A Freelancer’s Christmas Carol: An Uneasy Christmas Memory (BlogFestivus day 2)

I was bothered by my meeting with Scrooge. And slightly buzzed. When I reached home I kicked off my shoes, flopped on the couch, and fell asleep.

And then I had the weirdest dream. A young man in a short-sleeved Oxford shirt and glasses appeared in my living room.

“I am the ghost of Christmas past,” he said, pushing up his glasses. “Do you remember a day long ago, a day you dragged yourself to a meeting with a case of stomach flu?”

“No thanks, spirit. I do not need to relive that.”ny-conference-room-table

But suddenly, we were standing at the edge of a conference room. At the front – an older man, dressed in a suit. My boss, Hal.

‘No raises this year,” Hal was saying. “No bonus checks. The company lost money this year because you didn’t work hard enough.”

“That jerk left for a month in Florida the next day,” I grumbled, “That did not make us want to work harder.”

“A poor excuse,” the spirit admonished. “Be self-motivated. Toil for the satisfaction of the work.”

I started awake. It was almost dark. I heaved myself off the couch, watched two hours of HGTV, and went to bed.

Tomorrow: Day III: No time like the present. In the meantime, visit these other BlogFestivus participants:

Amy penning at Fix it or Deal
Tom over at Shouts from the Abyss
Steve from Stevil
Maria-Christina blogging at MCWhispers
Dylan of Treatment of Visions
Dawn blogging at Lingering  Visions
K8edid from k8edid
Dave bringing it at 1pointperspective
Eileen from Not The Sword But The Pen
Lindsey at RewindRevise
Kandy of Kandy Talk
Sandra writing at In Love With Words
Natalie from So I Went Undercover
Jen at Blog It or Lose It
Amelie from In the Barberry
Cee Cee blogging at Cee Cee’s Blog
Ashley from LittleWonder2
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