OMG. Pray for me.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Today is the traditional pumpkin fest here. I underestimated the importance. Nearly half of our parking lot (which is HUGE) is devoted to this...and I've got 10 hours today. There has to be at least a couple thousand pumpkins and other related holiday things out there. I sat at the bus stop last night watching these guys loading all this stuff.

    I said to one guy, " there a cashier out here to check all this stuff?" No, they have to bring it inside. Ugh. So much for getting the hand to heal.:sad-very:

  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    This is what check out boys are can't leave the cash register ..... you would think they could get a better system going outside....... have them pay then pass thru a gate and show receipt for purchases..... let the customer carry the pumpkins......

    Hope they get it figured out....or a sudden case of flu?
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG Abbey! Sending extra hugs, and some powerful juju that most customers with pumpkins ect go to someone else's line to check out.

    I hope they gave you tomorrow off.

  4. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    omg...sending strength to make it through!
  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh Abbey - I hope the customer brings in the pumpkin. I attended a school trip to a pumpking patch last year. Each kid was allowed to take one pumpkin home. Our one rule: YOU CAN ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY. THE TEACHERS AND HELPERS WILL NOT CARRY ANY PUMPKIN!

    Make the customer move the pumpkin. "Please put your pumpkin on the scale. Thank you! You can take your pumpkin off the scale now!"
  6. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    can you roll as much stuff as possible (LOL) just trying to think of ways to spare your hand
  7. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Oh I hope your day is going ok. Sending hugs and maybe some gloves so the pumpkins don't bother your hands.

  8. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Letting out a big sigh right now...and having a stiff drink.:tongue:

    This thing was HUGE. Along with the pumpkins, they had tons of Indian corn, pony rides, a jumpy thing for the kids, band, brauts, beer garden, yadda. I swear the entire town showed up.

    I probably only to move about 500 pumpkins. :angry-very:

    One guy came in with 4 pumpkins and 9 cases of the 24 pack soda. (I hate soda sales.) I just stopped...looked at him with a scowl and held up my hand which is in a brace. He cracked up. Yeah...real funny. I wanted to say, "Get your :censored2: over here and move this stuff!" Ummm...I think management would frown on that, so I bit my tongue.

    On the plus side, I do have tomorrow off and husband is FINALLY going back to Vegas to get our stuff. He won't be back for 3 weeks, though.

  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Saying prayers, because I figure even if you made it through today, something else will come up on Monday, whether it's pumpkins, soda, or an equally heavy item.

    Enjoy your drink!
  10. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Ouch Abbey - enjoy your day off!!
  11. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    I'm glad you had the brace, hope the weight didn't cause too much pain and the day off helps.
  12. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Stupid pumpkins...:pumpkin:
    stupid soda....:wine:
    At N's pre-school one of the teachers grew a 150 pound pumpkin... guess who happened to be right there when she needed help lifting it out of the car and carrying it ALL the way to the class. husband with his bad back. He is soooo nice. THey at least had a wheel barrow. The thing was huge!!!
  13. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so glad you have tomorrow off!
  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Abbey I hope you get a chance to put your feet up and relax tomorrow. Enjoy the drink. I'm sure after all that you more than need it. whew

    And people wonder why I only take 1 gallon of milk out of the cart, 1 case of soda (when I buy it), and always remove the scan sticker for those enormous bags of dog food and simply tell the cashier the number of gallons of milk/soda. I've been on the other side of the counter and know how it feels.

    Pamper yourself tomorrow.

  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Daisy, that is thoughtful on your part. BUT...we are required to have EVERYTHING out of the cart to be scanned. You have 3 gallons of the same darn milk? All three must come out. You have 9 12 packs of soda? All must come out. They claim it's a loss prevention issue. I claim it's crapola.

    Don't even get me started on the 50lb. bags of rock salt or dog food.:sick: Try scanning that! I just appease them by getting on my belt and typing in the UPC code and do a BIG shove down.

    I guess on the positive side I've developed some nice muscles in my arms, shoulders and back. Toss in having to walk to and from the bus station (only two blocks on the way there, but 2 miles on the way home), my legs are looking a tad better. Who needs a gym?;) Just ignore my arm brace, slight limp, swollen ankles and bright green apron I have to wear walking home from the bus stop, I look like a beauty queen!! (Note to self: Remember to wear a coat when you go to work.) Oh, forgot about the pocket protector stuffed to the hilt. If that doesn't say NERD, I don't know what does.

    Don't even asked about the stuffed bra. Another new checker asked me today if I had a copy of the 'cheat sheet' I made for the flipping hundreds of codes you have to memorize. I reach inside my bra and pull out a full page of codes and handed it to her. She stares at me like a deer in headlights and says...ummm..thanks. Here - you want a Sharpie? How about some scissors for those coupons they never cut out? I've got a stolen manager's badge for those annoying void overrides, too. The Exacto knife is a bit tricky to get out in a pinch, but I'll make it work.

    She just stands there blinking, then slowly walks away.

    You think I'm kidding. Sad to say, I'm not. I've got this stuff down to an art. Bend down so the cameras/customers can't see you and snatch that stuff out in an instance. No problem, Mrs. Smith! I know you love to sign your check with a Sharpie. Whip that puppy out.

  16. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I have never understood the need to have all the **** out of the cart either. makes no sense to me. The heavy stuff is just not something I want to tote in and out and in and out of the cart much less feel guilty about making someone else do it. Course now the door police get you if not everything is in a bag. And of course when I shop with husband he ALWAYS puts that darn reciept away instead of leaving it out. Because the door person wasn't just staring at us as the checker took care of our stuff.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2008
  17. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    enjoy your 3 weeks off??? LOL:tongue: