I start this entry off with this little reminder: In this usual hustle and bustle of the holiday season people tend to have shorter tempers, loads of anxieties, less willingness to be so cordial either on the road, while waiting in line for gas, or to buy their purchases. Please remember that we cashiers, shop keeps, customer service reps, etc are people too. We don't want to be there or see you wait as much as you don't want to be there or have to wait. But sometimes it's beyond our control...we have no control over the whole debit/credit machines going haywire and not working. We have no control over the asshole in front of you, who cut you off while you were racing equally as fast to get to that gas pump that was open. We have no control over that screaming child and passive aggressive parent who won't do anything about their misbehaving spoiled child while they have a temper tantrum about not getting a treat while the parent tries to bribe them by taking them to Mc Donalds. (I've seen it happen with my very own eyes! Child is having a temper tantrum because Parent won't buy them treat at my store. Mother says to child "now don't touch that... come on -- I'll take you to Mc Donalds!" proceeds to CHASE the child around my store while kid is screaming and carrying on. Mother FINALLY catches child and child throws himself on the ground. Mother picks child up and says she is STILL taking kid to Mc Donalds. WHAT???! I would have gotten a slap to the ass, driven home and put to bed - as would have my kids.) We have no control over these people, their actions or any technology glitch that may happen. I wish we did...but we just don't. So...have a little common courtesy this holiday season and as Wil Wheaton says... "Don't be a dick". (If you don't know who Wil Wheaton is... shame, Shame, SHAME! -- and go educate yerself. https://wilwheaton.net/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000696/?ref_=nv_sr_1 )
On a separate note...The last few days have been pretty chaotic in my life outside of work. Hubby had some emergency dental surgery yesterday up at the hospital which came up and came along rather suddenly. But it's over and done with now and outside of the medications he has to take, and some swelling...I think he's all the better for it in the long run. He was in excruciating pain, so much so he couldn't really handle it anymore. I think the words "home dentistry" left his lips at least once. Thankfully, it didn't come to that. All while this was going on, I had to work. Oy vey. LOL
But as things always do, it all worked out in the end. He's on the road to recovery - and I'm off for the next couple days to help him out if he needs help at all. Win/win.
|Hubby trying to smile...post surgery - a little swollen...my poor little Chipmunk!|
Whatever you do kids, take care of yourself and have fun. You only get one you this incarnation, it would be a shame to waste it. And for the love of jebus...please, please, please discipline your children or go get gas elsewhere. LOL
One Last Glimpse,