Thursday, April 28, 2011
Marci called me from Fostoria last night, & wow, it was so neat to talk to her~! She was the girl that got hired at the store up there a few months after I transferred there...we pretty much circled each other like cats for a while, it was kinda like "dislike on first sight"...cuz I was about 22...she was a bouncy cheerleader just out of high school..& couldn't start until after the Whitesnake/Great White concert she had tickets for...OMG, you talk about being jealous...! We both went separately to the store manager (who was more of a friend/drinking buddy/etc to everyone there than a boss...he was REALLY HOT...but married...) I referred to the manager that he was lured in to hire her cuz she was a little teenybopper...Marci told him I was a skinny blond bitch...promising start for two coworkers, huh? Geez, now that I think about it, the manager was really in an awful position, wasnt he? But Marci & I handled it like the adults we were...After work one day I asked her to go to the bar for a beer with me...And we've been great friends ever since!! Remember, this was mid-80's...and Tif was 2, Marci had a daughter years later, in the 90's! And she's done parenthood like me...that's her only kid~!! And I'm facebook friends with both of 'em...her daughter's in college for law enforcement, & had a video posted of her getting 'tazed' on her page... OMG, that was so funny! It was at the police station, for school!! So, in the conversation last night, I kinda had trouble talking clearly (ms symptom..tripping over the words, ya know? Well,no, most of you don't, but X does, he's heard me do that, & any friends with ms do...)...anyway, I was trying to say a word, & couldnt translate it from my brain to my tongue...so I slipped into "cuss like a sailor mode", & said shit! all of a sudden, Marce cracked up, & said "you had NO problem with that word!" She is a hoot!!
Okay, I hafta ask...is anyone but me going to watch the royal wedding? Coverage starts at 4 am...I'm watching it in tribute to my Mom...she got up at 4 am in July 1981 to watch Charles & Diana's wedding, & I made fun of her for it, but this one is going to be neat...because it's not a couple that are marrying for any reason but the fact that they are in love! Mom always loved London, the 2 times I went with Mom & Dad, we went to Selfridge's department store a LOT! Hey, wouldnt it be neat if Kate's sister, Pippa & Prince Harry fell in love & got married someday? Oh, Lord...now I really AM sounding old!
Okay, my cheeseburgur & candybars are calling! I had an iv of steroids today, Dr prescribed them one day of 1000mg a month, saying it was called the pulse system.
My Daily Tarot
The Ace of Wands
An exciting new project or career. The essence of fire, creativity, inventiveness, ambition and enthusiasm. The aggressive pursuit of new ventures. Foundations for future success, intuition, conception, fertility, artistic innovation and manhood.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
...that's my signature, you know? lol!
I remember when I had my last produce manager job at the store they just built here in town. It was like, the perfect job, and it was about 5 minutes from my house! They were still building the store as all of us were getting hired. That was one of the best times in the world...the big bosses from Lima & Wapakoneta (hah...bet you never even knew there was a town named that in Ohio, didja?), & the company's owner were there every day, meeting everyone, and getting ideas for what to put here, & there...and now I know exactly why you'll never see a clock up on the wall by the registers. It was mentioned at one of the earlier meetings, and the human resources guy said no, you don't want customers watching the clock to see how long they're waiting in line. Makes sense...I never would've thought of that!
So, we all got settled in & familiar with the place, & comfy with each other enough so that we knew who to pick on, & who to leave alone...our lunch room/breakroom was upstairs. All of us who worked in produce were hanging out, taking lunch, then one of the guys pointed out the playmate cooler sitting there, & I told him it was one of the guys' who worked there's lunchbox...*evil grin*. He went over & picked it up, and stood on a chair & moved one of the ceiling tiles, put the cooler up in the ceiling, & our work was done! And it was impossible to keep a straight face when we heard him thundering through the store yelling death threats to whoever stole his lunch! And then he busted through the swinging doors to our back room...One look at him, and I just started laughing, then I made the guy that put it up there take Scotty upstairs & show him where it was!! Me? Are you crazy? I didn't hide it!
Friday, April 22, 2011
yup...this is definitely the post for this title!!
I've just been sitting around remembering stuff that we did to each other at work 20-some years ago, that made everybody die laughing...Like the time that I was mopping the floor in my produce aisle. The acting store manager, Mark, rounded the corner in a hurry to get something, and WUMP!, he went down...so I did the only natural thing to do...went over & grabbed the p.a. & announced "Mark down in produce!"
Then almost every weekend we all went out drinking, we all HAD to stop at the Dairy-Mart on the way back to my date's mom & dad's house so we could all get chips & junk food. And, of course, the guy I was with was the guy that thought he could do everything. Hmph...So I can't even imagine the fear those clerks felt when they saw us coming...7 or 8 drunk-ass fools! John always made a beeline for the place you make your own nachos, & made a huge plate then he'd grab a can of pop & a couple candy bars, like the rest of us...the difference was, the rest of us would pay right away, John would start eating right then...! We'd all bitch him out, but he'd say I won't get in trouble unless I leave...