Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Relentless



 In Real Time it's Sunday Morning and I could finally Sleep In and dammit, wouldn't you know I just can't and woke up at the usual ridiculous Hour I would need to in order to drive everyone to Work and School anyway!  Sheee-yit!  My Internal Clock being now set to ridiculous Hours, and I'm working a Night Shift at the Antique Mall Tonight in the last day of Sunday Nights coverage for a Co-Worker on a Cruise... Splendid!   Rochelle will be back after this Sunday, which is good, coz my Friends Ed, Deb and Gordon are the only ones I like to Work with on the Sunday Shift, the others, well, they're the reason nobody wants to Work that Shift.   Note to Self: Decline any more requests to Work a Sunday Night.




Okay, so Tonight aside, I feel as tho' the Day will go Well.  We're still Sanding and Soaping that damned Grey Antique Typeset Cabinet Orphaned Drawer to adjust it.  In Hopes we can get it to fit into the recently bought Antique Typeset Cabinet and finish replacing all missing Drawers.   The other Two replacements fit perfectly, this last one is stubborn but such a perfect Grey Paint Match that I won't give up, give in, or give out... dammit I will MAKE that MF fit somehow!   The Man sighs heavily anytime I'm that tenacious... does it really NEED a full set of Drawers, that missing one is at the Bottom, you can hardly tell Honey... he laments.  I just give him The Look... the Unspoken, Yes, it matters, Dear!  Now keep Sanding!  *LMAO*




In actuality, it's sliding in a little further, just enuf to make me Believe we can get 'er done, so, however long it takes, that MF is gonna FIT!   The Daughter Laughed and said that the Object itself is gonna get so worn out from trying NOT to Fit, that it'll give up and give in to me, she could be Right?  *Winks*  I'm relentless enuf shit like that has actually happened. *Smiles*   Being relentless and tenacious are my Strengths, I excel at both.   Practically nothing and no-one will Outlast me.  *Winks*  This is probably Why nobody wants to become my next Obsession or Barrier... about anything?   This is also Why recently, The Son told me he doesn't lightly Unleash me on People, even those jerking him around, since... he has a Conscience.  *Bwahahaha*




The Niece Laughed heartily when he said this in semi-jest, she's known me all her Life and said, "Yeah, you can be pretty Scary, Aunt Dawn."  WHAT?!  ME?!  Say it ain't True, and I'm a perfectly Normal and Nice Old Lady... and Person in General... well, until I'm NOT.   They both Laugh and said, "Well, if YOU say so... you are very Nice, until someone gives you a Reason NOT to be, then."   There... that's better.  *Ha ha ha*  No, it's True, I wake up with the Joy Of Jesus in my Heart and am Cheerful, Zen and Carefree at the beginning of every New Day... until People fuck up and ruin it for me and have to go and Trigger Dark Dawn to come out and Play... that's all!   PEOPLE!  *Winks Wickedly*   Hopefully Tonight at Work, The Old Biddie Brigade will stay in their own Lane and not have to then Work with Dark Dawn, if they don't?  *LOL, True not a Choice to make Lightly, I ain't gonna Lie.*




I already Warned Management that if the Problem People on that Shift act the Fool again this Sunday, in spite of Promises to my Friends on the Shift to try to stay for their sakes, I will just HAVE to walk off and leave, so that we don't have a 'Situation'.  Not my Circus, not my Monkeys.  He knows I will and that it will be best if I do, so, we have an Understanding that if anyone even Smells like Drama and a Headache, Peace Out.   Gordon had to do it last Sunday, he tried to stay, Bless him, he told me he was struggling with it, so I told him why bother, just leave early, why Torment himself, fuck it... and so, he did.   Yes, it left us short-handed, but it made a Statement to Who was causing all the unnecessary Drama about Greeter Station fucking Seating arrangements, I mean, Christ on a Bike, people, just WTF??!!!




