Now that I have to tutor her I think I’ll just use all of my vacation days so I don’t have to be around her. Yep, that sounds like a great idea to me, I’ll say that I got pulled in a drawing for a cruise. That was what was going through my head on the drive home.
“Now I just have to tweak some things, stock up on food, stay at home, and take a 10 day long “cruise”.” That was what I said to myself as I got into my bed last night. As I woke up everything came flooding back to me. Now, I’m in my boss’ office explaining why 10 of my vacation days will be gone.
“Sir, I would like to go on the free cruise that I was drawn for. Mainly because if I don’t I might die here without every getting to go to the Bahamas.”
“Jaxon, how come I was never warned about this cruise possibility? Because if you were the boss wouldn’t you prefer that I told you if I might go on a cruise?” said my boss, Kyle Daily.
“Sir, I would’ve told you if I knew for certain that I had a decent chance of going. This drawing was worldwide, so how would I know whether or not I would get drawn. All I can tell you is that if you let me go some extra souvenirs might be coming back with me, and that I will gladly work extra hours for the ones I missed.”
“What about that girl you’re tutoring… uhh Kinsey? Hmm, who will tutor her then, because you’re one of the best counter workers I know.”
“What about Simone? I think that she’s better than me, but that’s my personal opinion.”
“Fine. Go pack you stuff, leave work for the 10 day cruise, and tell Simone to come into my office on your way out.”
“Thank you sir!” I called over my shoulder as I walked out of the office. Walking through the coffee beans I made a mental grocery list.
“Simone! The boss wants you!” I called out into the cafe area. I saw about twenty heads turn to look at the redhead standing by a coffee machine. She stopped what she was doing, walked over, asked me what for and I told her that it wasn’t anything bad. Simone’s face flooded with relief as she fully registered what I said.
“Well, I guess that I’ll see you in 10 days.” I told Simone. She looked at me with a questioning look but I just left. Climbing into my car I realized that I can’t be seen by anyone from work in the grocery store, and that I can’t use any of my social media unless I get a fake photo, as well as the fact that I have to get a souvenir for my boss. Jeez, this is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I guess that things like this are probably easier said than done, I realized. Turning into the Wal-Mart parking lot I was still adding things to my mental grocery list. But climbing out of the car, walking into the store, shopping, and at the check-out I felt this weird nagging in the back of my mind. I know I had felt it before, but I don’t know when or where. I was absolutely positive that it wasn’t guilt because guilt had already washed over me and I knew what guilt felt like. The odd thing was that whenever I thought about leaving work or if I thought about working with Kinsey I felt it again. It felt like the feeling that washed over me when Kinsey choose me to be her tutor. It might just be a different type of hatred for Kinsey.