Another day OFF in the Delta
December 20, 2010 9 Comments
Interesting times here in the Delta States, as someone came up with the bright idea that due to some sort of safety record that we achieved we deserved a day off of work while on site. Now a layman’s first reaction to such a thing would be, “What in the nine hells would one possibly DO with a full day off there? I mean, not like you guys have any real activities to participate in or places that you can go.”
This is absolutely full of truth: we don’t have a football pitch anymore as we had to build a product tank on that real estate, and as we operate a closed camp, none of the local “hot spots” would be accessible to us… even if there WERE any in the middle of the swamp out here. Boredom SHOULD have abounded as we mill about, directionless, but such was not the case.
There were three separate BBQ’s running, and if it could be grilled it was. I had South African steaks, tacos that tasted like they came out of a stall in Tijuana, and the libations flowed like the Niagara. The conversations were a bit stale as we didn’t have any people returning from leave and all present have been on site for some time, but camaraderie was shared and not an ill word was spoken. You would have thought we were all part of some big, happy family… and for that moment, you would have been right.
The lesson in this is that no matter where you are or what your current lot in life is, you can always make SOMETHING out of it if it involves booze.
So how was your weekend?