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LONG day. i'm sore and tired.

- got off work an hour after i was supposed to. took so long because a manager was busy talking with a friend and couldn't finalize my till.

- decided that while i was waiting, i would help the closers out since they were short handed, and bring up 10 cases of recycled paper. after doing this, i realize that my brand new khaki jeans are red all OVER from the red boxes. que'? i've never had this happen! it looks like i hugged a midget clown.

- my last customer was a jerk that talked to me like i was an idiot 2 year old that didn't know rechargeable batteries from my ass. (*points at the batteries* okay, there's my ass, now where did i put those batteries?) so i pawn the jerk off on a coworker. apparently, what i was adamantly saying we didn't carry, we suddenly do now. the customer NATURALLY had to chase me down to rub it in "just so you KNOOOOW..."

- i go next door to michaels to see if next week's schedule is out yet. yup! and they have me double-booked! on my application, it says i cannot work past 230, because of officemax. day one: 10 to 3. day two: 11 to 4. ... the HELL? i'm so not dealing with this right now.

- all i want for dinner is STEAK. i'm willing to throw a spear at one in an open field, so why SHOULDN'T i go to WinCo during it's busiest time of the day?!? i grab the steak, broccoli, mushrooms, hot sauce, garlic powder, and pepper and go to get in line. naturally, someone with an overflowing cart gets in front of me, as i have a few tiny objects (which get VERY heavy when you're holding them awkwardly, by the way. in case you wondered.). this person writes a check, but is the type of person that KNOWS she's writing a check, but doesn't even open her PURSE to dig through it to get her checkbook until AFTER her total is given. i'm the type of person that is always terrified of holding up the people behind me, so cash is in hand before it's even begun to be rung up.

- FINALLY through the line. i need stamps! so i go stand in line... and have THREE PEOPLE cut in front of me. (i'm too meek to yell!) all flipping smokers there for cigarrettes, too. I'M BLAMING YOU! i was angry at the worker because she OBVIOUSLY doesn't know how to handle multiple customers, but i try to give her the benefit of the doubt.

- FINALLY on my way home. i almost get hit by a van WHILE I'M ON THE SIDEWALK. the .... FUCK?!? neveryoumind that i had just hopped into an intersection minutes before, thinking the light would be green for a century or two, just to have it turn red after i had reached the Point of No Return. (lessee, i can turn back and look like an idiot, or i can RUN for it, and look like an idiot, groceries in bags flapping against my thighs. WATCH MY MEAT! with the second one, i'm closer to home!)

ON THE SPLENTASTIC SIDE:

- i only work both jobs two days next week, and it's not a massive killer. 10 to 11 (13 hours, not 12) isn't going to kill me. i've done worse. both days i work both jobs, i get the next day off, AAAAND i still have 3 days off next week! (tuesday, thursday, friday.)

- it didn't rain on me and my pepper as i was walking home, though it looked like it was REEEEALLY thinking about it.

.....

peeked through lj though i didn't have the energy (mental) to comment other than one or two. (i.e. to tell sonatamoonlight that i dreamed about her last night, and i'm SO sorry for messing up her books.)

LOL i was so considering going to bed, and looked at the clock. SEVEN THIRTY? crap, i can't go to bed YET.

and there's an article that needs writing by saturday! d'oh!

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soulresilience
Sep. 16th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
*hugs* just remember...your day is always better than this.
aubkabob
Sep. 16th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
hee hee, it's true!
kohtotherescue
Sep. 16th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
oh. my. god. i give you props for not going crazy. the day is over and all is well. enjoy the steak. don't let the man get you down!! ::hugs::
aubkabob
Sep. 16th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
the steak was delish, if a bit tough. (i AM a horrid cook, after all!)

the craziness is that all of that happened in less than an hour. the rest of the day wasn't so bad!
solstone
Sep. 16th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
People cutting in front of you in line? You don't have to yell. Simply get that look in your eye that says that violence isn't necessarily out of the question and state in a clear voice "The line is behind me." A slight twitch in one eye at that point could be helpful.

Or... allow yourself to be possessed momentarily by Zim and shout "Filthy Humans! Cutting in front of me?!? You shall feel my wrath!"