 I Warned her to Calm Down and just STOP IT, or Eddie and I would be next to Walk Out, leaving her holding it down and trying to keep it together during a Sale all by her lonesome.   She'd NEED to fucking Sit Down then, for damned Sure!!!    Eddie Thanked me for Handling her and then made me Promise I wouldn't abort coming in this Sunday?  I Promised... Le Sigh... dammit... since, he's my Friend and I like working with he, Gordon and Deb.   Some of the 'Others' have Spread Sheets about when they get to Sit at the Greeter Station and it's like Kids fighting over who gets to Sit where in a Car... ridiculous once you're over about Age 5!!!   I wouldn't have the Patience for that shit if they were 5, let alone 65 or 75.   Perhaps they Need to be in a fucking 'Home', or What?!  *LOL*




  Some of them start fussing about when they get to sit, a Minute after starting their damned Shift, and I'm like, you just fucking got here, so how Tired can you BE?!  Jeeeesus!   Yes, I drop F Bombs all over the place like that on the QT with the Offenders, becoz Honestly, I have Zero BS Tolerance for Drama and Headache People.  So, I Honestly don't give a Rat's Ass what they Think about me or how much they Like or Dislike me, or how Psycho they Believe I am.  I'm not there to be their Friend, I got all the Friends in the World I'll ever Need, Okay.  I've reached that Certain Age where, my own Filter is fucking worn out and GONE when it comes to Tolerating anyone else's Bag of Shit Toting anywhere in Public or on The Job. 




 Nope, take that Shit of yours and get it Together, then drag it off somewheres else, away from me, or I'll light it and you on Fire, I swear to God!  *Winks*   The Children asked me if I'm going to Behave on my Shift Tonight, or will I be coming Home early perhaps and be making them all Dinner instead?   Just Wonderin', they said, with a Twinkle in their Eyes.  *Bwahahaha... I got a bunch of Comedians here!*  They know how I am about the Dramatics some Co-Workers are prone to and Management hasn't nipped in the Bud and well... fucking Managed.  It'll be Fun, they said {Eddie, Deb and Gordon}... so, come on, don't bail on us Dawn, it's just One more Sunday Night, you can do it, Si Se Puede and all that.   *Ha ha ha, they are such a Riot, that Trio of Friends too!*  




I'll let you know how it goes... Steven, our Manager, Promised me he'd dealt with some things, when I came in to foof my Space the other day and he asked me if I was still ON for this Sunday Night?   He knew last Sunday had been close to a 'Situation' and I had Warned I might not Behave if it happened again... so, mebbe I'd be in, mebbe I wouldn't, I was Weighing the possibilities of whether I could Maintain my Calm... or... NOT?  *Smiles*    My Dear Stud Muffin Friend Anthony, who is an Adorbs and Sweet Guy From Da Hood, Smiled and said, he'd be Down for Dinner and a Show if I came in and went Hood on some People.  Yeah, but would you Post Bail my Friend?   Better take up a Collection early.  *LOL*




 He Laughed heartily, he's had to Walk Away a few times himself.  Since, you can take us outta Da Hood, but ya can't take Da Hood outta us... you know.   And when some Customer is going all Karen, or doing something so Annoying, like walking up to the Register AFTER we've Closed and think they're gonna Look Up every Pokemon Card they aren't sure they want to Buy or not for $1.25 each...   So think the Cashier will stand there while they Research and Google each of 20-30 Children's Cards on their fucking Smart Phones first...  Well, Anthony has had to hand them over to someone who won't go Hood on their Ass, so as not to be Rude and remain Professional and Composed.  Yes, that actually happened last Sunday Night, that Customer had been ridiculous, I had to Serve him at the Locked Cases... it was... an... Agonizing... Experience!  *LOL*  




 The Guy was 36-39 Years Old and wanted to tell me about every fucking Pokemon Card like he was 9.  His Wife and little Kid were clearly Zoning Out, having probably heard it at Home ad nauseum.   I finally hadda Level Up, stop the Insanity and tell him, Dude, I've Raised Two Generations of Pokemon Lovers, I've heard it ALL already, Twice-Thrice, Hell, I know more about Pokemon than a Woman of my Age should ever KNOW, already!  He Laughed and Mercifully quit Schooling me on each Card of Hundreds in the Cases and how to 'Grade' them... Whew!  Hey, it's LESS THAN a Minimum Wage Job, and they're a Dime a Dozen at a Higher Pay per Hour than I'm making or Anthony is making behind the Counter.




