I woke up again at 3:50 with one sock in my hand, feet on the floor, head on the pillow and in a full on panic.
Today was the first time I've ever been late for work. And I mean ever. It was only by 10 minutes and no one even noticed. When I got into work me and Thorayya just sort of stood around for awhile waiting for Vivian to find some equipment we needed and for the backroom guys to finish what they were doing in the storeroom.
Then we did the most monotonous thing I've ever had to do at work besides running a cash register.
Basically, we scanned every cd, vhs, and dvd in the backroom and on the floor in a certain mode that told us how many to pull out and pack up into coded boxes to be sent back to the processing center.
sometimes it pulls things that are discontinued (the vhs tapes which are being phased out, or dvds and cds that just never sell) and sometimes it pulls things that we were just sent way too many of.
Like the extra 80 copies of Austin Powers: Goldfinger. (leaving us with another 50 in the storeroom and full shelves on the floor)
Apparently it was expected to sell better than it did.
This whole process took until about 9:30. But I was told that it only taking five and a half hours was miraculous, especially considering the 3 pallets of boxes we sent back to the processing center.
Then, I built patio furniture with improvised tools because it seems the store just doesn't keep things like screwdrivers and wrenches on hand for store use. The maintenance guy brings his own tools every day and the bikes are put together by the mechanics from Huffy.
Me and Joe made a screwdriver out of a piece of metal tubing and a screwbit for a drill that we found (but that had no batteries).
I just skipped lunch and left at 12 instead of 12:30.
Somewhere in there, some really strangely behaving man kept popping up wherever I went. And since I was just very randomly wandering around the store without any real planned movement, that was odd. So I called security and asked them to watch. After awhile, during my Tim the tool man stint with Joe, BJ showed up and escorted the guy out. He wouldn't tell me exactly why. He just said that calling had been the right instinct and he looked a little frazzled. But that could just be new-dad-frazzled and not work-related-frazzled.
I'm all packed up, looking around for last minute odds and ends I might be forgetting. I won't be around for a few days, more than likely. It doesn't mean I'm dead or that anyone has locked me in their closet to do degrading things to me. I'm just out of town.