I walked up to one of the quality engineers at work the other day and said “This may be a weird thing to say, but you’re one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.” I didn’t tell him why because there is no way for me to do that, but here’s why; I worked with him the week leading up to the incident at work. He was funny and challenged most everything I said, but only because that is his job. I liked working with the group because it taught me a lot and it got me out of the monotony of my regular work. I felt like I was finally going to get some respect.
The last day of working with them was when the impossible happened. I’m not going to explain it again because it’s over and done but I’m mentioning it to illustrate my point. I realized what was happening over the weekend which might have been the worst weekend of my life. When I went into work the next weekday, most everyone was looking at me and then avoiding eye contact and pretending not to see me. This quality engineer was one of the only people who would look me in the eye. I had only known him for a week and the look and smile he gave me was one of acceptance and friendship. It’s almost like we had known each other for years and the look was sort of an “oh girl, what did you get yourself into.” This is one of the things that helped get me through it. I understated my comment to him the other day and maybe one day I’ll be able to fully express my gratitude.
I don’t want this to sound like I’m holding animosity towards anybody because things have actually been going great. It was an unfortunate experience for everyone involved and who knows how to act in a situation like that? I feel like everyone is trying to do the right thing and I really appreciate it. I feel like a lot of good came out of a really bad situation and I can only be grateful.
Since this is a photography page, I guess I’ll post some photos. 😏 These are from day two and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. I decided that I really need to take my son on a lighthouse tour on the Oregon coast. I saw two lighthouses on this trip but was only able to photograph one of them.