there was no way that he was going to be able to pick me up...and he called his friend who was in the car with him and the two of them were able to get me back onto my feet, and waited with me to make sure that I was all right and hadn't broken anything. They weren't going to leave until they were positive that I was able to walk all right. I feel particularly blessed. What a nice thing to do for someone you don't know.

On the work front, one of the upper managers at the customer has decided that he's going to take the matter of my lack of access to the systems I'm supposed to become an expert on into his own hands. I'll probably have access to everything that I need, and may very well be done with the preparation for this project by the end of next week. Oh, and they've basically told me that they'd like to have me keep coming in and working for them. It would appear that they like me. And I like them. Who knows? This could be worth exploring.

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