Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sore Feet

The kids came home from work a little early this evening. They weren't real happy because their schedule has changed, and they will be losing about 5 hours that they had planned to work. It is a little frustrating since they were counting on making that money, but they're still working a lot of hours. I think they have more hours during the fair than anyone else has.

They've survived 3 days of work so far. They are long, hard days with lots of standing on a very hard concrete floor. Besides that, the parking situation hasn't been the best. They already have to pay for the gas they are using to get back and forth to work - split 3 ways, so it's not too bad, but they don't want to pay for parking. When we go to the fair, we usually park somewhere on the street in the area. Beth has been having so much trouble finding a spot anywhere near the fairgrounds, so the kids have had to walk quite a ways from and to the car every day.

Needless to say, they have some sore legs and feet. But they're young. They'll survive. Unfortunately, this job will be over with before their feet get used to all the abuse. When I was in college, I worked in the kitchen - part time during the school year and then full time during the summer. I remember how my feet ached, especially my heels, the first week of full time work in the summer. By the second week, my feet had adjusted, and it didn't bother me so much. By the second week for these kids, the fair will be over - so no time for their feet to adjust.

Plenty of time for them to recover after the fair is over.