Last night’s training was largely uneventful. The most extraordinary thing that happened was that I managed to somehow drive the wrong direction on the freeway for a good fifteen minutes before realizing what I’d done. There was terrible traffic on the way back and I had a million tiny freak-outs and showed up twenty minutes late. As far as I can tell I didn’t miss anything that anyone who has successfully completed third grade and made it to adulthood without accidentally walking off cliff would need to know. Yep, the main new information we got last night was how to read census maps. Of course someone had to find something to be miserable about with this as well. The maps we were looking at were obviously shitty photocopies made just as examples for our workbooks. Yet once again in that horrible tone of voice that I fear will persist throughout training a woman loudly complained that the maps were too small. “What am I supposed to do, carry a magnifying glass around with me?” she bitched bitchfully. Then something awesome happened. The older lady from my running crew said in a jovial way “That’s what I plan to do,” and effectively shut the other woman right up. I think I love her. The rest of the evening was set aside for fingerprinting and having already done that I got to leave. I even managed to drive home without incident or stupid incorrect takings of exits and ramps.
I think I’m going to come up with code names for the members of the running crew so I don’t have to keep referring to them as Older Lady and Young Guy. Older Lady shall henceforth be known as the librarian. For all I know she has never even come remotely close to being employed by a library. She just has a librarian-y feel to her. Not in that stern, scold-you-for-not-whispering-quietly-enough kind of way. I just have a feeling that if a young person were reading literature of quality she would be psyched on it. The young guy I’m just going to call nice guy because he is really just tremendously nice. The older gentleman shall be referred to as the polyglot due to his tremendous linguistic abilities. That’s really all I have for today. My main goals for tonight’s training are to not show up late like a jackass and to not get lost on the way home.