Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday Feast #4

Name a song you know by heart.
"What a Wonderful World" by: Louis Armstrong (It's our song)
What will you absolutely not do in front of another person?
Go to the bathroom (No one needs to see that!)
How often do you use mouthwash and what kind do you like?
Twice a day-Crest Mouthwash (My dentist swears by it)
Main Course
Finish this sentence: I am embarrassed when...
I inadvertently draw attention to myself (I hate being the center of attention!)
What was the last food you craved?
Chinese food (I'm going for Chinese for lunch today!)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #10

So, in the spirit of my previous post here is a list of
Thirteen Things I have to do in the store before Halloween Events (This is by no means complete!)

1. Dryclean employee costumes
2. Order paper plates, cups etc.
3. Put Fortune Teller's tent together
4. Finish crocheting new shawl for Mrs. Bates (our customer that never left)
5. Organize Face Painting area
6. Buy LARGE quantities of candy (for store trick or treaters)
7. Put together 100 goody bags
8. Put up large spider on roof (hopefully today if weather is good)
9. Build cage for Wolfgang (our resident warewolf)
10. Order food from caterer
11. Wrap/Bag door prizes
12. Design and print poetry competition voting sheets
13. Print up flyers
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So, now it is October which means things start getting really busy at work. Since we have a scary theme in our store the month of October is sort of our Christmas. Lots of special events going on. This is when people start spending money for the holidays as well and rare books just fly off the shelves. Yes, I realize that is a good thing, but it makes for a very exhausting month. I have so so many things on my to do list that instead of doing some of them I am writing this. I tend to shut down when I have a huge list of things to do. That's not to say I don't get them done. I am a whiz at last minute stuff. I need the pressure of a deadline to get things done. Right now the deadline is just far enough out, so I don't feel the pressure quite yet. So, the main reason I brought this up is about the middle of the month you won't see me post very often and that is my reason.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rude people

I had something happen to me yesterday that just drives me crazy. It happens all of the time, but I just have to vent today for some reason. So, I was standing in line at Ross yesterday waiting to buy some clothes for the wee one. Of course I picked the wrong line and every other line was moving along at a good clip, but not mine. The woman behind me was driving me crazy. Well, not just her mainly her son of about 8. He was climbing and swinging all over the bar next to me. I would never allow my daughter to do this. This woman, who was a nurse by the way, didn't even seem to notice or care that her kid was banging in to me and generally getting in the way. I kept trying to move out of the way, but it was like the kid was trying to hit me. Anyway, I was next in line and the woman in front of me didn't like the total that they gave her and made the poor cashier count it out on a calculator. Of course only to find that it was exactly the amount it should have been. While this was going on they decided it was finally a good idea to open the line next to us. So the new cashier says "I can help someone over here". So here I have been in line for a good 15 minutes and the woman behind me about 5. Everyone else kept giving up and going to another line. I didn't because I was next and I thought I'd be there in a minute or two. So, the woman behind me high tales it over before I can get there along with some newbies who happened to walk up. Of course the woman in front of me is still going through her little drama. The crazy lady that was behind me then gets checked out and leaves before I even get up to the counter. I just don't understand that behavior. I am not a pushy person and admittedly I'm not good at standing up for myself, but do people not have manners anymore? Who raised this woman? I have never ever done that to someone. I always try to step aside for the people in front of me to go first. The cashier was an idiot as well for not saying "I can help the next person in line". Stuff like that makes me angry, but also very sad. I just wish people would take a moment now and then to be polite and remember their manners.