for anyone that was out and about last night...
did you have your share of wackadoos?
holy HELL, office max was FILLED with them. FIIIIIIILLLLLLLED. it was so horrendous that by the end of the evening, i was fighting hysterical giggles. i knew if i started, i would never stop. Manager Tony was virtually in tears. MC Fancy yelled at me. (or about me, rather.) Other things that happened:
- Pattie had an old woman tell her "you know? i'm sick of looking at you! you need to just GO AWAY!! GO ON! LEEEEAAAVE!" when the old woman was standing at Pattie's register. whenever Pattie would say something polite to her or another customer, she would shriek and spit "WHAT DID YOU SAY TO MEEEEE?!?!?!" (Pattie is as nice and docile as they come, in case you didn't know.)
- i had a guy that i seriously thought he was going to attack me because the Cardinals were losing. he was spitting and foaming at the mouth and SCREAMING. all i could do was laugh at him. this probably didn't make him any happier.
- poor igor had a guy accuse him of stealing his debit card. now. for those of you that haven't been to my office max location, when it's debit, you slide your card, you put in your pin, we never touch the thing. the guy slid his card, punched in his pin... it was declined. he started screaming at poor Igor about stealing his debit card and that he needed to give it back to him before he called the police. how DARE one of "his people".... (he's russian) poor igor almost cried. (he's EXTREMELY religious and would never even BEGIN to fathom doing such a thing, plus this howling match took place in front of a gigantic line of people, none of which came to his defense.)
- there was a guy that was there for over FIVE HOURS, wanting to talk to each of us about our individual version of the history of copiers. left angry and empty handed. told us the next time we keep him there that long, that we had best start PAYING him for his time there.
various other little nuances, such as a guy that demanded a price match for a $300 printer that he could get used at Fry's for $149. SEVERAL people trying to use other people's credit cards and checks. several people's cards being declined and them causing a GIGANTIC scene because THEY can't budget or balance their check books. ("well, it's never done THAT before - TRY IT AGAIN!" "um.. ma'am, i can slide your card as many times as you like, but it won't make it go through any faster. call your bank." "NO! TRY IT AGAIN! YOU'RE WROOONG!")
someone stated it's because of a full moon + lunar eclipse. Tony gave a speach at the end of the evening, telling us that it will all be better tomorrow. i stated that there's 2 more nights of the full moon, plus an eclipse.
and i get to close for every single one of them.