If you read the addendum to There Will Be A Slight(ly Infinite) Delay you might have wondered if the party of (un)interest showed up on Thursday. Amazingly, that Thursday he did. He was there, did fairly decent work, and claimed that everything was due to someone’s claim he had something on him, which he did not.
As he didn’t have the twitchiness of meth and actually showed up, I could believe he was clean of that. The rest didn’t really add up. If nothing was on him or his stuff, why hold him for several days with the charges as indicated? And then there was the matter that after that night he once again was as reliable as he had been earlier, which is to say “not at all” as he simply stopped showing up – again.
The fellow is listed on the schedule for this week, but interestingly whoever typed up the dailies (daily schedule summary for quick reference) left him off. Just as well, so far he’s not appeared since last week – which made Saturday night Far Too Interesting. I was on a bit of holiday over the weekend so I did not find out until Sunday night. I was scheduled off Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. Things were so backed up I wound up punching in for a few hours Sunday night (my holiday, dagnabbit!) to relieve at least some of the pressure.
Next week’s schedule is very sparse, but at least this joker isn’t on it. It might be the first honest schedule in several weeks – one which everyone listed on it is likely to show up. We were hoping last week’s schedule was finally honest, too, so… not placing any bets.