Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where Have All the Plungers Gone?

We had some guys come in and work on the outside canopy of our store a couple days ago. Since our bathroom is permanently out of order, we were nice enough to let these guys use the bathroom as they needed it.

Big mistake.
Please tell me how someone (besides a child), doesn't know how to use a plunger?
After one of the guys asked for the key to the bathroom, he went in and came right back out saying there was a problem in there and that it wasn't him. He then promptly left the store.
I, naturally, was elected to go in there.
As I suspected, some asshole clogged the toilet, which was bad enough, but then this fucking idiot stuck the plunger in upside down to try to get it unclogged.
Yes, that's right, the wooden stick of the plunger was stuffed into the toilet. And left there.
I just don't understand this. Was he trying to shove something even further down in there? Or did he just not really understand how a goddamn plunger works?
I was so disgusted that I left it in there for the next shift to clean up. Yeah, I know, I'm shitty, but someone else should feel my pain every day besides me.
I guess this is one of life's greatest mysteries. Who would do that to a poor plunger? Or maybe I'm the idiot and there's some new way to unclog a toilet that I've never heard of?
Someone help me out here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

It's C-C-C-C-Cold!!

So, its been freezing here in good old Cleveland. Temperatures in the negatives, etc. In other words, this is cold we aren't used to.

However, the news has sure been letting us know 24/7 how cold it's going to be here. Everyone knows, it's not a secret.

Yet every single day during this cold, customers have been coming in and that's all they're talking about. Fine, whatever, but when you come in to buy a 75 cent item, I'm not going to feel bad for you.

I've stopped making conversation with customers for right now. If they ask how I am, I'll say "Good." and that's it. I won't ask how they are, but I know they are dying for me to ask so they can inform me as to how cold it is.

Here is how my days have been going:

Old Guy: Hiya! How's it going? *slaps his 75 cent newspaper on the counter*

Me: Good. *looks out window*

Old Guy: *starts to shiver* Brr! It sure is cold out there, don't you think?

Me: *sighing on the inside* Yes, it's a chilly one.

Old Guy: Why are you working today? It's too cold for anyone to be out there in this!

Me: Well, then how would you get your newspaper?

Old Guy: *ignores what I said* Brr! It's freezing!

And so on, etc. Please, people. I know how cold it is. I know it sucks that I have to work, but don't make it worse asking me why I'm there when you're in there buying the gum/magazine/condoms you can't live without.

It's cold, I GET IT!

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