Dad: Can you believe this?!
Mom: Thank god she’s worth it.
So after some confusing subway mixups, we went to the Central Park Zoo. I COULD JUST WATCH THE PENGUINS ALL DAY, AWWWWUGH, THOSE CUTE FAT FUCKERS. Mom got a video of them swimming! And we saw puffins and ring tailed lemurs and went to the petting zoo where goats rammed their heads together and I got to pet a sheep :3 Then we walked the Highlands, which is kind of like a boring park a story up. But as we were walking… I swear to god I saw The Nostalgia Chick! We walked right past her!
Then we ate outside at a restaurant where the service was terrible but the food was delicious. I had shrimp and calamari pasta, nomnomnom. Then we went to Times Square where I was allowed to pick out presents to buy. So I bought a shirt and sweatshirt with mickey and minnie on them :3 Honestly I wanted to buy ALL THE PLUSHIES (there was Panchito and a Bert!Mickey and a vinylmation of Minnie in a Kimono HNNNNNGH) but I am an adult and so my parents will not let me buy plushies >3> But then we went home and now I’m answering all my messages.
All in all, a pretty good birthday!
so apparently I’m working tomorrow 3-7
I know this because the place called here… and no one picked up (My older sis and dad are home) while I was busy with a friend’s livestream.
Dollar place also wanted me to call back with some confirmation about stuff I did for their online background check. I’d do that easily…
IF THEY FIXED THEIR FRIGGIN’ PHONE NUMBER. It’s still disconnected when I try to call them! And I didn’t know I’d be working tomorrow, it wasn’t on any schedule. No one tells me anything, I have to find out at the last freakin’ second. geez.
It’s been over four years since I’ve worked in retail, and I haven’t missed it. My aching feet reminded me why. So here are the highlights.
Working with nice people. Nice, just… very very forgetful. Anything they didn’t tell me, I had to find out on my own whether is was right or wrong.
The ‘break room’ where we leave our things is very small (just a table, mini fridge, and work schedules) and has no locks. So really anyone can come in and steal anything.
I clean up aisles, unpack things and put them in their place, but for the first time in my life, I worked the register. And boy do I suck at it. I have to memorize my SS, and there’s tons of odd combinations I have to do if a customer wants to retract an item. Now the thing is, I am TERRIBLE with math in all forms. Counting, handling change, you name it, I suck. I screwed up so much today… one of the managers said there’s a certain number of times you can do give back incorrect change before you get terminated. And I did it 3 times today.
So… yeah, Mom said if I am terminated next week or something, not to “get offended”. She really wants us to keep looking for other jobs, since the security in this one is so terrible. But for now, a job is a job. I’ll be working on Weds and Thurs next week. Fingers crossed.
Last time on our heroine's adventures, the Dollar Store's phone number was disconnected. Since then, her mother and elder sister have ventured into the store, and informed them of the number mishap. The manager then promised to call on Thursday for a phone interview!
So Thursday night, Melissa returned to the dollar store to ask WHAT THE HELL I JUST WANT A GODDAMN JOB, and so was given a face to face interview the next day!
She endured obvious questions, a ridiculous assessment test that asked her "if you were a nurse, blah blah blah, what is the most logical answer" and "would you ever steal from us", and then waiting a half hour for the manager to get back because the manager forgot she was there!Will our heroine get a job there? Will she ever hear back from the store? And will the internship she got accepted to over a week ago ever tell her what in the hell she's actually going to be doing? Stay tuned!
So today I got a call from Dollar General (a dollar store), one of many places I gave my resume. Today, they left a message on the phone, asking if I was still interested in a job.
So I’m thinking, HUZZAH, EMPLOYMENT AT LAST! So I call the number they gave me… and the phone tells me the number’s disconnected.
So I relisten to the message, maybe I got the number wrong. Nope.
So I go to the website, maybe the caller got the number wrong. Nope.
WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE NOT WANT ME TO GET A JOB. I’ll try again later and tomorrow, even drive by the store this week if I have to, but COME ON, UNIVERSE.
Truth be told, I’ve applied for dozens of internships along with dozens of jobs every week, so to actually find out I’ve been accepted by one still hasn’t really sunken in yet.
Anyway, it’s unpaid, a stay-at-home kind of deal. From what I’ve been able to gather, I’ll be writing articles about a museum and doing video calls with the people in charge. It’ll be for 20 hours a week, from June to August. I still haven’t been given the full details, though. So right now I’m not sure I can handle it, but I’ve got little choice in the matter. Guess I’ll just have to see where things lead.
LEGIT EXCITED for today. I love weddings and romance when it comes my toons. At the same time, I’ve had so many reasons to dislike it already – disrupting the alicorn headcanon I had, Twilight suddenly having a brother, probably not going to see Luna again… and yet… CANDENCE IS SO CUTE, I can’t hate her, and WEDDINGS. Bring it on!
Time for another Pinkie ep! I’ve been generally loving her throughout the season, and it’s an interesting way to end the ‘regular’ seasons before we go into that big two-parter next time. And I’m always fond of a good mystery. I hope they make it a toughie. (My bets are on the chocolate moose.)
Okay, I love the series. I got started when I read the first one for a Youth Literature class, and got hooked. I don’t plan on seeing the movie (because I’m a weak person who can read all kinds of blood and death stuff but I can’t stand actually seeing it), but I’m extremely happy it got made, and I think everything that’s been done with it has been the right choice. But of course I wouldn’t be ranting if I was happy, now was I?