I’m four days into my first week back from my nice 10 day vacation. Anytime I take a week off, I always lag during the first week back… dragging myself to bed much earlier in the morning than usual. This week, however, has been even worse in no small part due to Mother Nature and human nature…
Yes, you noticed I didn’t have time to post anything Sunday or Monday… even though I did have ideas to post about. And now Tuesday, when I usually reminisce about old commercials…. nope, ain’t happening today. I’m headed to bed. Maybe tomorrow if I’m more up to it… maybe not until next week.
With almost a foot of snow on the ground, and sub-zero temperatures over most of the last 36 hours, nobody has wanted to show up for work. I was one of six hearty souls (counting management!) who came in Sunday night… last night, we were up to a whole whopping 11, still half of what we’d normally have, and need to get the work done. The store is still a disaster from the weekend, since everyone was shopping Saturday to buy 6 months worth of supplies to ride out a goddamn snowstorm. What the fuck is wrong with people!?!?!?
And since Mecca’s grocery warehouse that serves us is in the middle of Bumfuck, Illinois… miles from the nearest interstate, they haven’t been able to deliver our scheduled trucks the last two nights… much of which is freight for my area I stock. So when that finally all drops on us, probably tonight, it’s going to be downright hell trying to get through three nights worth of detergent and paper products… especially since about 8 billion rolls of toilet paper left our store over the weekend, and our ordering system probably went haywire trying to get us restocked….
Yeah… so I’m gonna make sure I get a good day’s sleep… just in case there’s 50 hours worth of work that needs to be done tonight. I also apologize for not keeping up on everyone’s blogs… I dabbled a bit this morning, but pretty much anything posted Sunday or Monday has been missed by me. I apologize, and if there’s anything you really think I should take a look at, please point it out to me…. after I wake up!