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Oct. 21st, 2003

first of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, heyitsheather!!!

second of all, i think i want to die. i believe i'm glutton for punishment, anyway. i walked into work today, sleep deprived and not thinking, so when Michaels asked me "hey, aubrey, would you mind terribly working from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. tomorrow to help with the Christmas freight?" i spurt out an automatic 'YES! I WOULD LOVE TO! I AM YOUR UNENDING SERVANT! I LIVE AND DIE ONLY BY YOUR WISHES, OH GREAT ONE!'

okay, maybe not in those exact words, but either way, the moment i walked away, i thought "NO! I HAVEN'T SLEPT IN DAYS! OOOH THE HOOOORROOOR!!"

hearsay says the schedule for office max for next week comes out tomorrow. i wanted to probe as to whether or not i was stuck with my usual 10 - 6 shift on the saturday after halloween, but i refrained. too much effort to voice the words, anyhow.

how's THIS for irony? remember my dream last night about paiting the toaster? today found me at michaels in the paint aisle, stocking BROWN TEMPURA PAINT, the same size/kind that i used in my dream to paint the toaster. i had never been set to stock in that aisle ever before, so i found that HIGHLY ironic.

i also realized bad reasons to wear my office max uniform (including light khaki pants) to my job at michaels:

- about an hour into my shift, i popped open a package of green acrylic paint and got it ALL OVER ME. thankfully, the pants survived that.

- about 2 hours into my shift, i was trying to find the home planet for some plaster powder. while doing this, i was flipping an envelope of the plaster stuff back and forth, back and forth, in my hand. i walked around like this for at least a minute before i realized that there had been a hole in the bottom of it, and i was now covered all over my right side on my dark navy blue shirt with what looked like flour.

- about 3 hours into my shift, i popped open a package of bottles filled with stuff that antiques the hell out of METAL. there was a leak, and i flipped over the 3 bottles in the package in my hands for a few moments while trying to figure out which bottle had been the culprit. i then noticed a nice... burning... sensation.. on my fingertips. it was only then that i flipped the bottle over to read the warnings, which read: WARNING! DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW CONTACT WITH THE LIQUID IN THIS BOTTLE AND YOUR SKIN. EYES ARE A REALLY BAD IDEA, TOO. IF YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE LIQUID IN THIS BOTTLE, WASH UNDER RUNNING WATER FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES!! IF IRRITATION PERSISTS, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY!!! so, while they were frantically calling me to my register, i was in the bathroom, scrubbing the holy hell out of my fingertips.

and nothing happened at office max, really. just more of the same, blah freakity blah.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2003 03:22 am (UTC)
thank ya thank ya! im sorry you had a shit day... :(
Jan. 2nd, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
well, it wasn't a shit day, really, just... well, humorouse in retrospect ;)
Oct. 22nd, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry hun
Oct. 23rd, 2003 06:24 pm (UTC)
i work at michaels too...
hi. you don't know me, but my friend leanna told me about you after reading my post about my most recent incident while working at michaels.
you should check out the rant... it's pretty funny.
i like your style of writing.

Jan. 5th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
Re: i work at michaels too...
LOL - months later, i got to read your rant :) and it was wonderful and brought back many memories!

what i find hilarious (in the most sarcastic form of the word) was that they swore that no one would get hours after the holidays:

not only am i working TWO more days than i usually do this week, but i'm getting off of work an hour later each and every day.

PLUS, they're still working me 5 days a week at office max *dies*

and thank you for the compliment on my writing :) you're fun :)
Jan. 5th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: i work at michaels too...
the week that i didn't have school i worked 5 days, and now that school is starting back up, they were asking me how many days i would allow them to make me work....so, i work sundays, mondays, and i close saturday nights. It gets intense since i go to school Tues-Sat 8:30-5.
Best of luck with your jobs, and yeah, there are many things that turn out sarcasticly hilarious.
There's this community that talkingpotato created called soggybuttmoney where we've started posting random work related stories... if you haven't seen it yet you should check it out.
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