As expected, it was raining once again this morning, but it wasn’t bad enough that I had to bring an umbrella again. Barely a light shower actually, though the sky was a little darker than usual, I have to admit. Got to work without much incident, but the rest of my shift was anything but relaxing. In short, rainy weather aside, it was the usual Tuesday shift for me.
We were missing at least three people this time around, so even if the floor was half-filled with people for half of the morning, there weren’t enough people on the merchant side of things to keep up with the incoming calls. That meant that, again, we were pretty much drowning in calls, with literally only our break times as breathers. This continued until I think noontime (by which there were only three of us left on the merchant side), at which point the queue slackened enough that we had time to actually talk to each other, instead of just answering the phones.
It was raining a little stronger once my shift ended, but it wasn’t enough to soak me as I ran to jump onto a jeepney, or when I finally left the MRT station. Indeed, by the time I got home, there was nary a drizzle. It’s the reason why I decided to actually use the afternoon to pay some bills — to be specific, the phone+internet bill, a good chunk of my credit card bill, as well as a chunk of what I used as a supplementary card holder on my sister’s account.
I brought an umbrella just to be on the safe side, which turned out to be a good decision, as by the time I left our local bank (where I had passed by first to pay off some my credit card charge) it was really coming down. It was a little harder to get to the payment center where I can pay off the rest of the bills I had with me, as some parts of the way was already flooded by then, but I was able somehow to get there. Payment out, and all of a sudden my bank account was once again more than a little lighter for the trouble. I wish that losing weight was as easy.
Going home was a little tougher, given the aforementioned rapid flooding. I had to do some backtracking and alternate-route searching, and even had to make a quick wade through ankle-deep floodwater (bleaaaagch), but I got home. Somewhat soaked obviously, which meant that I didn’t hesitate for a minute to run to the bathroom for a quick bath.
Since my cousin is out, it’s just me and my father at home right now. I helped cook dinner for a change, and despite it not my usual habit, I even ate dinner with tatay. I have to say though, it didn’t feel like it was only the two of us who ate, given the large pile of dishes I had to wash and rinse afterward.
It’s still raining a bit even now, so at the very least I can expect another nice and cool evening to sleep with.