The colour run started at 9, and me and Alice were going to get the other cleaner to do the cleaning this morning, but when we looked on the roster, she was already doing the 10-1 and 3-6 shift so we could hardly have made her do another one, which meant that today we woke up at 6.30 to share the cleaning- it was a lot less effort to do half! Dave came in when we were eating breakfast, and despite the fact we told him we would be doing this, he claimed he didn't know and didn't want us to do it because the point of people cleaning 7-10 means that cleaners are continually working throughout the day to clean up after people- we don't have time to do an area more than once so this is complete rubbish!
We met Josh, his sister Grace (who is visiting for Josh's wedding), Dane, Aaron and Dan outside the courthouse so we could walk to the start together. Josh had got the Hogster suit from head office so that Dan could walk around in it and we could hand out discount vouchers for promotional purposes. We met Bella in front of the stage they had put up, because she had accidently set her alarm for an hour later than she had meant to, and we didn't see Chante all day so I'm not sure if she participated or not. When the race started, it took ages to actually get to the start line because there was around 7,500 people taking part, and they were letting groups off every 2-3 minutes. It was quite busy so all my 'hard work' of training didn't pay off as it was quite hard to run through the crowds. It was great fun though- after every kilometre, volunteers blasted you through coloured chalk, and then at the end you got given some powder to chuck at each other. The first kilometre was blue, then orange, then there was a guy squirting purple water over us, then yellow and then pink. A bit of a water fight ensued which made the colours stick even more.
Bex and Dane were waiting for us to finish (Aaron had to go to work, and it was Dan's day off so he didn't want to stick around forever) and then Me, Bex, Alice and Dane went to the Lillypad Café- the place where chef who cooked our meals at nomad's works at (he told me he'd give me a free meal there one time but it was quite busy today so it wasn't him who served us). It's been recommended quite a few times to me from backpackers who appreciate the large portions it serves. I had a tofu and mushroom eggs benedict with sautéed potatoes- there was a massive slab of tofu on it, which was a bit too salty for my liking but the rest of it was good. Alice had pancakes, Bex had a chicken burger and Dane had a salmon omelette.
It was quite funny to see Dave's face when he saw how colourful we were' I'd have loved to have been a bit messier with the paint just to annoy him! It took a while to scrub ourselves off in the shower!
When I had finished working in the evening, I rang Dave to check what the roster was and he had decided that Alice would now not be doing reception, and instead doing 5 days a week and I would be doing 2.5 hours a day, 3 days a week. It seems like he has just done this to annoy us because he wasn't happy that me and Alice shared the cleaning today. I'm not sure whether he was talking about us but he was talking about how generally the cleaners are very slow, and that in an hour he had achieved a lot more than a third of what we do in 3 hours, and suggested he needed to replace them. When I Skyped mum and Dad later, they didn't seem think my idea of throwing rotten eggs at him when we drove off un our campervan in a few weeks' time would be a good thing to say in an interview question about how I deal with difficult employers.