Friday, August 03, 2012

it's official

tonight at 8:30 pm, i will officially be on holidays!!!

i can't remember the last time i actually had holidays.  the last time i actually didn't have to get up and look after someone, or put on that stupidstore uniform, and paste a smile on my face (ok so the smile is just a natural thing 'cause i'm actually a pretty easy-going, happy-go-lucky kinda gal!) and go to work.

an open invitation

clearly, the back of my uniform is an invitation for some of the most ridiculous questions anyone can think of.  and because it has been well over a year since my last holiday (which, when i think about it really wasn't a holiday at all ~ damn open-heart surgery!) i am in dire need of some "me time"!

last night at work, while wearing this awesome, loud, red piece of clothing, i actually had a person come up and ask "do you work here?" as i was standing at the Self Scan desk, assisting a customer "self scan" their order (read sarcasm).  yes, they really did!  and the scary part is that that is not the first time someone has asked me that.  i usually just smile, and say "yes, can i help you with something?"

but if you lived inside my head these days, what you might have heard me say would have sounded more like
"no, but i saw this girl in the parking lot walking to her car and i thought to myself 'i really like that vest' so i just went over, knocked her down, grabbed the vest, and now i'm here just waiting to answer your questions" with a big goofy smile on my face!

or sometimes, when someone walks over and says "can i ask you a question?" i so want to say "NO" and just look the other way.  i know this may seem a little harsh, and really i would never do those things, but seriously?  some day i'm going to write a book.  a compilation of stories and humorous tales told by cashiers from all over the country.  all i need is a cartoonist to do the pictures for me.

i think perhaps it's time for a holiday, don't you?


  1. Ha! I think you should write a book, that would be hilarious! Have a good holiday!

    1. i am a notorious note maker and i have begun to keep notes of all the stupid/ridiculous/nonsensical things i hear from people while at work. some day i will put it all together perhaps in e-book format!

  2. HAHA! I might actually respond to those questions with inappropriate answers because sometimes I just can't keep my mouth shut.
    that's pretty awesome.
    enjoy your holidays sans stupidstore!

    1. believe me scully, some days it takes all my willpower to keep my mouth shut! by the end of my shift my tongue is so sore from biting it, i'm surprised i don't need stitches!! LOL!!
      i am going to pour a caesar right now and begin holidaying (is that a word?)

  3. Oh Kim, this CRACKS ME UP!!! Toooo funny. My son manages the Starbucks at our local grocery store and he's always telling me stories like yours. I think if most people heard themselves ask these ridiculous questions, they'd be so embarrassed!! Thanks for the giggles...and enjoy your holiday!

  4. Kim,
    I hope your holiday is going really well and you are getting the "rest" from all the crazies at the store!!