Gilroy’s Custodial Diary – Part 2
4:10 pm: On time today, like most days. Super doesn’t say anything about that. Never, “Good Job, Gilroy,” or, “Good to see you, Gilroy.” Just checks her watch and nods. Must be Friday.
5:35 pm: Helped a girl pick up her things after she dropped them. She was in a hurry, came fast around a corner and ran right into my trash cart, caught her right in the hip. She told me her name was Ruthann. It’s a pretty name. I told her so and she smiled.
6:59 pm: Mr. Francis locked himself out of his classroom again.
7:25 pm: The women’s volleyball team has started practice for the season. That means trash on the bleachers. They’re looking good this year. Maybe championships.
9:02 pm: Ms. Rebecca’s room was locked and dark tonight, like most nights. She left me a note saying there was a soda spilled near the trash can, and that she thinks I’m doing a great job. I folded up the note and put it in the back of my notepad, to put in my scrapbook later.
10:12 pm: In room 217. The moon is full tonight. It’s shining bright through the windows. It’s kind of nice to have clear skies once in a while.
10:41 pm: Passed Mr. Chris at the same spot again tonight. He told me about the vacation he’s got coming up. He seemed pretty excited. I can’t remember the last time I had a vacation. Don’t know anywhere else worth going, anyway. I told him how Ms. Rebecca left me note and what it said, and he said that was nice of her.
11:12 pm: Just made the same wish again. Monday, Gilroy. If she’s in her room on Monday, I’ll tell her.
11:55 pm: Super told me I’ll be filling in on the early shift next week. She warned me to stay out of trouble this time.
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