It is 9:37 PM right now as I sit writing this post on my phone. I am in the foyer of a local banquet hall, waiting for my paratransit bus. I requested a 9 PM pick up and it was scheduled for 9:25.
Here’s the thing with paratransit. I can only be 5 minutes late. But they can be up to 25 minutes late and still be considered “on time.”
At 8:27 PM, as I was eating dessert at the event, my Personal Assistant sent me a text asking if I could find someone to cover her 10 PM shift. She isn’t feeling well.
Thankfully, one of my other Personal Assistants lives just five minutes from my house and is willing to meet me when I get home so I can pee and go to bed.
The bus just pulled up at 9:43 and with any luck I’ll be home by 10:20. I can hear my bed calling me.
Tonight I am grateful for backup Personal Assistants who come in on short notice so I can pee and go to bed.