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Jun. 16th, 2005

*watching 12 monkeys* huh. i forgot brad pitt was in this. he makes a fun psycho, though seeing this for the first time in forever, i'm instantly reminded of Girl, Interrupted. maybe because angelina jolie was a fantastic nut job, too? gaw, i love that movie. i need to watch it again.

BACK ON TOPIC.

oy, i'm tired. and WEARY. today was SHITSHITSHIT. baaaad.

i make it to work, still feeling like dookie. first thing they tell me: you have been relieved of your duties as Shrink Guru. they want only management to do this. okay, fine. i'm a bit offended, although i know it isn't anything personal. five minutes later, as i'm counting into my till, they say "oh, and you no longer get keys to anything." which, to me, is like a demotion. "we no longer trust you with stuff" is what it felt like, although i know that it's the new loss prevention district manager that is causing all of these changes. i'm even more saddened.

five minutes after THAT, i head out to the floor to help people, when i'm stopped by yet another manager. "did you hear the news?" i groan and roll my eyes. what the hell NOW? "today is Tony's last day." O_O

Tony is a manager that no one respects; however, I LOVE HIM. well, not in a sex sorta love way, but as in a 'he's fantastic and my favorite manager to work with most days' way. i didn't fully support the way he would handle certain things, but i still REALLY enjoyed working with the guy.

i immediately started crying. me. yes. i started sniffling and had to run for the bathroom. getting those three pieces of news within the first 10 min of my shift was entirely too much, so i ran to the bathroom and boo hooed my little heart out.

i come out, tony gives me a gigantic hug and tells me to stay happy, that he doesn't want me to be sad. so i go help customers. FREAKING DEMONS, EVERY ONE OF THEM! holy mackeral. every single person that i think that has EVER tried to pull something on us was there at some point today. *pauses to throw ball for Bacci to fetch* seriously. people that used to frequent us years ago just to rip us off was there today, trying their old schemes and being GIGANTIC jerks about it. i had a guy ask me a question. i gave him an answer. i asked if there was anything else i could help him with. he said no. i walked off. i suddenly hear him yelling "hello. HELLOOOOOooOOOOooOOOOooo! is anyone IN there? HEELLOOOOooOOOOooo!" and realize that he's followed me down two aisles, freaking out behind me, and screaming like a banshee. (have i mentioned that my hearing isn't completely back yet?)

after dealing with him and with countless other satanic fucknuts, the guy comes back and i end up with him in my line. i'm already in an AWFUL mood, which i almost never portray to people at work for the sake of good customer service. he returns the harddrive he bought earlier. fine. i took care of it, at which point he tells me that i'm WRONG that i owe him much more money. he looks at his receipt and starts HOWLING that i overcharged him for his phone (purchased through someone else's line earlier.) i yelled right back, saying that IIIII did nothing, that this was the first time he has been in my line, and that it wasn't my fault he hadn't noticed it the original time. he runs out to get the phone to return it, too, leaving me with my drawer open, $75 in cash in my hand, and a buttload of angry customers in line. i'm angry because i haven't gotten a lunch yet. tony walks by and gives me a goodbye hug because they kicked him out earlier, so he wouldn't be closing. the phone is ringing like MAD, and no one else is answering it. one of the calls was my mother.

now. remember with me, if you will. how when you are on the verge of tears, how you can control them... until someone says "are you okay?" at which point, the dam breaks. now, imagine being in a gigantic world of CHAOS, and then suddenly, without warning, your mommy, who you desperately wanted a hug from, calls out of the blue to say "are you doing okay?"...

now. anyone that knows me will know that no one ever sees me cry. i've had absolutely fantastic bestest friendses on earthes relationships for decades without them seeing me cry. i started snuffling and heading back to the bathroom. yancey walks up and says "does that surprise you?" about them sending tony home early, and sees tears rolling down my face. "oh my God, are you okay?" *more tears* "i'm just having a REALLY SHITTY DAY!" i exclaim (very loudly. i'm sure many customers heard.) yancey asks "is there anything i can do?" which makes me cry HARDER. i shake my head as i walk more swiftly to the bathroom, hoping to get there before anyone else sees me or before a customer stops me (the first time i was crying, a customer stopped me to find out where luggage tags were. after gulping an answer that they had moved things while i was gone, and i didn't know if we carried them anymore, she said "um... i'll go ask at... customer... service..." and scootched off awkwardly.) i round a corner and run into the new guy, Chase. joy.

i finally contain myself (which was MUCH harder this time. and those freaking red eyes! grr.) and get back up to my register. i instantly get someone that treats me like i'm 2 because i say that i need a home phone number for a business check. i start crying again at the register.

other things that happened:

my till was off $40, when i'm never off even a penny. (it was rectified.)
it had been sunny and hot on my way to work, so i wore my glasses and left my coat at home. 3 hours into my shift, it's POURING rain and frigid. i ended up working an extra 2 1/2 hours because i didn't want to freeze my bum off.

hrm. it's about another week for me to become pms'ed, and i never get THIS bad. i wonder if it could be some wonky side effect of the antibiotics?

