Monday, December 20, 2010

Life Has Become Like A Never Ending Shampoo

Yes, life is just a daily lather and rinse job, then repeat. I'm feeling a little less than human, and more mundane machine like. I almost miss the ex-Worthless Co-Worker. (Key word being almost.) There is some news about her though, albeit mostly rumors and odd facts. We'll get to that in a bit.

The last week has been mostly irritant free when it comes to dealing with customers. I guess all the assholes got their shopping done earlier this month. Now that I've typed that I'm sure that'll change with the few shopping days left before Christmas.

I did have a confrontation with the mall marketing manager the week before last. She's a piece of work. She seems to think she can tell stores how to operate on a daily basis. When I pointed out that she's just simply a marketing manager and has no say in how we operate she went off the deep end, which resulted in me going off on a much deeper end on her ass. To make a long story short she was trying to impress two friends she had in the mall one day and crossed my path in her efforts to impress them.

Then she made the mistake of going to the mall manager and telling her tale of woe about me. (She really doesn't like me much apparently.) Stupid woman. She forgot that there were several witnesses to our encounter as it happened in front of our store and her story didn't match up with mine, nor the witnesses. So she ended up getting her ass chewed and told to simply do her own job, and quit interfering with store operations.

We haven't seen her since, which is upsetting to the witnesses to our encounter as they're the guys in the Verizon Wireless kiosk in front of our store. They're young guys and like ogling her as she struts up and down the mall, as long as that's all she does and doesn't stop and talk to them. I guess I've reached an age where a good looking, but snobby control type bitch isn't worth ogling over. I hope she never comes to our end of the mall ever again myself.

There's that I guess. Now we can cover the exploits of the ex-Worthless Co-Worker.

1) From a mall janitor -- He stated that he knew the ex-Worthless Co-Worker didn't go to Israel and get married and that she moved into her mother's home about 40 miles away. This didn't turn out to be true though.


2) Two days later a sister of the ex-Worthless Co-Worker stopped in and said that she did indeed go to Israel with the "spiritual husband" to get married last week. This ended up being partially true.


3) A few days later another sister of hers stopped in and told us that they did go to Israel but the ex-Worthless Co-Worker refused to get married while there. Apparently there's trouble in paradise. (Big surprise there, huh?) So they're back in the states and she's going to move to New Mexico and live with the guy, but they're just going to be friends. I think this move has occurred already. I'm not quite sure though as this information was gleaned from the boss as I wasn't there when this sister popped into the store.

4) Last night a couple popped into the store and asked me if I missed her. I told them no, then asked how they knew her. They owned the apartment building and rented to her. They were very happy to see she's gone. She was perpetually late with rent and apparently a pig as well. They stated it took them 3 days to clean her apartment once she was out. That part surprised me a bit because the ex-Worthless Co-Worker was always talking about how often she cleaned. Far from a clean freak in their words.

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post here. I'll be glad when the Christmas is over with from a work standpoint. Hopefully I can get back to regular posting. I kind of miss this blogging stuff. I'm hoping I'll have time to put together another post before Christmas, if not, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you for coming here and reading my drivel. I hope Santa fills your stockings with things you like, and stuff.


Jessica B said...

Hope you enjoy your Christmas - get a break from work, do a little golfing and visiting with your family. :)

Dazee Dreamer said...

I'm glad that you were able to post today. I've been going through some serious withdrawal.

Sandra said...

It was good to get a worthless-coworker update.
I hate to admit it, but I miss her worthlessness.

Sarahf said...

I was wondering how the Worthless Co-Worker was going, I have to admit. Why aren't I surprised that she left her apartment in a state?

Valerie said...

Feeling you on the 'can't wait till Christmas is over from a work standpoint' bit. Precisely why I stay retired. OK, so I can't come to Nordstrom's & indulge in the Cole Haan crack habit any more, but if I never hear the words "Office Christmas (I mean "Holiday") Party" again? Joy to the world. I hope you get some of the goodness, however - and a little glass of merry while you're at it. :)

darev2005 said...

Glad to see you back, even if you sound tired. Er... more than usual, anyway. (grin) I'll be glad when the holiday craziness is over so we can all relax a little again.

Sparkling Red said...

You must be incredibly worn down from working so hard. Well, only a few more days left. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that the higher manager's rank, the less they know about what they're managing?

Sometimes I seriously think they purposely choose dim people as managers. Or maybe they just get drunk with power.


Gail said...

I enjoy your wonderful stories.