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the quiznos stalker story

oh, and another story of the creepy, then i shall stop updating for the day :)

first of all, this is my third back to school working for officemax. every single summer, we hire a plethora of new people that come in and basically annoy the HELL out of us for a month and a half until the Season is over and they go back to school. this year, however, i think we hit the freaking GOLD MINE of new people. i love every single one of them. they're all fun, witty, sweet, and fast learners. i sort of wish that i could trade one or two of the long-term people for abby and ken (who will be leaving for school in a month), and am happy that Hai is staying on after it's over. in all of the temporary workers hired for BTS or Christmas, i've always at LEAST found 2 or 3 of them that i wanted to strangle, and i would like to believe i can get along with just about anyone. okay, maybe only 1 or 2.

aaaaaaaaaaaaanyhoo. Abby and i were stuck up front cashiering together yesterday, although we were DEAD. (i've never seen it this slow during BTS, generally we're getting spanked with a wooden plank at this point and everyone's in tears. i blame officedepot for opening up nearby and sending out all those fabulous coupons. you jerks.) she yells across the terminals (we're at opposite ends)..

abby: "oh, i had forgotten to tell you, the manager at quiznos was asking about you."
aubrey: "..... QUIZNOS?"
abby: "yeah. i didn't catch his name, but he was telling everyone what to do, so he must have been a supervisor. he asked how you were and said he hadn't seen you in awhile."
aubrey: "..... QUIZNOS? what did he look like?"
abby: "mid twenties.. short... average looking."
aubrey: "..... QUIZNOS? i... haven't eaten there in over six months."
abby: "well, you must have made one hell of an impression, then. he was sad you hadn't been in."
aubrey: "um... when i DID go there, it was sporadically and i never talked to anyone, other than to order my sammich, tell them yes, i wanted a drink, inhale my lunch, and race back. i never talked to anyone other than that."
abby: "huh. you should start eating at Quiznos again."

in saying this to coworkers, i came across another one, Deb, who had experienced the same thing, first when she called in an order a month or so ago, whomever answered the phone asked "is this Aubrey?".. and another time she went in, a guy in his mid twenties said that he hadn't seen me in awhile and that he was hoping i would start coming back.

what the hell. i'm creeped out in a curious way. although i no longer eat bread, i should swing by and see if they do have something on their menu that i can digest, and see if i can find this mystery man.

it isn't one of you, is it?

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soulresilience
Jul. 30th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
*shivers*
Sounds like a creeper to me.
aubkabob
May. 2nd, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: *shivers*
i never did find out who that was, though i eat at quiznos all the time.
soulresilience
May. 2nd, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: *shivers*
haha you probably forgot and just eat there anyway. dork
macmanchad
Jul. 30th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
ooooooo somebody liiiiiiiiikes yoooooouuuuuuu
Quizno's has good salads. And soups that I've never tried but since they live in these big metal heater things I can't imagine they're spectacular.

You could probably get free food if you flirt with the guy :-p
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooo somebody liiiiiiiiikes yoooooouuuuuuu
their soups are FABOO, too, and now you can get them in a giant bread bowl? not only does it come in a bowl made of BREAD, but they line the bottom of the bread bowl with meat and cheese and THEN dump the soup in.

fuuuuuumfghfjfm, yes.
(Anonymous)
May. 4th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooo somebody liiiiiiiiikes yoooooouuuuuuu
Yes, I've tried these, and they are by far now my favorite.

