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Posted on Saturday 16th December 2006 at 00:00
It's 2 in the morning and I've got more energy than I've had for days. I'm also in the best mood I've been in for absolutely ages! Odd really, when you consider that all I've done today is work. And sleep of course. Actually mostly sleep probably. Yesterday ended pretty badly so I decided to go to sleep for a long time (but that's another story) and by the time I woke it was nearly time to work my afternoon and evening shift.

To be honest, the shift itself wasn't that exciting. When I got in it was quiet. I wasn't in my usual bar, but in the big refectory, the largest eating place on campus. It is huge. So big it has a whole room, the size of most people's houses just for washing up. The 'dishwasher? itself is out of this world. A colossal machine that you place your dirties at one end of and a minute or so later they come out the other end sparkling clean on a conveyer belt. Big restaurant means big parties and lots of guests. In this case more than 280 would be eating, drinking and dancing with us in one sitting.

The first three hours were spent polishing glasses. Yes, three hours, and three of us doing it. Two glasses for every diner coming. Madness. After that it was the usual mass serving of food (three courses) and then the frantic large scale clearing that is common to all commercial catering operations but which is totally beyond the imagination of anyone who has never been involved in it firsthand.

Two things made the shift for me. One was the disco that they had after eating. I don't know if anyone here has ever been to a disco/party with loud music etc without being involved directly. It's great; you get totally sucked up in the excitement but without feeling totally shagged out from dancing the whole time. I guess this is why I'm so awake now and listening to Bon Jovi on as loud as my little ear phones will allow.

The second thing to make me happy was the people I was working with. Lots and lots of really friendly people, most of whom I'd never met but all of whom were having a good time and enjoying what was (for most of them) the first Christmas party of the year. I've done a few already but that didn't stop me enjoying this one. There were lots of pretty girls working as well, which was a definite bonus. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a pervert or anything, but when you've been single for as long as I have it is most enjoyable to spend time with people who are pleasant to behold and to get on with them.

Not that there was anything in it of course, just general friendliness, but it is something I don't see a whole lot of these days.

In other news, I'm delighted to announce that in just one post the Christmas Challenge was achieved! This is quite an accomplishment I feel, so thank you to everyone who took the time to write a comment. I'm always grateful for comments, so if ever you have something to say, please don't be shy :-)

Also, for the first time ever, I went into double figures for the number of comments on a single post which is amazing. Thank you to everyone, and a special mention to Jack, Enid and Yaxich, all of whom commented for the first time! Glad to have you here guys!

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