I Forgot…..Ooops

I had one last customer pick up at 4:30.

Well actually the order was supposed to be picked up at 5 but they arrived early. Which I had no problem with.

As I was on the phone I noticed a customer standing at a big till with flowers. I was heading up the aisle talking to my customer when I saw the florist and I doubled back to grab the other customer.

I told the customer I would be right out with the order. Hung up and grabbed the customer with the flowers. I took him over to floral at the same time that the florist came in and I started to rattle things off when I realized another man was there. He graciously let my customer go ahead saying that he had actually been there first.

I tandemed with the florist and helped the customer through.

I then headed to the front because it was busy, grabbed two customers and put them through. Helped someone else at Customer Service. Things settled down and I began to walk back to the aisle I had been working in when it hit me.

Oh Fuck!!!!!!!

I had forgotten about my customer.

I ran to the back, got my jacket and put it on as I went to the freezer to get the frozen items. Then to the cooler to get the cart. Went flying outside, well as fast as I can go, backing down off the step with the cart. I trundled over to the car and smiled at the customer picking up the groceries.

I apologized and said that I had been helping customers. Thankfully the gentleman picking up the order is also a regular customer and he laughed.

That is what happens when you are so proficient.

We loaded up his car and I thanked him. Told him to stay warm with the cold weather we have moving through. Waved to another customer as I was going in the door.

I let the door slam shut behind me. Locked it up. And giggled.

Proficiency wins again.

Some People

I worked Sunday. I need Wed off so I asked to work 8 hours today.

I was suppose to do a walk and face. However while texting with K this morning she asked me to find someone to cover a shift for one of the cashiers who called in sick. That was my first hour of my shift. Phoning and texting staff to see if I could find anyone.

I was getting pretty desperate, down to my last two employees before calling the closing supervisor to see if he could come in a bit early to cash. I called my 2nd last prospect. But he wasn’t home. His mom gave me his dad’s cell number and I called him. He was my hero today. Agreed to pick up the shift, which surprised K because he usually does not do that.

For the next hour I short circuited lol start on one thing and then something else would catch my attention. I did get the cooler looking good before we opened at 12.

My first break was at 1:30.

I grabbed my water bottle and went over to the hot food bar.

There was this woman. And kids. And a daughter I guess.

Hot food is only on one side today. She is smack dab in the middle and the kids are on either side of her. Her daughter is standing sort of behind next to me. The mother looks over at me.

‘Is there a problem with us?’ she barked at me. Barked!

‘No I am just waiting to get food for my break.’

‘Hmph-grab a lid there.’ Directed at her daughter.

She turned back to the food, and still the two boys were next to her. There was no way to get food without having to ask them to move. Which I sure as heck was not going to do considering how the mother had been already. I stood a moment more and realized she was not going to ask her kids to move. Somehow she acquired a third kid and in disgust I put the container back and stalked passed her.

I was ticked. Super ticked. I grabbed a yogurt and a cliff bar, going through the till. The woman and her brood were still all strung out along the whole of the food bar as I walked passed her.

Got to the back and uttered a string of curses. Which then lead me to talking to myself as I went up the stairs that I knew I was not suppose to say bad things towards another person as it will come back on me but she was an ignorant cow! I growled, growled I was so annoyed.

I know that I could have asked her to move. Politely. I suppose I thought that she would make room and ask the boys to move so I could also reach the food. She did not. And I am not so sure that I could have asked her nicely.

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