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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Not Billable

A few things I did this week for which I think I should be able to bill someone, but won't:

1. Eat dinner in the car. Monday was a busy day for me. I was prepping for a Tuesday mediation and trying to get several other things accomplished at work. I left work for a short time, picked T up from school,* ran some errands, and dropped her off at home. Before heading back to work I popped a few taquitos into the microwave and ate them in the car on the 10 minute trip back to work, even dipping them in a sour cream + Ortega concoction in a little dish perched on the passenger seat. Reasoning = I was so tired by this time that I could have gone straight to bed with no dinner. The only reason I needed the food was for fuel so I could continue to work. I should so be able to bill for that.

2. Wash my car. Tuesday I picked a client up from the airport and drove her to a mediation we attended in Franklin. My car, while not a total pit, needed a washing before I would feel comfortable toting a stranger around in it. Reasoning = If not for the mediation, I would not have washed my car. (I should probably be thankful I felt "forced" to perform this necessary task. I still think I should be able to bill it).

3. Read this article. I hope the friends and family members to whom I sent this article aren't offended that I wish I could bill for the time I spent reading it. Frankly, I found it intriguing and I'm glad I read it. Reasoning = The reasoning here is admittedly weak. I stumbled across the article relatively late Monday evening when I was back at work, and though it was late and I could see that the article was long, I couldn't stop reading. I don't really think I "should" be able to bill for this, I just wish I could....

*To be clear, Mama or Papa probably could have picked T up from school, but I had to run those errands and I try not to take advantage of their generous help unless I really need it.


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