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Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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Today started bad and stayed bad. I took the bus to the store to pick up a couple things and when I got back on the bus to go to work I didn't have my bus pass. For five years I've been worried about this but that doesn't make it any better. I get a annual pass through work and they take it out as pretax from my paycheck. It's really, really cheap. About 1/3 as much as I would pay for regular monthly pass and less than 1/2 as much as a regular annual pass. They're going to keep taking it out of my pay but now I don't have a pass. I am just sick about it and now I have to buy another pass.

I think I'll just buy the value added passes which are the regular $1.00 a ride but what with walking to work several days a week and riding my bike a day or two I can keep costs down. I can also get a day pass on the weekends. This will give me incentive to walk even more than I do now. It's getting cool enough to walk home so I can try that.

Well, I was sick about losing my pass and then I really was sick. I had taken the bus since I was so tired and I felt rotten all morning till finally I had to go home. I have basically slept all afternoon between bathroom trips. I have plenty of sick time and with the anthrax scares and all that I figure I don't need to be getting other people sick. I feel yuckky right now. I don't know a better word to use. I just want to sit here and do nothing.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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