I have become rather good acquaintances with the guy who covers the night shift at the Holiday Inn.
It’s great, because, really, nobody comes in after midnight, so I get off work and we can just hang out and talk.
I sometimes realize how much I’ve really not done a very good job of building up a network of people I can actually talk to in person.
Then I remember, because I was chatting with this guy for over four hours, and by the time I went home, my voice hurt from talking so much.
I really like people, but often, I spend my time talking to people that I’ll never meet again. Part of that is just working in hospitality, but a lot of it is also me not going out and really finding people here in the city.
I’m getting better in that respect. I’m building a crew of folk to hang out with.
It’s really good. I love people, but having people that you actually have *history* with is also really really nice sometimes.