Write about: appreciation.
Well, made it through. Was a bit more manageable today, as I actually had time to look at all the washrooms (not just the one at the main beach) and even cleaned up a few parks. Still was a battle to get into the ladies washroom at main beach, but not as ridiculous as yesterday.
I am very much looking forward to my four days off.
Just before lunch today I ventured out to Cottonwood Beach to check the washrooms and do some cleaning up, as I had only unlocked the washrooms there yesterday and today. I knew it would be busy, as it's a good spot to view the fireworks, but it's also on the east side of Osoyoos. Which means you have to go over the bridge to get there. And that bridge is miserable for traffic in the summer, especially on long weekends.
Anyway. The washrooms weren't too bad. The beach had some garbage but nothing excessive. The park itself was okay too.
As I was finishing up the park I met a lady sitting on one of the benches. She thanked me for the job I was doing, which is always nice. And then, while we were still talking, another lady walked up to do the same thing.
I told them I was going to hang out there more often.
And then I came home for lunch, as heading back into town from there probably would have taken 45 minutes (normally it's less than 5 from there).
Thankfully traffic was better after my break, but I still started with Kinsman and Goodman parks (both also on the east side) to give it more time to clear up. I think getting around town this summer is going to prove to be a pretty big time management challenge.
Anyway. Back to the point. It was nice to get some appreciative feedback today. Particularly after dealing with so many people who seemed to be under the impression that either the bathrooms cleaned themselves or that any time they needed to use them was a bad time for them to be cleaned. And also that I took too long to clean them.
ANYWAY. Appreciation is good.