Friday, November 19, 2010

Yesterday was actually the Day from Hell

But I was trying to be polite and not mention it.
I woke up feeling sick - dizzy, light-headed, nauseous - but went to work anyway. Two cashiers went home sick, and we were understaffed to begin with. A store full of customers who just make you shake your head ("Excuse me!! Excuse me!! I've looked everywhere for such-and-such. Don't you have any such-and-such?!? What kind of stupid store is this that doesn't have such-and-such!?! " And you have to try to think of a diplomatic way of saying "Um... You're standing right next to it." Without adding "Dumbass...") (And the kind of people who rip open packaging, then complain that our merchandise looks messy, or who rip apart a nice display of sweaters, rooting around and throwing them everywhere, then complain that they can't find the size they want. (One of our staff had just spent two hours folding and straightening that table, and this warthog destroyed it in under 5 minutes. Rinse and repeat. All day long.) )
Anyway.
I fell asleep on the couch minutes after posting last night. Madman woke me up and dragged me off to bed at 11:30. When the alarm went off at 6 this morning, I hit snooze, and kept hitting it until 7am. If I hadn't had to get up for work, I think I could have slept another couple of hours...
Today was better. Marginally.
At least I wasn't dizzy and nauseous...

4 comments:

Joansie said...

Working retail, especially during the holidays, is hell! I'm sending you a truckload of stamina.

kmkat said...

Everyone who shops should read this -- it's a good reminder that those people in the store who are waiting to help are Real People, too.

Warthog is a good word for the nasty ones, right up there with assmuppet and some other one I cannot recall at the moment.

Bullwinkle said...

What? Holiday shopping-attitudes 6 months in advance??

Cookie said...

I hope you're feeling better today. I totally agree with Kat.

xo