Mike Dang, when you do need a personal assistant, let me know. I am very good at reminding people to do things like eat lunch/have caffeine, I can maintain schedules for other people, and while I am not exactly a fixer, I am an extremely skilled bullshitter. Plus I make super tasty baked goods.
If the quality is good, and if they can offer me something that is inconvenient for me to get because (say) I don't live within reasonable distance of any Fairway at a price that I value as less than that inconvenience, I would consider it. I used FreshDirect a lot more when I lived in a borderline food desert where I had no reliable places to buy meat or fish-- there was an organic market around the corner that had good produce and most of my staple dry goods, but the Pathmark four avenues away was your typical inner city supermarket with poor quality and little variety or turnover of product. But as one of the gentrifiers, I could have my fancy food delivered, and pay the higher prices and delivery fees. If I planned meals more than I do, I could see myself using services like this a lot more.
Reading this was so amazingly soothing. Like text-based ASMR.
Unlimited metrocard, $112. I take cabs rarely but live in an outer borough, so it can get up to $150. My parents cover NJTransit tickets for when I visit them, so that doesn't get added to my tally. So yeah, let's got with $130 as an average.
I started seeing a therapist! I don't know how I feel about this yet!
My partner and I adopted a year-old ginger tabby in late December, and he's crazy and adorable and SO talkative. And the other day he texted me a picture of the little guy napping on a box and my heart exploded with all of these feelings and I realized that I am going to be such a mess when I actually have human kids.
I really love that I get to see all of the people coming in for interviews, some of whom do get hired (usually after 2-3 times in the office, meeting with 1-3 people each time). Yet I am still a temp because "we are in a hiring freeze." It's bullshit.
@jb If you are leaving the subway and someone else is entering, you can swipe them in then!
I don't have to worry about taking care of my grandparents because my parents are doing an absolutely wonderful job of that. But I call them at least once, sometimes twice a week when I'm on my lunch break and listen to the same stories as always, and hear about my grandmother's physical therapy or my grandfather's golf game (because the man is 87 and still goes out on their community's little 9 hole chip and putt course every day he can). And I know it means so much to them to hear from me and my sister, even when we're not saying anything exciting or new.