Whiteout

Well, shit…

On Friday, the weather took a turn for the suck: we got hit with a winter storm. It started as snow but eventually turned into rain, which made driving a lot of fun, as you can imagine. So it goes without saying that we were busy early in the day, but things dropped off precipitously once the snow began. We still managed to get over 3,500 people in the doors, so no one went home early.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. If I had been sent home early, there would have been no one to do the last two procedures. Georgia, who was in the lot that night, was pulled to help in Optical. Kathy and Gigi left at 18:30. So that left me and only me at the door.

At 19:00, I called the door count, then let Front End know I needed coverage for the procedure. I did the 19:00, took my last break, then did the last one at 20:00. Afterwards, I finished the paperwork, turned in my radio, and took care of the tablet. Once I was done with everything, I was able to clock out, just in time.

Saturday was slow. I mean that. Our total for the day was a little over 2,500. Our highest count was 230.

That’s slow for a Saturday. Very slow. Especially during Christmas shopping season. Most of this was due to the weather, the rest was due to the awful conditions of the roads, since most of the side and back streets hadn’t been plowed or salted. There were patches on some of the main thoroughfares that were iced over. My tax dollars at work. Or something.

I was off yesterday, which was a Packers game and a late one versus the Bears. Apparently, the Packers won, which means people will be in fairly good spirits today.

But I’m not working today so it doesn’t matter. I get to sleep. Which is what I fully intend to do.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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