  My fucking Knees were giving out standing there enduring that shit with a Grown Ass Man and damned Kids Trading Cards.  All becoz he's Fantasizing he'll get Rich and Retire in the Bahamas Selling them Online when he finds that elusive most Magic Card worth Hundreds of Thousands. *Eye Roll*   Just buy a Lottery Ticket fella, your Odd might be better.   Which is why nobody wants to fill the low paying Jobs anymore and put up with current Societal Bullshit that Problem Customers dish out.  This is why you see HELP WANTED Signs for Minimum Wage Jobs literally everywhere, would YOU wanna Work one?  I think NOT.  Unless you're an underachiever.




 Well, unless you had to... in order to meet your Ends, barely... and don't Care if it pushes you over the Edge and into Insanity in the Process?  Coz, that is what is likely to happen and the direction you'll be going Darlin', Trust and Believe.  You'll Die Bat Shit Crazy and still Broke, since Minimum Wage ain't covering even the Basics anymore.   If you've never been Homeless {and I have BTW}, mebbe some of you Working Class and Retired folk better start Schooling yourselves on how to make it on the Mean Streets when everything goes Sideways for us "Little People" who're gonna get the Cuts if the Lunatic Fringe takes over the Country and totally Wrecks it for the majority of us.




 Coz, if the ReTrumplicans get their way, hold on, it's gonna get way Worse and be a Wild Ride.  Since Social Security and Medicare will be on the chopping block and they've been having a hard-on to do that for the Obscenely Rich for Decades now.  And anyone already struggling, will be in dire straits with few, if any, Safety Nets to catch 'em that will be left in the way of Social Services or Checks and Balances either.   And, lets face it, I'm not pointing Fingers at anyone specifically, but, some of you are responsible for Voting them in... just sayin'.  You know you were and you'll know who you are even if you wouldn't Confess it anymore.  Otherwise, they never would be in Office, so I know some fellow Americans are responsible for the degradation and devolvement going on in our Political Arena and are complicit. 




 I know I can Sleep at Night, knowing that even as a Person with aversions to all Partisan Politics, since both sides of the Aisle aren't particularly Stellar or Beacons of Light of late, I can still be a Moderate Non-Partisan Voter that the Sane ones have to woo somehow and convince they can be up to the Job.   I did what I could to try to maintain and desperately preserve our Democracy and not Vote in any Lunatic Fringe Radicals to my Government.   But, we all shall see what the very uncertain Future holds in store??????????   I do at least know how to get mine when there's not much left.  How about you?  How Strong is your Hustle and your Street Cred, if it all unravels terribly?  You better be Relentless too when it comes to the Rubber meeting the Road and Testing your Survival Skills my Friends.  *Winks*




Update, The Granddaughter just got stung by a Scorpion on her Thigh Four Times on a Sunday Morning, in her freakin' Bed!!!   She has a Cat in the Room, but Eli missed it.   Our Exterminator had just hit the Interior of the House hard with Summer Strength spray recently, but had avoided doing her room on account of her having a Pet in there.   So, we found it with our Black Light and killed it, and will watch her for a reaction.  She didn't have one last time she had a Scorpion Sting... but you never know.   It's been a bad Year for them since it's been so Wet, and they like moisture... and Warmth.  So come Inside when it gets too Cold Outside.  They are some of Nature's Creatures that fights back effectively when we encroach on their Natural Habitats, that's for sure.




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Dawn... The Bohemian

14 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the Granddaughter and the scorpion. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own bed.

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    1. I agree, it is the definite downside of a Desert environment, everything natural to it tends to be poisonous or spiny.

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  2. LOL about your attitude with idiot customers! I won't work retail, be it upscale or lower end. Between the garbage from management who just want their bonuses and entitled customers--many of whom shop as a hobby--I likely would be committed for mental observation before the end of one shift!