Bacci keeps chirping at me for some reason. it's like she's trying to tell me sumpthin. but i think i'm just going to go to bed. i'm too tired and weary to even enjoy a shot of.. something... that i had been daydreaming about all day, so i shall refrain.

Comments

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liv4jesus
Jun. 17th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
sounds awful hun, i'm so sorry. i hope tomorrow holds something better for you.
frosty_pickle
Jun. 17th, 2005 07:20 am (UTC)
That sounds like a really bad day. I'm sorry. :(
modernmerlin
Jun. 17th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
Sorry bout your bad day :(

(((((HUGS)))))
baryon
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
Sorry that you had such a shitty day. I hope you don't have another day like this any time soon
aubkabob
Oct. 8th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
it's funny how 'luck' seems to come and go in droves like that. almost as if life wants to get all of the bad stuff out of the way at once, so you can go on living your life and appreciating what you have that much more.
bigstusexy
Jun. 17th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
This is like way after it happened but...
Ohhhh *hugs* happens to the best of us mostly at the worst of times.

Good news isthat today is a differnt day that will bring the possibility of bing better.

Stu-
aubkabob
Dec. 6th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: This is like way after it happened but...
yup. months later, it still saddens me that tony is gone. his replacement, people seem to respect even less, which angers me, because he's a really freaking nice guy. a bit tree huggery, but sheesh. that's no reason to condemn the guy.
vapor_of_nuance
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Stab them with pencils.
modernmerlin
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
You icon is wicked!

::Psssssssst can I steal it?::
vapor_of_nuance
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
hmmm... Wait a few weeks, and I will have a new one, then you can use it.
vapor_of_nuance
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Feel free to grab it now and use it later...
modernmerlin
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks will do!

RJ
talkingpotato
Jun. 17th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry :-(
What an awful day :-( I really hope things get better for you, that was horrible.

And I think Bacci feels bad for you *sniff*

Whenever I get upset over something, both my cats come over and start rubbing up against my legs, they get all affectionate when I'm angry LOL "don't bite me, master!"
aubkabob
Apr. 23rd, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm sorry :-(
awww, i love how cats seem to love you at the perfect time (or is that puuuurrrfect time? ha! i slay me.)

i think it's funny that more coworkers have seen me cry in the 2 1/2 years that i've been there, than i think all my RL friends have seen combined together. and i don't even cry THAT much at work! sheesh.
talkingpotato
Apr. 23rd, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm sorry :-(
AHHAH yeah I'm tryign to think of any of my friends have seen me cry and they haven't..but then every time I cry I massively break out everywhere so..that's never fun.
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: I'm sorry :-(
i know that ben's seen me cry and jessie has, because hell, he's my brother, he's MADE me cry! ;) i cried at work today, the second time i've cried in front of yancey and the first time in front of jason. it sucked being stuck at a register and having yancey and jason standing there uneasily not knowing how to help me. "uh.. do you want me to get you some.. uh.. water?" a guy was really evil and threatened me to the point where i almost seriously thought he was coming back with a gun.) at least there wasn't any other customers at the time.
aintesduck
Jun. 17th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Wotta rotten day. Feel better!
aubkabob
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
thanks so muchly!

you have your good and bad days in retail, i suppose, just like everywhere else. i just keep telling myself that no matter how horrid the customers treat us at times, it's nothing like how they treat poor souls that work at fast food.
dive01265
Jun. 17th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry you had a bad day! Hang in there:)
stanieldaniel
Jun. 18th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
Sorry Aubs, I hope better days are on your way soon! That all reminded me about how I ended up a few weeks ago at work. It was not fun, and yes quite embarrassing. I hope things are good now. I love ya!!!!
aubkabob
Mar. 1st, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
if nothing else, at least embarassment is REALLY good for good story tellin' later on!
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