Today my coworker was told that after August she can no longer work. My manager told her that they company was losing money, and that while she fought for her to stay, they (the company owners) said that it wasn't possible, considering the budget. My coworker was so upset. She literally started crying after work was over. My manager said that she'll call her later-on if she's given an "okay" to hire someone else.
I was totally upset. Firstly, there's the fact that she really needs the job. Second, there's the fact that now I'll be the only one in that position at the office, which means more work and stress. Third, there is NO possible way I would be able to handle everything without her. I'd need help for half the things I would do. Plus, she became one of my close friends. I'm going to miss her so much. :'(
So anyway, I came home today from shopping for shabbos, I took out some ice cream, and just felt a bit better. And I was never the type to eat away my sadness, but now, with age, I'm creating new habits. :-(
Well, today it was chocolate chip cookie-dough, if I choose another flavor next time, does that make it less of a habit?