in trouble, again

i seem to be not getting away with things the way i once did. like things that would go by unnoticed are now starting to get noticed. a speeding ticket in Oglesby Illinois that I forgot to pay 2 weeks ago has led to the warrant for my arrest that arrived in the mail today. it’s so strange, being under arrest. far less oppressive than not being under arrest, wouldn’t you agree? i guess you could say i am a fugitive.

and then at work, i had neglected to read these emails from the state accreditation consortium with a report for me to complete–including the final warning notification that this was mandatory… and that it was past due. Actually, they used the word “survey” instead of “report.” So I thought it was more of a marketing thing. Until the very last page of the survey which asked for financial data. my predecessor at this job left no financial/budget records of any kind. And since I was working the night shift, there was no one around to ask if such figures existed. So I sort of guesstimated on the numbers, not quite fabricating them because fabricating implies something intentional, doesn’t it?

But I absolutely could not delay in submitting this report, with the hope that, that since the school that employs me is so tiny, the budget so miniscule, no one would really notice. but they did notice. my report was “flagged” and we/i must now endure a site visit from the state consortium and a possible loss of accreditation. so, i ask you, how do i worm my way out of this situation? Now might be the time to move to New Zealand.

and this was the very same day i learned that all of these competent people at work had been laid-off. i was strangely sad that i was not be among them (see yesterday’s post), but i guess i’ve been granted a second chance. with fortune on my side, hopefully i’ll be able to evacuate on my own terms before any of this materializes. maybe to California, maybe to New York, maybe to DC, maybe to Pittsburgh. maybe that secret bunker under my bed.

About The Lost Pedestrian

In my wanderings throughout the moments/days/years, I try in earnest to find the mystical within the mundane and the mundane within the mystical, oftentimes confusing one from the other. I have wandered and roamed through many a city, many a town, in a state of wonder and bewilderment, without necessarily going anywhere. I am easily lost, but eventually found. (I am guessing you have just found me). My sincere hope is that you will find Something in this warehouse of thought, memory and false memory, words, numbers, tangents, murmurs, echoes (lots and lots of echoes), voices, dreams, and other paraphernalia.
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