I'm also digging the flatbread sandwiches...mmm...
amethyst831
Jul. 30th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
So go and find out who it is, just bring a bunch of people with you...and the choice of icon makes the story even funnier. Maybe it's someone you know from someplace else entirely who works at Quizno's now
defensor
Jul. 30th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
I don't know, maybe it's just the changing times. but why is this creepy? maybe you ate there a couple of times while wearing officemax paraphenalia, and so he knows that's where you work. maybe he's really shy, and is just asking if you're still there to see about bucking up his courage to ask you out.
I just find it annoying that if a girl is interested in a guy and he asks about her it's welcome. but if the girl isn't interested in the guy and he asks about her all of a sudden he's a creepy stalker planning to throw a laundry sack over your head one night and drag you off to his cabin deep in the woods.
like right now at work. there's this one girl I'm a bit interested in. I don't know much about her. but I'm not going to just go up and ask her out. for one, that's not my style. so, I've had to sort of do a bit of background work. I don't know if she's married, dating, or what. maybe girls like guys to be confident like that and just come right up and out and be like "me man, you woman. restaurant we go. hnnnngggggghhhhhhhh!" but that's not me.
so, if she finds out I've been doing a minor amount of research (like I found out she's not married, don't know if she's dating, but has 2 kids, a definite turn off) is she going to think I'm a stalker? I don't have pictures of her up on my walls. I don't follow her around. I just think she's cute and nice the few times we've spoken. so where's the divider between being interested and finding out if there's even a chance before trying anything and being labeled a full blown stalker by just even asking about someone?
inisfair
Jul. 30th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Mostly the timeline and the persistence.
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
pretty much what inisfair said... if he hadn't been so durned persistent, then it may not have ended up being so creepy. i never did find out who he was, either.

i don't think you doing research like you did was creepy at all - it was just casual looking intos that gave you the thumbs up or thumbs down as to whether it would be okay to even attempt to persue something with her, or even if you would WANT to persue (case in point being the kids).... now, if you had hid behind a fake bush in the office to watch for details, THAT would have ben a tad creepy ;)
dojie
Jul. 30th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
It isn't me, I'm a girl.

Personally, I think it's cute... in a creepy kind of way.
pasquinade
Jul. 31st, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
I'll vouch for the salads. The honey mustard at least is too good to be good for you. And, while I haven't sworn off the bread, I am only eating salads when I go to Quizno's. They are quite yummy.
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
i LOOOOVE their salads... i really need to get their salads more since they're so much better for me than jack in the box food, but i get a couple more minutes eating time with jitb than i do if i walk over to quiznos, and i'm entirely too lazy to go there BEFORE hand.

i truly need to start eating more healthy, though. i'm not a spring chicken anymore!
wickedcricket
Jul. 31st, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)
That's scary when people notice you and you haven't noticed them...I used to go for walks in my neighborhood, and one time a guy I didn't know came into Crown Books where I worked at the time and said "Hey, how come you never walk past my house anymore?" AAAHH! Good luck with Stalky McStalkerson!
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
you know, i never did find out who that was!!
___vanity_kills
Jul. 31st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wait, you don't eat ANY bread?? I am a carboholic.
kimberlychapman
Aug. 1st, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
1) If you find anything yummy at Quiznos that involves no bread, please tell me about it. :)

2) It's not necessarily creepy. Corran and I are frequently remembered by service/wait staff at restaurants and stores. Sometimes it's because we're slightly chatty and friendly with folks, but actually more often than not it's because we are polite and say "please" and "thank you" and we clean up after ourselves and things like that. Or if a cashier says "have a nice day" I always say, "you too" or if they don't say it, I wish THEM one first. Little stuff like that apparently is rare enough that it leaves an impression.

Or the guy could just be totally into you. ;D
kohtotherescue
Aug. 1st, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
It was me. Sorry. I have this thing where I have to meet all my LJ friends, so I figured the best thing to do was pretend to be a boy from Quiznos asking for you. Yes, the easier thing would be to actually go in your work, but why make it easy?? :P

seriously though, why do people think that asking for people they barely see won't creep them out?
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
i don't think it would have been so creepy, except that he seemed pretty... almost like he would even think officemax or our colors (khaki and navy sexxiness!) and would instantly go "aubrey? is that aubrey? has anyone seen aubrey?"

i never did find out who that was.
sweet_tiffany82
Aug. 5th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
that is very weird....
especially since you said you never go there and always run in and run out. hm maybe he has been watching you..not to scare you or anything lol
belenen
Aug. 8th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
It's cause you just have such a magnetic personality. I imagine that if I met you briefly I'd leave thinking, "She's interesting, I wish I had a chance to get to know her." Don't be freaked out! People can't help it!
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
awww, you're so sweet, love! something tells me that i would feel the same way about you! though when i'm in public, unless i'm in a place where i feel EXTREMELY comfortable, i.e. work, i'm generally extremely shy and reserved!!

hard to believe, i KNOW, but there you go... ;)
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