Well, well, well. Look who came back to the blogging world. I think I say every single day "That is sooo goin’ on my blog" about something. Too bad I never actually come here and write that stuff down cuz I’m sure it was good stuff. This could be the best blog ever if only I would update it…hahaha.
So anyhoo, a million crappy things have been goin’ on at work. My list of people to kill changes about every 20 minutes while I’m there. The customers are getting bitchier every day and the people I work with seem to be getting stupider, if that’s a word, and I don’t think it is, but I don’t care. It’s my blog, I’ll write what I want. So we’re in the process of training a whole crapload of new people in customer service. This doesn’t actually mean these people are new to the company, just new to this area. But you’d think they were born yesterday. I feel like I am constantly running 2 tills, sometimes all 3. I’m helping a customer at my own till, but I’m constantly being interrupted to answer questions for whoever is running the other till(s). K, I do realize that I know everything so this is the natural way…..ask she who knows all….but it is seriously stressing me out and I just feel like venting about it. After I get it all out maybe I’ll feel better….hahaha, doubt it. These are the kinda stupid questions they ask:
"She only bought this half an hour ago and she has her receipt, but it’s like $100000000000, do I still give her cash back?"
~~~No, you see that guy, third in line? You credit it back to his VISA card. ?????
"This guy wants to speak to a manager."
(K, so that’s not exactly a question, but when they say that and then just stare at you, it becomes one.)
~~~So you direct him to hardware and tell him to stand by the toilet seats ’til exactly 3:17pm and one will magically appear.
"I’m outta two’s and loonies."
~~~K, holy hell. You’ve been a cashier for 6 months. What the hell did you do when you ran outta change when you were on till 17? Same crap over here.
"She got charged twice for this, what should I do?"
~~~Well, well, well. Payback’s a bitch. About 3 times a day when you’re on a till you overcharge people for something and I hafta fix it….now it’s your turn. Tell her she hasta go get another one; there’s nothin’ you can do about it.
AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Make it stop!!!
Now on to the stupidest people in the world…..the customers! I could go on and on and on and on about these mofos but I’ll try to limit myself. The other day this fat old bitch is next in line so I said, "Can I help you over here?"
"Well, I don’t know. You’re in a bad mood today."
???????….where in the hell did that come from????
"No I’m not."
"Yes you are."
K, how old are you? 2? Well, if that’s how you wanna play….
"Oh yes….you are."
"Well, would you like someone else to help you then?"
K, that was the most ingenious thing I have ever come up with, cuz the only other person in there was one of the newbies with a million questions…..mwahahahaha, so let’s use that to my advantage.
"No, I have a purchase order I need rang through, you can do it."
I looked at the thing. Not one I’ve seen before. Time to play dumb…..everyone else does, so I’m just joining the rest…
"Well, I’ve never seen that kind before, I’ll have to check with someone."
"My you really are in a bad mood."
"K, no I’m not, but since you think I am, I will let someone else help you."
And I pushed her stuff over to the next till and said "She’ll be with you in a minute.", looked at the next person in line and said, "Can I help you over here?"
These fools will never learn not to mess with me. But here’s the best part. I helped about 5 or 6 other people while she waited. Mwahahahaha. So, I left to take some stuff to the back of the store, and on my way there another lady came up to me and said "Ya know Sweetie (ya gotta love that), that woman up there was just a nasty miserable bitch. You didn’t deserve that. And good for you for not serving her with that attitude of hers. Some people. You did a great job. I always come to you cuz you’re the fastest and you know what you’re doing. So keep up the good work." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, well, well. Maybe they’re not all out to get me after all. That made my day. We had a good laugh over that old fool for a few minutes.
So the next day I get an even better one. I was cleaning up some stuff in the cupboards, not even at my till, when my supervisor comes by and says "Can you ring this in here, it needs an override, change it to $99.88." OK, whatever. I heard her talking to that customer a few minutes before and knew they were doing a price check. So, since it was a grandfather clock it was huge and on a flatdeck, so I took the scanner, walked around the till and scanned it. Of course it still rings in at $129.97, I haven’t done the override yet, that’s seems pretty obvious to me. But this old woman freaks out, "It’s still ringing up at the wrong price!". OK, you’re old and stupid, that might not even be your fault. Just so ya know, Harry Potter doesn’t work here. So of course it is still that price until I do the work to change it. That is done in a few simple steps, but you hafta give me a few seconds to do them. So I said (and I said it nicely, might I add) "Just a second, I still have to get the override on it." That’s it. That’s all I said. I didn’t tell her how old and stupid she was, that part was inside my head. So, I did what I had to do, got the supervisor to do her magic key-turnin’ thing and voila…..$99.88. It only took a few more seconds. So I then told her the total and she paid and all was good. Or so I thought. When I was done with her I went back to what I was doing. A few minutes later I heard the supervisor talking to that woman’s daughter, who was old, too…….old people bug me lately, so I hafta point out that all these fools are old….. I didn’t think anything of it. Seriously, why would I? So when she left the supervisor comes up to me and says "Did you hear that?" so I said "No." So she tells me the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in awhile, and that’s gotta be something cuz they get more bizarre every day: That old woman was out in her car crying cuz of the way I talked to her………………..????????????????????? What in the bloody hell? All I said to her was: "Just a second, I still have to get the override on it." Neither one of us could figure out where in the hell that came from. She was standing right there and heard what I said and she didn’t think there was anything wrong with it. So, my new claim to fame is that I made an old lady cry. Damn I can’t wait ’til I’m an old woman…..payback’s a bitch!!! It’s no wonder I drink myself into oblivion every night.
So, that’s a buncha the crap that I hafta deal with every day. It’s a wonder I still work there. For the past week and for the next one, too, my partner in crime; the one person I work with almost everyday and just about the only other one who knows anything around there is on holidays. I gave her a huge hug last Friday before she left and told her I will miss her terribly…..cuz I’m sure I’m gonna get fired before she comes back. So far I’ve made it halfway, but it wasn’t easy. It’s gonna take a lotta tongue-biting and a lotta alcohol to make it through one more week. Can I do it? I seriously doubt it.
Well, that was some good bitchin’. But enuf of that. I got into a "discussion" about movies with a few of the only people I can tolerate in that hell hole in which I work. So I said I’d make a list of all the good movies and all the bad movies and post it on here this weekend. Of course, this is MY list. Their lists would just be such ridiculous crap they wouldn’t be allowed on the internet……this would probably be becuz they’re old, too….hahahahaha, anyone older than me is old. So, when I come back later tonight I will have these lists. But right now I’m off on a beaver spotting expedition. It is my dream and one of my goals in life to see a real live beaver. The beaver is one of the national symbols of our country, but I have yet to see one. I don’t and will not believe that they really exist until I do. I have seen and taken pictures of evidence that suggest they exist, but for all I know that’s all just a set-up to see if I’m that gullible. Someone out there is just randomly placing beaver-gnawed trees in my path to mess with my mind. But it would make me oh so happy to prove myself wrong on this one. Sooooo, I’m off to find a beaver!!
HAVE A "WONDER"FUL WEEKEND!!