Crushing Her Head

I work my ass off.
Running from one end of the store to the other.
Helping out in cash.
Today I let my blood sugar get a little low and it got busy so I was unable to buy anything to boost it.
By the time 11:15 rolled around I was shaking and sweat was beading on my forehead.
I called K from the till and asked if I could shut down and get something to eat because I was about to pass out.
Which is when she told me Karen wanted to go for her break.
I started early.
I always take my breaks after her.
Today that was not an option.
She threw a hissy fit and wanted to know why I got to go first.
Of course I got special treatment.
Are you fucking kidding me?
I would like to know the last time that you broke a sweat while at work.
She came to my till and stood there annoyed that she had to jump in for me.
Karen: So what’s going on with you.
Me (snapping): I want to go for my break and eat. I am about to pass out.
Karen (oozing smarminess): Oh well we don’t want that to happen.
The two women in my line up looked at her and looked at me raising their eyebrows.
I finished with the one lady and told the next one Karen would be taking over.
I had two chicken fingers, a Rockstar Fruit Punch energy drink and 1 cup of Reese’s Pieces Jumbo peanut butter cup.
It took about 10 minutes for me to settle and feel my levels come back up.
And Karen was mad she had to wait for me to come back before she could go for her break.
At 1 p.m. she called to ask me when I was going for lunch because she wanted to go.
I told her to given that I never take my lunch break much before 2-2:30.
I realize that I should let it go.
I should not let her get under my skin.
And I really wish that I could.
But I work with her all week long.
And she is forever nattering and bitching.
Maybe I will have to go all Kids in the Hall on her and crush her head.
©July 8/21
Picture is my own
Video via Youtube

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

32 thoughts on “Crushing Her Head”

    1. I burned through all my calories really quick this morning and I should have grabbed a quick fruit break but it was busy and I can’t handle seeing customers standing in line when they don’t have to. ☺

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            1. So you can use these in place of eating? Not that it’s healthy or advisable long term of course. But that would be an easy fix for hypoglycemia when I’m not hungry or am not near food. Are you diabetic or hypoglycemic?

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                1. Yea me too. Are you sure you’re not hypoglycemic? You’re definitely working hard and the physical nature of your work demands energy: food. I hate that feeling. I’ve been getting it a lot more since my mother died because some days I just don’t feel like eating. I’m just wondering if the glucose tablets help with that. In your case where your expending so many calories it may not. You NEED fuel. I’ll have to look into those.

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  1. Tell Karen to blow it out her….
    She’s a spoiled and entitled brat. Don’t let her get to you. She isn’t worth the extra stress in life. I promise you. You do your job well, she’s there because of whatever reason she has, but it’s not because she’s a good person.
    Monitor your blood sugar, take care of you, and she’ll live if she has to wait 15 minutes.

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    1. Thank you so much. I asked my supervisor if I ever acted that entitled and she said no. I told her if I ever act like that she has to tell me and she said I was to do the same to her. Sometimes I can let it slide. Other times like today I want to crush her head 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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          1. I’m glad you get my twisted way that my brain works.
            And you’re welcome.
            And you can actually wrap her guts around her head without lifting a finger. Your supervisor obviously appreciates your professionalism. Well, you two can plan on making her get toilet cleaning duty for a week until she acts like someone old enough to work. And if the toilets are cleaned by someone else, I’m sure you guys can think of an appropriately miserable job that miss “I can’t wait to take my break because I usually take my break at this time and it’s not fair that she’s having a medical emergency and that’s interfering with the plans I had to do nothing for 15 minutes straight” absolutely miserable.
            You know how to make people happy, and by extension what makes them unhappy. Use that knowledge to teach a little snot-nosed brat that this life isn’t going to coddle her just because she pouts.

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              1. O.M.G. Please tell me you’re kidding! She’s not some snot-nosed 18 year old?

                Well then, just remember, it’s never too late to teach a 50 year old common decency, and just know that there are people in her personal life who have to deal with that. Don’t waste your kindness coddling her, spend it knowing that at the end of the day, you get rid of her and it’s the start of someone else’s nightmare, every single night.

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                1. I am not kidding in the least. Which is why it gets under my skin. She told one of the girls that they would be calling her first because Karen had other things to do. She also complains a lot. Work very hard to keep her on her side of the fence

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                    1. No really. You have your lane and she has hers. She thinks she likes the look of your lane better. Let her cross over and get smashed by the reality train. She’s an unpleasant and grumpy person and doesn’t go an extra inch for anyone. Let her into your lane. I bet you she’s not half as good at Frogger as she thinks she is, and she’ll get out of your lane real fast and never try to tread in it again. Some people only learn by experience. If she think she can do what you do, let her try. And after 10 minutes of grumbling and whining about the “fairness” of working, she’ll get off your side of the road, and she will leave you be.

                      I’ve been where you are. I’ve worked REALLY hard to try to keep some miserable coworkers from getting too out of hand and taking it out in ways that I felt were detrimental to the job we were trying to do. But there are only so many ways you can say “you’re a whiny bitch who doesn’t listen and will never be good at what you do if you don’t knock your bullshit off.” Then it’s time for them to sink or swim without you stepping in. Yes, you will burst into cold sweats and feel like all of the clientele are going to run away and never come back, but you have to let it happen. They learn. Hard-knocks.

                      And when you stop working that hard to keep her out of your lane, you’ll realize you’re happier. You have three million things to do at work, especially if you’re doing them well. One of them shouldn’t be babysitting a grown woman who has no desire to do her job properly. It’s not your responsibility to go behind her to make sure everyone is happy AND keep her employed AND do your job AND go above and beyond AND keep her out of your lane.

                      Hell, shove her into your lane, you’ll feel better. You did it a little today by simply making her wait for you instead of the other way around. She didn’t like it, but you got what you needed from it. So make sure you’re taking care of you and she will sink or swim. SHE IS NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. She is management’s problem, and she’s her own problem.

                      Then you’ll realize how easy it is to crush someone’s head…. just back down and she’ll crush it herself. It’s way more rewarding too becasue you don’t have to tax yourself to make it happen. You just have to relax and watch it happen.

                      Yes, I realize I’m slightly more evil than usual.

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  2. It’s interesting that I read this post right after reading another one called “Turning away”. It was about turning away from people who make you feel inferior, or people like your co-worker who just infuriate you. But, it’s so hard to do. Sigh. Deep breath! You’ve got this!

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    1. Thank you. Most annoying is her know it all attitude. I am not proud of snarling in front of my customers but I was irritated. I may or may not have said but I schedule my breaks around everyone else’s so I can answer calls. And the one time I need to go early she throws a hissy fit.

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