Random Thoughts > Ramblings
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The need to vent
Current mood: aggravated
Category: Jobs, Work, Careers
Today was supposed to be my day off. I was really looking forward to it – I worked hard all week and I was really anticipating reading the Sunday paper while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch while America’s Top 40 played in the background (I’ve never listened to the entire broadcast – it’s one of my life goals to hear all 40 songs at least once).
Well, I woke up when I heard the beep on my answering machine. It was one of my Assistant Managers at work. She called because the other two managers (both closing) called off for the day. I took a deep breath and rolled out of bed. I called her back and told her that I just needed to shower and grub some food and I would be in. It’s funny to me that both seemed fine yesterday, but are sick today…must have been their turn to call off.
Well, showered and all prettified, I went in to work. Normal day – finishing getting the truck processed – making a schedule for next week. Cleaning, organizing, and mocking those I work with.
My other assistant came in to help processed the truck (I told everyone that if we get it done before end of day Sunday we didn’t have to work long days on truck day) – and he let me vent. He understands that if I keep it inside and let it fester – it only gets worse and then it turns into lifelong bitterness. I understand it and agree that it’s part of my personality – albeit a terrible trait (and sometimes humorous to those around me).
We were out by 6:00 p.m. Snow all melted by now. Only 3 people cursing us on the way out because we were closed. That’s pretty good. I was singing out loud while driving home to get the last little remnants of anger out of my system.
Be back at the store in 12 hours….gotta love it.