Friday, August 27, 2021

WIRTW #593 (the “18 and life” edition)

17 years and 363 days ago, I married the love of my life. In two days, we'll celebrate our 18th anniversary.

The number 18 is significant. In Hebrew, each letter has a numerical value. The number 10 is the letter Yod, and the number 8 is the letter Het. Het-Yod spells the word Chai (חי), which translates in English to "life." 

Chai is a perfect allegory for marriage. Life is not perfect, and neither is a marriage. Both have their ups and their downs. But, if you can find that someone with whom you not only enjoy the ups but can ride out the downs and come out the other side, you've done well. 

I've done very, very well. Happy 18 Colleen.

Here's what I read this week:

Parents Are Not Okay — via The Atlantic

When COVID walks into your workplace — via

My unvaccinated coworker may have exposed me to Covid — via Ask a Manager

Please, please, please do not go to work when you are sick — via hr bartender

Five Mistakes Bosses Will Make When People Return to the Office — via Evil HR Lady

‘Papers, please’ is not a joke, and LSU’s vax policy is dead on — you vapid Vol pol — via Deadspin