Beware the foot stamping of a female about to throw a temper tantrum…

Ok, there are very few things that get me pissy enough to want to throw a Real hissy fit. No, I’m not talking about my ‘dramatics’ on halo, which, while fun, are not normally seriously life threatening to thoes around me or who will be around me in the near future, but after my ‘dinner with the she-witch’ last night (and yes, I just insulted myself!) I was already twichy about money issues and what’s happening in the near future. Ok, got over it.
Then today, nothing expressly happened to make me annoyed, we pulled close to a 10 hour day (it was ten by the time Chris and I got into his car…after figuring out WHY we couldn’t get the lock to work, but more about that in a second) trying to get this damn store open…sometimes, Eb games can be rather…just, UGH.
So, this new store sure ain’t a mall store, but it isn’t quite a strip store…so I’m not exactly sure What it is. Why? Because it’s located WITHIN another store. A “Roger’s WIRELESS” store to be exact. See, this particular Roger’s used to be split, with the cable and communications being in one side of the street, and the ‘video’ rental place being just down the road. But as we all know, many Roger stores have been expanding to include their wireless applications as well, so they decided to move to a new location, across the stree in a strip mall. Ok, this is fine. Now, back a few months, when EB was apparently first looking into possible ‘merger’ connections, they struck a ‘deal’ with Rogers and starting RENTING SPACE within these stores…what the HELL will happen when the merger Actually takes effect, no one knows, or at least the peons haven’t heard shyt about it. So anyway, the store is about 500 sq/ft. Now, if you know Anything about retail, you’ll see that this is not a hell of a lotta space. They don’t even have a back room! If they want to use the washroom, they have to exit their little ‘store’, walk around the corner and go into the roger’s employee washrooms. Yuh huh. Okie then. Next item on the list, the grand opening of this place is scheduled for saturday, therefore the ideal would be for the inner store to be open on saturday…EXCEPT YOU NEED A WORKING PHONE LINE AND COMPUTERS TO BE ABLE TO RUN THESE DAMN STORES. And yes, neither are in place even after 10 hours of work today…
See, head office is well known for missing certain KEY necessities to be able to open these stores…most of them take at least 4 days to get ready to open. Granted most of them are much larger than this one is, so really, if EVERYTHING had been right today, it Might have been possible. And truthfully, if everything goes PERFECTLY tomorrow, with everything arriving as needed, they MIGHT be able to open on Saturday. Katlin (I think that’s how he spells it) and Chris are certainly being VERY optimistic about it. Good Freakin’ Luck boys…So what’s missing you might be interested? Only the debit/credit card machine…only a phone line…only the key peice to hook THE COMPUTERS TO THE MODEM…GAH. Actually, the Really funny part is, this part was also missing from the shipment of the new computers when we switched them in Duffrin earlier this year…so you’d think that MAYBE they might want to fricken’ double check that the right part is made available to all future delieveries…but that’s not the way of this company apparently. Anyway, moving along to the next disaster. Trying to leave the fucking store tonight. So, they installed the security system today, and while they were doing this, they had a SHIT time trying to get the gate to lock, and then once they did that, they left it closed while they installed the system. Which held up thoes of us trapped us in the damn place because we needed access to stuff that was locked out in the main store…oh what a goddamned headache…then it took them almost THIRTY MINUTES to unlock the gate…figuring it was just because the lock hadn’t been used much. Oh no no no, let me assure you, it wasn’t that at all. See, when they attached the wires, they screwed them into the frame. Well Screws have a certain LENGTH which goes past the enitial surface into which they are screwed…but did they THINK to CHECK THIS?! Uh, NO!!!!!
Poor Chirs and Kat were just getting SO frustrated, cuz we could hear the lock starting to turn, and we even managed to rig it once so that ONE side locked…but the other one just couldn’t catch…we were trying everything, slamming it down, holding it down as far as we could, kicking the edges, etc, nope, nothing was working, then we tried doing it from the inside, still nothing, one side was definatly not going in. Ok, so what the hell? Was the carpeting interfering? Was the inside mechinism broken in some way? Was it not cut high enough? Finally I got down on my knees and peered at both sides in turn, then tried to feel what the hell the lock did exactly…and low and behold, I noticed that perhaps there was an issue with a screw that was POKING OUT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE LOCK’S PATH…oops…
Thank god Chris had his toolkit with him (we actually have the same kit…same mess inside as well, but this is besides the point) he managed to cut the screw tip off and we got the gate to work in a snap after that…stupid outside contrators…whatever, just shows why there should Always be a female on staff…apparently I’ve now become the only female employee in the district again…(the district has about 12-15 stores in it at the moment, although I’m not sure if this new one is in it or not…I’d assume it is, but I’m asking tomorrow.) Ok, and the like, one store that has a female as a manager, doesn’t count to me. Hello, not currently management here. Working on That though…hopefully to gain BEFORE I get back to school. And I’m So not going down that particular road tonight…
Anyway, when I got back to my dad’s place, I ended up having to call and check something with my mom, and found out there are REALLY good reasons to not go back to the store tomorrow…Not only is it pay day tomorrow, and my cheque will be sitting at Duffrin all freakin’ weekend until either I get back to toronto, or if the store doesn’t manage to open on time, after sunday because I’ll be helping the guys out, (they have no staff besides them!!) but another cheque came from my work on my old high schools musical that I did back in February (FINALLY!!!!!!!) but MY RED VS BLUE DVD CAME AND I CAN’T WATCH IT UNTIL I GET BACK!!!!! *WAAAIL!!!!*

Pout. I also caught my thumb nail on something today and I’ve cracked it Way below the skin line…had to clip my beautiful claws tonight…stupid store is evil!!! Except it’s so much damn FUN working with the guys…and Chris is damn fine…too bad he’s got a Very serious girlfriend…his eyes…oh thoes beautiful eyes…bad kitty, you are currently in a relationship. But damnit, the temptation…

“Opertunity knocks once…temptation barges right in…”

Anyway, I won’t be posting until I’m back from Montreal (about a six hour drive away at worst) I don’t think, I’m not taking dad’s laptop, so unless I pop into an internet cafe, which I don’t think I’ll have time to do, I’ll see ya’ll online xbl either sat, sun or monday night…and AIM and MSN as soon as I get home…

Btw, this morning all we could talk about was the new xbox…yes, MOST of our time at work IS actually spent talking about games and the industry…you’d think we’d get bored of it…but no, we do love games that much…hell, we have to, thoes of us who work part-time, because the pay just SO doesn’t cut it…

Anyway, kisses and hugs to all!!

Kitty

Beware the foot stamping of a female about to throw a temper tantrum…