Or or... mumble loud enough for the cutter to hear "cut in front of me. they cut in front of me. follow them to the car. yeah. that's it. no one will know what happened..."

duffy61
Sep. 16th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
At least it's dark at seven-thirty again.I felt like i was missing out goingto sleep while the sun shines.
stanieldaniel
Sep. 16th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I hate it when customers have to rub it in when they find something that you told them was not carried even if it is completely different then what they had described. Such as the other day, I had this old lady tell me "my son wants a cd player that has am/fm and can play cassettes" I clarified that she wanted a cd player with an am/fm tuner and a car kit. Knowing we had cd players with tuners and ones with car kits I took a quick look and tell her unfortunately we do not have one like that. I told her she could buy one with a tuner and just buy a cassette adapter. She just said "well I saw one advertised at Walgreens, I guess I'll just have to go there"( I think to myself, well why didn't you just go there first). So whatever! I let her go. She later comes up to me and said that "I might be old and not know my technology, but I found one over there I just though you should know that you do have some back over there" she points to a back endcap. I looked at it and tell her that it does not have a car kit. She tells me that it said right on the box that is it does play in cassettes and points to where it said that it plays cd-r, cd-w, and mp3. So I tell her what it means, and she took it like I was insulting her intelligence. So she yells at me and said "well that is the one my son wants and I think you should know that you have some back there" and leaves in a storm. I let her go thinking someone will have fun returning that later plus she paid way too much for it. There was also better quality ones with the same features where we had looked to begin with. People are just silly!
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
GAH! that's one of my biggest pet peeves, too, whenever someone asks you something, for something specific. you show them the specific thing THAT THEY ASKED FOR, and they freak out on you because it's not right.

um... i'm just giving you what you asked for, jerkhead.
griffxx
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
it looks like i hugged a midget clown

Midget clown hugging, now THAT'S a job!
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
i wonder if midget clowns would freak me out any less than the full-grown kind?

cuz the full-grown kind REEEEEAAALLLY creep me out. but you probably already knew that.
frosty_pickle
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)
Damn. I hate it when people don't get ready/dig in their purse until after the cashier is finished.
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
me, tooooo, though you already knew that ;)
bostondave
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
*waves*
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
*waves back happily*
wallbrat
Sep. 16th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Damn. Sounds like a Murphy's Law day. *hug* At least there was steak at the end of it. *grins* The last steak I had was at Denny's and they over cooked it.
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
don't know if i've ever experienced that which is 'Dennys Steak'. i've had their chicken fried steak, but certainly not the same!

and i grossly overcooked mine, too, both nights i had it.
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bigstusexy
Sep. 16th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
There are two phrases in this that will stick out for the rest of the day.
"khaki" Ewww you said khaki, eww eww eww eww, yuck! Now I said it AAHHHH!!!!

and "WATCH MY MEAT!" ROFL!!! Taken out of context completely but still seriously funny!


SOunds like its beena rough day and such but at the end you still had a chuckle so at least your spirit is recovering.


*hugs* hold on there dear.
Oh yes, mmmmm steak!
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Re: There are two phrases in this that will stick out for the rest of the day.
ha ha, yeah, the word 'khaki' just makes it sound like you're hacking up a hairball, no?

and if i can't laugh at myself, well... life just isn't worth living, because then i would be too serious and not see joy...

how's THAT for a rambly sentence?
amethyst831
Sep. 16th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
Snaps for not killing anyone during that hour!! Go, you!

Of course, midget clowns running with steaks yelling "WATCH MY MEAT!" will haunt my dreams now for days
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
hee hee, clowns generally do, anyways ;)
beccak1961
Sep. 16th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
People always seem so stunned they are actually going to have to pay for anything. They don't get their wallet out, or money, or checkbook, or ID and then they fish around for it slowly and count every penny... argh! Can you tell you hit on a pet peeve of mine! (strokes peeve and chains it back for the moment)
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
hee hee, you crack me up! and SO many times, people come through my line at work, hand me things, and i ring them up. when i give them the total, they sigh HEAVILY and pull their wallet out, as if i'm inconveniencing them by having them actually PAY for their merchandise? cheez.

on the OTHER end of the spectrum, so many times, i'll have someone come up, plop a TON of things on my counter, and then IMMEDIATELY waggle their credit card or money under my nose, as if i could even THINK about taking payment before ringing them up.
shinzakura
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm steak.... ^_^
aubkabob
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
iiiiiiiindeeeeeeeed.

it's funny, because i LOVE stuff like tofu and other soy products, veggieburgers, etc...

yet i'm still a VERY hardcore carnivore! GIMME MEAT!

sometimes you just need a SLAB of the real stuff, yanno?

ooh, and i just remembered that i have STEAK SAUCE, too! woo! i know what i'm having for din din!
belenen
Sep. 16th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
and have THREE PEOPLE cut in front of me. (i'm too meek to yell!)

WTF, mate? Grow some ovaries! Glare and push, and if that doesn't work, exclaim loudly, "Please don't CUT IN LINE! Wait your turn, kid." (if they're old, even better!)
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
i just tell myself that kharma will catch up to them and that nothing will be gained by causing a scene.

i wonder what happened in my childhood that caused me to lose my balls? hrm.
belenen
Sep. 16th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh My Fucking Gosh. Did I seriously just catch up on your journal???? Seriously? That never happens with Mrs. Posty McPostsalot! Watch, I'm going to comment this and then check your journal and find a new entry!
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
ha ha, lucky for YOU i've been working really long shifts!!!

and i'll probably be posting even less next week, because i start working both jobs!
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