Each year my employer requires the employees to work at the fair. We have to work our normal hours from 10-5:30PM and then the fair from 6-10PM. Now, I live 35-40 minutes away from the fairgrounds so it takes another hour out of my day. So, I am working from 10-10 and having to leave at 9 and then getting home at 11PM, that makes me gone for 14 hours. When one works that many hours, one begins to get a bit tired and to forget things they need to do. I also do not get paid extra for my fair time. I even have to work the Fair on Sunday and Saturdays for 8 hours, not paid.
Now, things that get forgotten are:
N. rafflesaina, dead
N. ventrata, dead, Only one of 4
Drosera intermedia, dead
S. oreophila, almost dead
N. bicalcarata, almost dead
N. gracilis, almost dead, I have extras so not too worried
I have watered just about everyday, but when one is tired and overworked, one forgets and overlooks. This is another thing I have caulked up on my board of things I hate about my job. I don't have too many, but this has made me somewhat mad.
Now for something somewhat funny. As I was going through my plants today, finding that I had overlooked some in this weeks watering schedule, I spilled a N. ampullaria pitcher down my arm. Normally, this would not have been a big deal. This was the pitcher I had placed a large cicada in about a week ago. Lets just say I got a big suprize when the dead insect slid down my arm and the oder filled the air. Not the most pleasant aroma, but interesting to experience – hopefully, a non repeating experience.