Thursday, May 25, 2006

Think about your Troubles...

So today begins something for me, something so special and wonderful, I felt the need to post about it.

Today is the first of 4 days off in a row.

I actually have to work on Memorial Day, but at least I go into it a little more rested. Or at least having not been at work for a few days. Resting, well I guess that is something that people do when they retire. I started a list last night of things I want to get accomplished, and for some reason, I think i am more overwhelmed than when i was at work.

-Texas has now officially entered the 3rd level of hell, or "almost June" so I pretty much need to work inside, or find a giant block of ice to sit on if I work outside past 5AM.

-Having a job that is heavy in its interaction with the public I would like to take a moment to give each of my readers a little lesson. *this message is not endorsed, recommended or otherwise sponsored by anyone other than myself* If you should find yourself in a situation where a Clerk is working with you, pop a mint. IF you want something from said Clerk, ask nicely, don't be an ass. Have you ever heard "more flys with honey than vinegar"? Believe it. Be nice, and Clerks around the world will go out of their way to help you out. Be an ass, and be thankful you get anything at all out of us. I know we all pretend to listen to your story about why XYZ product will or will not work for you, but really, we don't care one way or the other. We were not put on this earth to serve you, and are there because the other people we will talk to today make our jobs seem worth the time. You, being the rude, complaining, whining, irrational, dumbass in our face, we really don't listen. Oh yeah, and for the daily "If you really want to know how to make this company, product, or service better, you should..." What the hell do you do for a living there Mr. Marketing? I don't want to increase market share, public opinion, or anything else. I typically want you to go away, after buying something expensive, and wait for the return of my good customer.

-Sorry about that last bit, its my first time in retail.

-Public service announcement #2. Should you find yourself in a situation where you need to give out your email address to someone, create a sales and marketing email address with Gmail. If you need an invite, drop me a line. I have some to give away. But seriously, when the question comes up "do you have an email address?" Please for the love of dog, never give out the "" for any reason other than well dont give it out ever. That goes for you too I mean if "" was too much to remember for me, try first initial and last name. It works for most major companies.

-This last little bitch goes out to you technology mockers. You know who you are. I say "I was listening to my iPod on the way in...." You follow it with "you only have an iPod??? I have XM!" I say "I got the new 15 inch laptop", you say "HA!! I have the 30 inch display and a dual processor with 100 gigs of RAM." I say, "I get laid on a regular basis" you say "I am a level 99 Mage with a steel axe!!" Yeah, thought so.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

When ya got to, ya got to....

Work is kicking ninjamunkey butt, trying to figure out the hell that is retail schedules.

but until I have a full fledge day off with nothing to do, *like that will ever happen* I have a little story I wanted to share.

We are in the process of potty training the baby munkey. He is doing great, and likes to remind us that he wears undies now, not diapers.

One of the best things about retail is that I can take him to daycare everyday. I like spending those quality moments with him, before he gets awake and can be a handful, and is only a little grouchy.

With the new potty training, we have made it a habit that when I wake him in the morning, the first thing we do is go to the potty. This morning, as he was half asleep sitting there, he looked at me and said:

"Daddy, sometimes I just dont hafta go. That's all."

My boy, growing up, getting smarter by the day.