December 21st, 2005

solitude

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apparently, i'm having issues this month. i've always been a teensy bit late to just about everything in life - it's commonly joked that i will be late to my own funeral, etc. but for some reason this month, i keep being VERY late to things. not one or two minutes, but a half hour here, twenty minutes there. while some employers will overlook clocking in one or two minutes late from time to time, i know that both of my employers will not continue to turn to the side and ignore my lateness, should this continue.

this morning, for example, i woke up ten minutes AFTER i had to leave in order to be to michaels on time. so what did my brainful head do in response? turned off the alarm and rolled over and slept until noon thirty. meh?! so i had to call them yet AGAIN and explain why i had a no call no show. again. sonja was surprisingly jovial about the whole thing, after i agonized over it for two hours before even picking up the phone. i just so very much hate showing up 10 or more min late, having to ring the bell to get in, and facing denise (or other, but usually denise) when she has to walk all the way up to let me in and FACE her as she's staring at me and unlocking the door, and having to have her repeat herself as to what she needs done in the store, when she's already given the schpiel to all the other workers who were on time. i kept saying that i felt i was a better worker than a lot of the hired Christmas help, ... but when i actually show up. on time.

a lot of beating myself up over it was because of incoming school. hell, if i can't manage to get myself to work at 7 am each day, at ALL, for only 3 days a week, how the hell am i going to handle working 35 hours and getting to SCHOOL at seven freaking a.m. on time FIVE days a week? what is WRONG with me?!? why am i screwing up everything this month? gah. i really hate me right now.

in other news, when i went to Clark yesterday, because i have been playing EQ again, it felt like i was on a lengthy quest or task:

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etc. i'm done.
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back home early tonight, due to a mondo headache. sure, my headache is improving some, but they had already given me the okay to go home, so who's to dispute? certainly not i.

i still had massive shakes by the time i got to work, coupled with massive dizziness, and a bit of nausea. one half hour into my shift, i got to be partner in the Great Computer Theft of 2005.

basically, two women (who claimed they didn't know each other, but turned out to be cousins) came into the store empty-handed. one of them grabbed a $350 printer/camera combo and walked out the door, setting off the alarm. coworker Liz approached her and asked if she could deactivate it and see her receipt. the lady said that she didn't feel like showing her the receipt, and kept walking. at nearly the same time, another coworker said he saw a woman pushing a cart with a computer in it across the parking lot, did anyone just ring her up for it? no.

so manager steve and i went outside. he was talking in his calm steve voice to her, while she was flapping her arms and screeching at him that he was mistreating her because she is blllack. coworker alex, in the meantime, was talking to the camera combo lady, and said that she wouldn't show her receipt. steve told me to stand next to arm flapping giant angry woman and make sure she didn't leave with the computer, and went to the other customer. i made sure to watch the entire thing. he never touched the customer, but touched the merchandise, at which point, the girl started thrashing around and trying to run with the camera. steve handed it to alex and told him to take it inside, and for someone to call the police.

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In other news, i actually have a THREE FREAKING DAY WEEKEND ahead of me. i almost cried in joy when i saw next week's schedule - sun, mon, tues off. even if i work one or two of those days at michael's, it's still glorious.

glorious, i say.

i love having a cat that is ecstatic to see me when i come home.

and TRIPLE SQUEE for coming home and finding a package from belenen sitting on my chair. i put it under the tree - didn't you say we couldn't open them until Christmas? i poked my hand in it to fish out the card and didn't read anything on it that said yay or nay, but it looked like something might be coming unwrapped inside, so i just put the whole giant manilla envelope under the tree! (it's the first thing under there!)

I'M SO EXCITED!