Today’s OneWord: Grind

The daily grind. The old salt mines. Another day another dollar.

As I rode the subway to work, I tried to think of all the cliches that people use to describe going to work. My father’s favorite was that he was going to the salt mines. As a child, I never understood it. He was a contractor, what did that have to do with salt!

The subway approached my stop and I stood up to get off the train.

“Hey!” I heard behind me. “Hey, did you drop this?”

I turned to see who was speaking and see if I had dropped something.


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