I found out yesterday that the Specialist who's transferring to North Carolina will be moving down on August 22. Wow. I might have the joy of working with him for 8 of those 15 remaining days... doubt it. He's going to be taking some time off between now and then... The great orange home improvement retailer I work for gave those of us over 65 six weeks of personal time, just in case we came down with Covid. I'm betting he takes some of that. He doesn't like coming to the store. He doesn't get the respect he thinks he deserves. The sad truth is people are counting down the days. He also has a bad case of short-timer's attitude. That's not a good thing to have when you're unpopular.
Otherwise, things are slowing down in the store. That's normal for this time of year.
A Reuters poll shows two thirds of Americans oppose delaying the election in November, and well over half of them believe the Idiot Jerk made the suggestion, hoping to provide himself with some political protection. Interestingly enough, only 23% of those responding said the elections should be delayed and they were...(are you ready for this?) Republicans. For those who don't know, that is the core of his base. Ouch.
The Body in the Loch is proceeding nicely. Whereas in The Body in the Well the entire team arrived at Rattler's Den as a group, here Jules and Bobby get to the 'scene of the crime' at different times. For a while I had thought of excluding them in this mystery, but then I realized I really needed Bobby to shout out "Let loose the hounds!"... oh, gee... I think that might be a spoiler. Sorry.
And of course I have started picking out lines from songs. They are always important. They always reveal something that is happening, or about to happen. Here's an example: Towards the end of The Body on the Lawn there's an important lyric. At that point, Eli turns into a knight in shining armor and goes to slay a dragon. A lyric or two from this song are going to be in The Body in the Loch.
Okay, so how do you think this is going to play into the story line? I can be so evil at times 😈😈😈