Sunday Shopping

Yesterday the ex showed up at my till with the new girlfriend.
For someone who says that we were great friends I have no idea who she is.
I also may have gotten a little tetchy with him after the second time of him braying ‘huh?’ like an ass and suggested sharply that he invest in some damn hearing aids.
The customer behind not knowing the situation only caught the part about ‘damn hearing aids’ but I was in no mood to dispel his attitude towards me with an explanation.
I should not work Sundays.
I mean I can work just I should be done at 5 and not work through until 6.
I get irritated at the people walking into the store when we have 2 minutes until close for just one or two items.
$500 later and I am steaming.
Okay that may be an exaggeration on my part as it has never been that bad but I know that K told me about one where it was close to $300 and the customer refused to come to the till until they were done shopping.
Now this is where my customer service differs from theirs.
As a supervisor I brooked no shit with people shopping after close.
We have hours to shop in not before and most definitely not after.
Staff would like to get home and either go to bed or spend the rest of the evening with their families as is the case on Sundays.
I would go and let the customer know that we were closed and to head to the front.
The supervisors today are letting people slip in and shop for fear of upsetting them.
Look we are open 7 days a week.
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 6 days a week.
12-6 on Sundays.
Please explain to me why you feel the need to wait until 5:59 to run to the store?
I was telling J yesterday that were I to stop at a business and they were closing even in 5 minutes I would turn around and go home.
Nothing is that important that it cannot wait.
I am not going to be that person.
I am just not a Sunday person.
I did not grow up with Sunday shopping.
If you ran out of something you went to the corner store, little mom and pop places where they knew your name.
Even Saturday everything was closed by 6 p.m.
And we are not talking about the 50’s.
In Steinbach our Main Street is shut down at 6 p.m.
Stores in the mall close at 6 as well.
And it is still 2021.
©Aug. 2/21
Picture is my own

Let’s Get The Party Started

I awoke yesterday morning with one thought…..what the hell was I thinking asking to work 5 hours on Thursday? I mean seriously I cannot. Plan was go into work and see if there was any possibility of someone taking my 5 hour shift. I would work it if I could not but fingers were crossed…….
I spoke with my supervisor to make sure she would be ok with my giving the shift away. She was. I contacted one co-worker who did not get back to my until after 3 so I moved on to the next one. A wonderful young lady. Bubbly. Sweet. She had been sick in the early part of the work and had lost both of her shifts. With fingers and toes crossed I called her. And…….I told her I loved her over and over and over when she told me that she would take the shift. So……as of yesterday at 6 p.m. I began holidays.
There was a debate…..internally…..should I shop or go home and come back tomorrow? Decision home I went and shop today.
Woke up at 5:15 a.m. when the alarm I forgot to shut off went off. Rolled over and went back to sleep until 7. As I drank my coffee I again vacillated……shop now or……no so I threw on a pair of jeans and hoodie and was out of the house by 9.
Will admit travelling the arrows caused some dizziness as I tried to figure out what I needed and where it is. Still forgot to get my olive oil. And frozen chicken drumsticks. I think I may have done my shop a little backwards but I did my best to stay on the straight and arrow path. (LMAO I could not resist) Got to the till began to unload and realized……I forgot the vitamins. Finished unloading raced to the vitamin aisle and back.
I wanted to thank my co-worker once more so I bought her a 2 pack Jumbo Reese Pieces Peanut Butter Cups with Reese’s Pieces Pieces in the peanut butter. To die for. She was on break when I was leaving  so I had to back track with my cart to leave where someone could keep eye on it and I hunted her down . Thanked her once more and fled the scene. I wanted to get home.
I am a freak. I openly and honestly admit this. I take it as a challenge to fit as much as I can into my bags. In part because I really do not want to make that many trips to and from the car to apartment. Other is…..I just really enjoy doing it. It calms something in my mind. Weird I know. And than when I get home I do it all over again. And make it all fit. Again soothing to me.
I am now ensconced on the couch. No plans to do anything else today other than maybe nap. We are going to have a food day.
Lunch: Creamy Chicken Alfredo (Frozen)
Snack: Cheese Garlic Bread
             Vegetable Spring Rolls
Supper: Shrimp & Steak
              Corn on the Cob
              Salad
Let the holidays begin.
Reading.
Writing.
Loving myself……
this is what happiness is made of.
May 14/20
All pictures are mine 🙂