Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm getting too old for this....

Holy crap this Back to School Season is going to kill me. I have been go go go for the last 2 weeks and finally get some downtime.

BTS season and a full moon do not play well together. Yesterday was one of the oddest/most stressful days I have had in a loooong time. A few highlights....

911 had to be called because Customer A blocked in Customer B in the parking lot. Customer B comes back into store and asks Customer A to move his car.{Following so far?} Customer A freaks the hell out and starts cursing and threatening Customer B in the store in front of customers and children. The Po-po come and deal with crazy Customer A.

While the police are finishing up with the above situation a lady at the copy centre passed out and hits the floor. 911 is called back. Not sure what happened exactly but she was carried out on a stretcher.

Network crashes causing all the registers to go down and are unable to use them. You ever tried to tell 100 people that we can't ring through their purchases and no, we don't know how long it will take to get the system back up and running.

And from the rest of the week......

Our local meth addict was in helping himself to hard-drives again and was tackled by security at the front door. He managed to get away but we got his backpack with not only our merchandise but stuff from next door as well.

A child rammed another customer with a shopping cart causing her shoe heel to break and making her ankle bleed.

Someone wanted a particular colour of plastic pencil case which was at the very bottom of the stacked out display. Instead of asking one of us to get it for them, they decided to remove it themselves. Ever played Jenga?? The laws of physics do apply here and the entire display of several hundred pencils boxes went skittering across the floor.

Someone decided to CLIMB IN in one of our bin displays. It being made of cardboard and already overloaded with thousands of erasers, promptly split at the seams and shot erasers all over.

2 kids were 'racing' chairs along the back of the store, one wiped out and crashed into a bookcase breaking it. {and the chair}

This is just a small sampling of the crazy shit that goes down tis time of year.

And people wonder why I twitch???

Is it October yet???


  1. That is completely insane! I was just sitting here feeling sorry for myself because I have to work night shift all weekend while everyone else is enjoying the holiday. But now I see that it could be much worse :)

  2. Oh my. I don't even know what to say. You deserve a drink... and a nap.... and aother drink.

  3. my friend have alot to contend with there...hope it all goes by fast!

  4. Oh boy... My heart goes out to you. Only 16 days until October...

  5. Oh, that's awful! I hope the mothers of the destructive children were suitably shocked and apologetic and helpful.

    Wow, your blog is beautiful! I lost track of it for a while, but I'm going to link it right now. Gorgeous!

  6. Wow! What a week you had. Hope the dust is settling!