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Curb your damn dog, Mrs. Jones!

Things are getting interesting at the door.

For the past few weeks, Kim the psycho hose beast has been getting Saturdays off. However, she’s among the crowds that are lined up at the door in order to shop when we open up on Saturday mornings. She can’t work on Saturday but she’s free to shop on Saturday.

I don’t buy it. Not at all.

If she’s able to come in on Saturday morning to purchase merchandise, then she’s capable of working that day; she just won’t. Which is fine for right now, but what happens when someone else needs Saturdays off due to family issues or something similar? There’s going to be a major conflict over who should have Saturday off and Kim will go whimpering to management over it, then things will get ugly.

I want no part of any of that. None whatsoever. The psycho hose beast has already tried to drag me into her quagmire and I refuse to let her do it again. I’m done with petty, high school level drama and bullshit. I’ve been done with that for years.

Saturday was busy. But that wasn’t the major issue. No, we had a valve malfunction that caused the coolers in deli to overheat. Deli and Meats had to remove products and get them into the Deli holding coolers in the back, as everything was going over temperature. It was bad, very bad. On the bright side, I don’t think we lost a lot of products, so that’s good.

Sunday was awful.

We were busy. Insanely busy. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the members had obnoxiously large orders and obnoxiously ridiculous requests. I lost count of how many people demanded a box for items that were too fucking large to be placed in said fucking box. Then there was the noise.

It was loud, but since everyone was talking at once and we had Floaters chattering about the Executive membership and cashiers screaming “REWARDS!” every few minutes, the members got louder. And louder. AND LOUDER.

My head felt as though it might explode. It was so loud in there that I could barely think.

It got so bad that I had to fight the urge to start screaming “SHUT UP!!” I was overwhelmed by the noise and damn near had a full bore meltdown. It was really difficult to fight that urge. I’m not exaggerating. It was almost instinctual, that feeling, and it was damn hard to ignore.

Thankfully, we started slowing down to a more reasonable level at 15:35. The rest of the day went smoothly by comparison.

It’s official: autumn is here. The weather has taken a turn for the cooler and I don’t think we’ll be seeing many more 80°+ days. A few might sneak in, but not as many as the last few weeks. It’s going to get colder from here on out.

The leaves are changing. Quite a few yellow, some orange and a few red. We won’t be seeing green until next year.

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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