Show up on time and everything’s fine
You really do meet “all kinds” of people in the Army.
But I haven’t, I’m not even close.
As I rapidly age, I’m starting to figure out that life is about learning everyday and growing as a person, not about thinking I know enough about people to make the statement I did in my first sentence.
Ok, that’s deep for me.
On a different note, this just came to me, I’m not saying that nobody has ever said this before, or been quoted saying it, but it just popped into my head.
Quote from me: “Half of marriage is being able to admit when your wrong, the other half is being able to tell her she’s right”. I’ve got half of it down.
If your married you’ll get it, if your not, well I’m sure you’ll find someone.
Ever get the message on your computer that says “Password will expire in 10 days, do you want to change now?
I’m curious, do you change it right then, or do you procrastinate?
I’m sure exactly how long you wait to change it says a bunch of crap about who “you” are, and what type of distinct personality you have.
I don’t want to know about all that, I just want to know if anyone else puts this off to the last day?
I even factor in weekends. It’s similar to mailing your taxes on the last day I suppose.
I’m not exactly sure why I wait, I guess I just don’t want to change it unless I absolutely have to. I don’t succumb to peer pressure anymore.
You know, the little business cards that say buy 7 and get the 8th free or offer a discount.
Check your wallet or purse, you probably have a couple.
In my entire life, I have not ever redeemed one of these. I lose the F’n things before I ever even come close to the freebie.
I don’t need any more crap in my wallet.
Oh, I hate those little hand held punch things, I don’t like the clicking sound they make.
Wait,…I’m not done yet.
Hello retail America (excluding organic grocery stores), it’s now nine days before X-mas.
You know, the time of year where a business makes it or breaks it.
I have to believe you’re scheduling a full crew of cashiers to handle the mobs of people… right?
I mean the faster you ring-em and sting-em, the sooner you can do it again, right?
But exactly who we blame for the long lines becomes a bit sketchy.
Like I just said, I can’t fathom the idea that during X-mas a busy store would have twelve available registers, and only three cashiers ringing up product.
Two of whom have been waiting to go on break.
All I can figure is it must be mass employee call outs.
I’m sure some of the employees are legitimately sick (this is the cold and flu season), the rest probably call-in sick so they can finish their X-mas shopping.
Do you see the climax I’m building to here, if the stores schedule a full staff, and half of them call in sick, and the other half of them go shopping, you’ve just added a huge influx of people to this shopping side of this equasion, and a down flux of cashiers to struggle with the overload.
There’s no balance and nobody wins.
That is why we have long lines during X-Mas.
It’s not the exactly the stores fault (schedule extra cashiers just in case), it’s more the cashier’s lack of work ethic.
So props go out to the cashiers that show up for their scheduled shift.
It’s a good thing you do, you keep America moving.
It was awesome the way I broke that down,…..I got skills.