    You are a brave woman, Dawn!

    ...Taja 🏜️

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    1. Committed for Mental Observation before the end of a shift, LMAO... yep, it seems that Retail Customers and a lot of Management don't bring out the best in our Species, doesn't it? *Winks* I even know people who are nice until they become a Customer, and then I'd be embarrassed to be with them becoz they become a much nastier and more demanding version of themselves towards the Help.

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  3. You can't fix stupid. I am so glad that I don't live anywhere with scorpions. OMG!

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    1. Alas, Stupid seems to be something that those afflicted with it don't try to improve upon. I feel anyone could Educate themselves to be less ignorant, rude, obnoxious and could use self improvement courses to be better versions of themselves... yet, few have an Awareness or Desire to when they act with Stupidity and Arrogance.

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  4. I enjoyed your fun post and the lovely photos. You have a nice access to quite a lot of antiques and just plain old stuff. I understand your rant about the Republicans voting for people who want to abolish Social Security and Medicare. Older folks are supposed to vote Republicans, are they all so wealthy that they don’t want SS and Medicare anymore? Or too old to understand the Republicans’ plans? You know I am French and in France when people are upset they go out and protest, marching in the streets. Last week 2 million French people protested against the raising of retirement age and marched in the streets. The population of France is about 68 millions. If in the US, with a population of about 332 millions the same percentage would protest against ending SS and Medicare that would be close to 10 million people marching in the streets. Don’t you think if 10 million people were to protest the government would take a hint? But the problem is that the people here are too passive, or indifferent or oblivious? Why are people like this in the country? When I became a citizen I was told the US is a government for the people by the people – where are the people who care?
    Am not sure if this comment will come as anonymous, but I am Vagabonde.

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    1. Vagabonde, I agree with your assessment. My Mom was European and she often felt that too many Americans become complacent and take their abundant Liberties for Granted. Not realizing how fragile Freedom and Democracy can be and how many have made the Sacrifice on their behalf to obtain it. I think during the Civil Rights Era the Marches and Protests made a difference and our Government had to pay attention when faced with Citizens making it clear what was important enough to them to make Good Trouble. There have been Protests in recent Years, when the last Administration was in... for what Good People Cared about and Protested against. But, they didn't Care about The People and made it clear that they would gladly overthrow the Government if they could get away with it, thus the Coup attempt and Insurrection, when their Base was incited to Riot by an American President... so it can go both ways when Citizens take to the Streets... and have a Good Outcome or a very Violent and Bad one. Now, the current Administration is faced with an opposing Party that seems only bent on being Obstructionists and has Domestic Terrorists infiltrating all levels of Govt. to create Chaos and cause nothing to get done and corrupt even the Supreme Court decisions. Scary times, not only here, but in some other Nations as well where Fascism is raising it's ugly head.

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  5. The headdress is my kind of head gear.

    I have friends in San Antonio. They have problems with scorpions. The scorpions can feel the cold air coming from under a door and when someone goes outside they sneak in.

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    1. They are covert little Devils and blend in to their Environment like a Chameleon, so you don't always notice them until BAM, they got ya. Hard as Hell to kill too, they haven't had to Evolve much due to how perfect they are by Design.

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  6. maybe it was a typo, but u misspelled Retrumplicunts :D

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    1. Ah, I rather like your spelling and Label for them actually, better than mine. *winks*

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  7. And Easter is right around the corner. I think there is shortages of several other things also. We don't hear as much about them, until we try to buy them.

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    1. I am Hopeful that Panic Buying doesn't happen again, it was alarming when it happened initially during Pandemic, people lost their Minds and shelves were absolutely bare in almost every Grocer. I recall how surreal it felt, and uncertain, for survival, if you couldn't Score FOOD... in one large Grocer all that was left was a single Jar of Pickled Pig's Feet and The Granddaughter mused that at least we now knew which Fear Factor Food nobody would even eat during a Famine. *LOL*

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