Today was my first day doing Meals on Wheels. A couple of things went wrong right off the bat. First, K got called into work and couldn’t do the training with me. Second, Gladys (my trainer) apparently didn’t know she was training me. And finally, a few minutes after Gladys and I started the route the car began to sputter in the fast lane of a busy road. We coasted down a hill and got enough juice to pull over on strip of grass along Kaneohe Bay Dr. I think the sign on the dashboard could have had something to do with it. Then it started raining. And then I had to go to the bathroom really bad.
K had finished work by then and came for us. Winnie from Lanakila arrived with a new car for Gladys and we all set off to do the deliveries.
Despite the early obstacles I had a great time with Gladys and the route was very easy. I found that I really enjoyed packing the meals. It’s very satisfying. K did the deliveries with Gladys, meeting all the recipients and in some cases putting the meals away for them in a fridge. I hung back at the car organizing the food and punching addresses into the GPS.
At one point K was taking a long time at a delivery that he did alone. Gladys looked up and said ‘what happen? kidnapping?’ I’m looking forward to seeing her again next week.