... I'm also a repair man.
In the last 2 days, I've had to fix all 3 of our laserjet printers. I fixed our fax machine twice, and I figured out a couple of computer glitches I wonder if fixing printers and fax machines is in my job description. Perhaps part of the reason pharmacists' salaries are so high is because we're expected to repair things around the pharmacy as well as fill prescriptions and counsel patients.
I tell you one thing though... Nothing in my job gives me more satisfaction than fixing something that's broken (be it a printer, fax machine, computer, ScriptPro, whatever). I would have so say the second best thing is when our perpetual CII inventory is off, and I'm able to figure out what happened. Both of these instances actually require using problem solving skills, which unfortunately, don't get used a great deal during the normal course of my job.
For example, yesterday, every label that came out of one of our printers had a huge smudge mark right in the middle of it. A couple people couldn't quite figure out what was causing the toner to smudge on the paper. I came over, pulled the printer apart, and realized that a couple warning labels somehow managed to get stuck behind this roller type thing that's between the toner cartridge and the label. After removing the warning stickers, the printer was good as new. I know that sounds simple, but it was kind of fun to take a second to solve that little mystery.
I suppose it's pretty sad that I get more satisfaction out of fixing a printer than I do from counseling a patient or catching a drug interaction. However, I bet if I was fixing printers for a living, I wouldn't have the same opinion.
In other news... I think I'm just going to forget about eHarmony girl. I've talked to her a few times since the last time I posted. I'm not so sure that she's disinterested in me as much as she's just not really looking for a relationship right now. Between working 50+ hours each week and hanging out with her friends, she really doesn't seem like she wants to invest the time for a relationship. Plus, as I said before, I'm starting to realize that we really don't mesh well together.
Honestly, as much as I bitch about being lonely, I'm not sure I'm ready to devote time to a relationship either. I got out of work at 4 today. I had all the time in the world to go and do something, but I was just too tired. I needed the rest of the day to rest. The only days I feel up to doing anything are my 3 days off each week. Even on those days, I don't want to stay out too late because then I'll be tired for work the next day.
I think I'm just destined to be single. I took one shot at love. It was great for the 6 years it lasted, and I still wish there was some way to get her back. Sometimes I think about how I'd react if she just called me out of the blue one day saying she wanted to give us another shot. I'm pretty sure I'd be just about the happiest person alive. You wouldn't be able to knock the smile off my face.
Since this is unlikely to happen and I'm really not willing to change my attitude, I'll probably just be single for the rest of my life. Is there really anything wrong with that?