Tuesday, December 22, 2009

no - you can NOT have it your way!

The other morning I decided to stop by Burger King for breakfast on my way to work. I left just enough time to get my food and eat it before I had to dive into the chaos that would be my work day. I walk into Burger King and get in line. There is only one girl ahead of me and she seems to be taking a long time to decide what she wants. So I wait and the Burger King employee and I share a few awkward glances as little miss indecisive ponders the menu. She finally decides on a breakfast sandwich without egg..so basically sausage and cheese on a croissant. By this time two other girls have walked in the wrong end of the line and are pushing past me to stand where they should have been to begin with.

I approach the counter and quickly place my order, noting that time is running out and i need to be on my way soon. I get my receipt and go wait for my order. The two girls behind me order whoppers and this is where my day takes a turn for the worse. Little miss indecisive decides that she really wants a whopper instead. She says this to the other two girls who encourage her to change her order. One bitch actually says: "This is Burger King, you can have it your way." I can't believe i am hearing this. I'm pretty sure that the girls can see the look of disgust on my face. Are you fucking kidding me?

At this point the order taker it back trying to fill orders and is called back to the counter. So, instead of filling my order and sending me on my way she is now redoing this bitch's order so she can have a whopper Jr and a diet coke. The girl acts like she is in no way inconveniencing everyone by changing her order after it's already been placed. I've been waiting for 10 minutes now and I see no end in sight. The order gets redone and the Burger King employee goes back to trying to fill orders only to be called over once again by the girl who wants onion rings instead of fries now.

I think I almost strangled this chick. How fucking inconsiderate do you need to be? I believe there was steam coming out of my ears at this point and I was considering sticking her face in the deep fryer. What planet is she from where it's okay to change your Burger King order? This isn't a five star restaurant bitch -it's fast food. And I know they say you can 'have it your way', but I think they meant that you should know what the fuck you wanted to begin with.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

tis the season

I work retail. To me saying this is like a badge of honor showing that I been to the front line, I've seen the worst and I've gone back for more. Anyone who works a service job that has to deal with the general public needs a hug this time of year and is it just me or are people getting stupider? I understand that my job is customer service and I will glady oblige -to a point, but I have to say that some of these holiday shoppers are really pushing me to the edge. Let me give you a few examples of what I had to deal with today.

  • I had customer who was shipping something from our store to an address in another state. She called the store to complain about being charged tax...stating it was illegal to charge her if she was shipping to another state. I offered to change the tax rate and charge her for the rate of the local tax. Now the difference is only 3%, but insisted on coming back into the store to get her money back...that's a little over a dollar.
  • It's about 5 minutes after the store has closed and I've got one customer who is still wandering around shopping. I kindly remind him we are closed (because he clearly didn't hear the 3 announcements I made) and he proceeds to the cash wrap where he takes his time looking at more merchandise. We finally check him out and he asks about having his items gift wrapped.

This is just a little taste of what I have to deal with everyday. So, dear holiday consumers I advise you to pull your head out of your ass and show a little respect when out shopping. Don't be crazy or stupid and don't waste the time of those who are trying to help you. If the store is closing -leave. If you don't know what you want - do the research before you go out shopping. If you have a complaint -make sure it's a good one, but don't waste the time of the poor manager that has to deal with you.

For someone who hates people as much as I do it's a miracle that i haven't gone nuts and tried to strangle a customer ....yet. I guess I do have a week until Christmas so there is still the possibility.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I really don't want to be sitting at home right now. I'm hungry and either want to go out or have someone cook for me. To be honest, I'm craving a margarita from Caesars. I've got about 3 loads of laundry that I should be doing, but I'm clearly going to find some excuse to avoid doing that...again. Why is laundry such a bitch to do? I only have to walk down one flight of stairs to do it. Thankfully I don't have to go to a laundry mat. If that was the case then I'd probably never have clean clothes. The real sad part of all of this is that I can easily go 3 weeks without doing laundry and still have decent clothes to wear. I dream of the day when I can afford the luxury of having a washer and dryer in unit. If I had this and a dishwasher I'd surely be more clean and organized - right?

So back to those margaritas....I know it's ball freezing cold out, but some fruity concoction that is sure to knock me on my ass will totally hit the spot. I'm sending out the bat signal to my friends, but something tells me that they will not be as inclined to haul ass down to the local Mexican joint for some Wednesday night drunkenness. If they would only agree to go out with me - this way I'd have a valid excuse for not doing laundry. Clearly, I need a little mid week fun because my next day off is Christmas...that's 9 working days straight. By the time Christmas is here I may just need straight tequila. Maybe a nice anejo with some sangrita....or better yet I could just online and see about a January trip to Mexico....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

is this thing on?

At one point in my life I considered myself a writer. I even considered making a living off of it. At some point in my life I got off course and stopped writing. I've been considering starting a blog for a while. It's sort of narcissistic to think that people really care about what I have to say. Let's face it, I don't lead a very glamorous or exciting life, but maybe that's the point. I'm just a gal from Chicago trying to live her life and have as many adventures as possible along the way. I can't promise a lot -so don't set your expectations too high. What I can say it that there will be humor, some bitterness, a lot of mispelled words and most certainly cocktails along the way.