Category Archives: In The Work Force

Mixed Bag

When you work in retail, be it food or stuff, the lead-up to any holiday weekend is crazy. Sometimes, it is an out-right nightmare. Especially when customers read tags wrong, or want to ‘bend’ (break) rules about item limits, coupons, … Continue reading

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There’s Always One

This is a rant, pure and simple. I work with the public. That means dealing with a wide variety of personalities, not all of them pleasant. But I would honestly say, that for every hundred customers I deal with, there … Continue reading

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End of the Year Rant… or Capitulation

I have had it. I am tired of arguing with both my husband and my mother over things that shouldn’t even be issues.  I am tired of living paycheck to paycheck, and hoping I can feed my family meat more … Continue reading

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Is something in Retrograde today?

So, this morning started with a loud BAM! and the house shaking a bit. Need to wait on the evening news, maybe, to get a clue about THAT. I drop the Kidling off at school, and head up the hill … Continue reading

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Achey Breaky Body

Oh lords of light, how I ache! Some of it, I get. Some of it, I don’t know what the hell I did. My right side, from my hip to my knee, doesn’t want to play nice with the rest … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Being a Cashier Is NOT Fun

Most of my regular customers are great people. They are our neighbors, the families of friends and co-workers, co-workers themselves. We chat, we debate, we laugh, and sometimes we cry together. Today….today, I had a pair of the RUDEST people. … Continue reading

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My Job

I am a cashier in a large grocery store. My customers come in all sizes, all ages, all colors, from all walks of life, and at all levels of intelligence, patience, physical abilities, economics, compassion, and humanity. About 80% are … Continue reading

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