Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Public irritations.

Dear General Public,

When I put the air freshener in the public bathroom at work last week (bought out of my own pocket), never did I think that it would be emptied and flushed within a week.  Really?  I'm thinking that the little beads were flushed since I've found the evidence no where else.  Is it sad that we've had to shove another in its place behind the toilet so that we don't have to smell the funk that emits, and yet, be assured that someone won't make the dumb decision again to flush them? 

When I took my daughter to the shoe department at Target last night for a quick run at some holiday shoes, I had to explain to her why there were funky shoes left under her bench and no one around that seemed to have needed them.  "Babe, they left their shoes behind and put on new from here.  They decided that they needed a change of shoes and thought that Target should provide that to them."  She was mortified.  She wanted to tell the "worker" that was in the other aisle, but the damage had been done and no one was around that would have qualified for that type of shoe.  Thanks for giving me yet another opportunity to teach my child that people look at things, decide that they want them and take them.  Truly, the boat trailer being taken off the back of my truck while my husband was floating on a boat at the lake really didn't drive that lesson home quite enough. 

As we were straightening the store, Julia found that someone decided that they had to have a $3.00 badge holder.  They took the tags off and tucked them in under merchandise.  Did someone steal it out of need or out of the wondering if they could get away with it?  All I could say was that it wasn't putting real good energy out there for them in regard to job security. 

When there is an area of a store blocked off, that would mean that customers probably shouldn't go there, right?  Yes, well, I guess that the block makes it more intriguing and people feel that they have the right to go there.  I had some mirrors and different items on the floor and on a display case yesterday.  We have a rolling library cart and I had it blocking the area that I was working in.  I went to get something, came back and found two ladies walking through my mess.  "Oh ladies!  I'm so sorry.  I had this blocked off as it is kind of dangerous back here.  Is there anything that I can get for you?"  "No, we were just looking."  "I'm so sorry.  I blocked this area off, as the items tend to grab peoples feet while they walk by.  I'm so sorry that I didn't put a note on the cart."  I put a note on the cart and as I was working, I had someone rolling the cart and saying at the same time, "Do you mind if I come back here?"  (It was a smallish area, probably 5' x 5' at that point."  "Yes, actually.  Let me move these things on the floor.  I have this area blocked off so that I can keep customers safe.  I have a note on the cart, because I don't want anyone to fall."  "OH!"  :thunks to the forehead:  Really?  Julia battled the same problem the other day.

When we have an opening, we have a cup count.  How many people had food and drink and felt the need to leave the empty cups in a display? 

When people shop and leave a pile of wrapped packages visible in the back window of their car, they are begging people to break into their vehicle.  STOP DOING THAT! 

Folks, please stop crop dusting.  I mean, really.  I get that sometimes y'all might have something sneak out, but the front room stunk so bad the other day that I had to open up the door to be able to breathe.  What was going on up there was air deposited by force.  There are outdoor gardens.  Please oh please, take that air to the great outdoors where it isn't going to linger.

I know it is difficult, but if you just put your car between the painted lines, there would be more room for the rest of us.  Just sayin'.

Why yes, thank you for considering my safety when nearly backing over me in the parking lot.  It's not like I was sneaking in behind you.  I was there before you were.

I'm not normally this crabby.  People had bugged me and I needed to let this list go.

Smiles in my day:
-  K-, having a rotten stomach ache compliments of antibiotics and strep, thanked me for calling the doctor to see if there was anything we can do and said, "Mom, I'm just going to have to get used to it."  Sadly, for now, that's the way it will be.  I'm thinking that knowing that she's just going to have to sweat this one out means that she isn't going to obsess about it quite as much.  It has fallen into the category of it-is-what-it-is. 
-  Hubs came home early from work because he wasn't feeling well.  K- wanted to buy him a "sick prize."  (He buys them for us, as I have a singing apple that he purchased for me in July.)  She decided that he must have the Operation R2D2.  (No, we didn't pay nearly that for it.)  Sadly, he took AAA instead of AA and we have to play it tonight instead.
-  My MIL had dinner for me when I picked K- up.

Have a great day!


ChupieandJ'smama said...

I had to read the "crop dusting" part twice. At first I didn't know what it was, but I get it now. Ugh.

And who would flush an air freshener? That's just odd.

Just saw "a family member's" article on Fac#book about having someone removing a few things from her. How terrible. Hope everything is found and returned.

It's a scary world out there :(

Bailey's Leaf said...

Yes. It was incredibly unfortunate and uncalled for. There were some things acquired that could be termed as personal value only. The important thing is that she and her family were no where around. Still. Ugh.