I doubt liquor is the answer but I’ll be damned if it isn’t worth a shot.
Tuesday was yet another cluster; I honestly thought I was working 11 to 16 that day. However, it was actually 10:30 to 15:30 and if I hadn’t checked the schedule online, I wouldn’t have known. The posted schedule hadn’t been updated. At all. As if that wasn’t bad enough, once I left at 15:30, no one else would be at the doors until 16:45. Seriously. We were lucky that it wasn’t terribly busy yesterday, or we’d have been massively screwed.
I literally have no clue as to who might be planning out our schedules but whoever they are, they suck at their job. Coverage at the door has been spotty at best and nonexistent at worst. We have gaps in coverage almost daily on the weekdays, then we’re overstaffed on the weekends and practically tripping over each other. It goes from one extreme to the next; there is no in-between. It’s such a cluster now that I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.
I can honestly say that I’m glad I don’t have cable anymore; there is absolutely nothing on most of the networks that interests me. I’d have to lock my television onto either MLB Network–because baseball–or BBC America for the Star Trek reruns, and the ocassional Brewers game on Fox Sports Wisconsin. Damn near everything else is just boring; Game Show Network is just the “Steve Harvey braying like a deranged jackass” Channel, HGTV is the “Privelged Whiny White People and Their Problems” Channel and Cartoon Network simply reruns “Teen Titans Go!” ad infinitum. The rest of the networks are spotty, occassionally having something that is watchable but most of the time, not. I don’t think I’d have the television on at all now, not even for the background noise.
BBC America now has Deep Space Nine. I caught a little on Tuesday; it was a nice break from the usual crap. Nine times out of ten, I pop it on Game Show Network, simply to keep the peace but yesterday, I felt like indulging. I mean, I have co-workers who keep flipping it over to fucking Faux News Network, so a little science fiction shouldn’t piss off too any people. And if it did, tough. I can only stand so much Steve Harvey or Love It or List It.
We have a few suitcases for sale at my Costco and I can’t say that they aren’t catching my eye. But honestly, the ones Prime and I have are still in great shape and they’ve been with us through every BotCon we’ve attended, so getting something new feels a bit like a betrayal. However, I’m probably going to need other new items; I have more than enough time to procure them before the convention, so there’s that.