I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Sunday, March 16, 2008

WORK ISN'T ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE


They say hard work won't kill you, but damn...it can wound you...My ass is dragging'....But things are looking up?...I guess you could call it that..My boss loves me and that's after I said 'fuck you' to him..Some times I amaze myself...I asked him if he saw that Inky and I had stocked all the product from the one cart (plus we were both busy on our registers) and he said you were supposed to do 2 of them..I (quick as a flash) said.."fuuuuck you"...and he cracked up laughing..Glad he has a great sense of humor or I'd be out of a job already... I started out with a 20 hour work week...that went by the side after 3 days..and I found out if I work 30 hours every week I am eligible for the insurance plan..which is really good...It's life, health, dental, vision, Dr's, and scripts..For $8 a paycheck and we get paid every 2 weeks..so that's $16...farm out!..It's sorta fun...but then I've always tried to make my job fun...other wise..why fucking bother..and I love working with Inky..even if he does run around behind me with a chair, telling me to 'sit...sit...'...
So I talked to Thom and he said if we can hire someone soon I can have the 30 hours and work the day shift from 9-3 and all I have to do is run the register and front products..no stocking...I emailed the Brat Prince and he is going tomorrow and see about going to work..how cool is that..Inky and I were talking about a friend of ours who is getting out of prison this Sept. and Thom said, "Why is it all the people you two know are either in jail, or getting out of jail?"...I said..'Hell, it's West, how smart do you think the criminals are?"
I have seen a bunch of old friends in the store..and they are all so supportive and glad to see me out among the living..Even though I have been back for 14 years..since I don't drink, don't go to the bars(cept for the occasional Cowboy games)and they are all still out there drinking and getting drunk..So they don't see me and figure if I'm not in the bars drinking, I must have moved away..jeez, some things never change..and I do mean somethings NEVER change...Inky and I were waiting for the clock to hit 8pm and he said..'there's Bimbo H.'...I said 'damn, I haven't seen him in at least 15 years or so..'....so he comes in and is drunk on his big ole fat ass...weaving drunk..looking for energy drinks and candy bars..He sees me and is all happy to see me so I go around the counter to get my hug and he hugs me real tight and unsnaps my bra...yup..somethings never change..This is the guy that when we first moved to West, we heard nothing but Bimbo stories...Bimbo beat this guy up, Bimbo tosses sticks of dynamite into the pond and caught 73 fish, Bimbo stabbed this guy with a screw driver..just a litany of Bimbo stories..and Maryjo is about 7-8 years old and has heard all the stories..so we're at the street dance getting soda pop from Pope's grocery and there's Bimbo..so we say our howdy's and I say 'Maryjo, this is Bimbo'..Maryjo looks at him slowly...from foot to head to foot.....then says:'I thought you would be bigger.'....
Bimbo being average high and weight...every one around us cracked up laughing..and he has never forgotten it either..
While working yesterday(today is one of my 2 days off) one of the ladies from the bank Linda K. came in with her daughter and grand baby...she was so glad to see me and to know I'm working and we talked for a long time and then when she checked out she reached across the counter and hugged my neck really tight and said:"you know we all love you so much at the bank, you're our favorite person.'....jeez..nearly made me cry..And people want to know why I won't live anywhere else but West, by Goddess, Texas.....And to top it off....Brat Prince's daddy Johnny gave me some deer sausage..how great is that?..
Don't know when I will have the energy to post again..may sneak in another stumble upon post..they crack me up...
y'all come back and see me now....ya hea?

15 comments:

sageweb said...

I can't wait till I grow up and can come to West and see you. I laughed the whole time I was reading your post..plus a guy named Bimbo I can't miss that

jan said...

What a great movie this would be. I see Jackie played by Meryl Streep and Bimbo by George Clooney,

yellowdog granny said...

sage:oh bimbo is a story all by hisownself..ha..and you can come down anytime..come for westfest...labor day weekend..

jan:i see me played by kath bates and bimbo by john goodman..ha

Elizabeth said...

I think Kathy Bates would be perfect for you! Sweetness and bite, all in the same package. Here's a hug for you, too.

kath said...

so many hours jac! get yourself some good shoes, and I mean GOOD. It will catch up with you if you don't ..

make sure you take it easy o your off time..

speaking of work..

my coffee pot won't

my laptop wouldn't and now I have to..

wtf?!?!

is mercury in retrograde again or what>>>?

Cheesemeister said...

I can say nothing more sage than this:
WORK SUCKS!

Nit Wit said...

Inky and Bimbo and telling your boss fuck you! The job should give you a bunch of stuff to post about. Won't be long before you'll be running the place. $8 a week sounds like a great deal for medical insurance.
My union just got us a new contract (only 7 months late) and one of the big sticking points was the increased cost of insurance and pension contributions by the company. I think it comes to more than $250 a week. I don't have to pay anything but if The Boss didn't have good insurance I would join the plan where I pay $25 a week to get lower deductable. Right now what mine doesn't cover hers pays.
I know you only took that job so you could get first crack at buying any Gnomes that come in to be sold.
It will be nice if you get the extra hours and don't have to stock so much. That bending and lifting can't be good for your back.
You gotta take care of yourself; the hospital might not let you use the web.
Happy St. Paddy's day! Thanks for the E-card. The first E-mail I opened when I got home from work.
I when to House of Satan on my way home and got a new wireless keyboard since I killed one Tuesday night. Doesn't it type pretty? I just wish it would learn how to spell.

yellowdog granny said...

elizabeth:not sure about the sweetness thing...careful..you'll ruin my well crafted reputation of being a bad ass..right back atcha..
kath:yup.that's the first thing im going to buy is a good pair of shoes...hope the repair fairy comes and fixes all your stuff..
cheesey:ah, so far this has been an easy gig and the people i work with are terrific and i love most of my customers..except for the mom's who let their kids run amuk..and you know how that goes over...'hey lady, call off your kid'...
nitwit;yah, i hope bimbo keeps coming back..he'll make for some great stories...he's my old boyfriend james's brother..which reminds me..james is playing in west and think i will go see him play..going to drag babs with me..im hoping that when bratprince goes in today they hire him and then he can work my shift and i can work the day shift..right away..cause im ready...all i can think of is...i can get the tooth that i chipped on a dr.pepper bottle fixed.horay...\oooh, nice typing..and it spells ok..
get some sleep..

LostInCO said...

I hope you aren't working too much! Always love your stories. You are so funny! Marjo meeting Bimbo made me laugh out loud.

yellowdog granny said...

lost:i love telling that story about maryjo and bimbo..i think in her little mind anyone that did all those things had to be a giant and when he was just your average looking guy..she was sorely dissapointed..ha...

Nit Wit said...

Let me guess, you wanted a Dublin Dr. Pepper and didn't have a can opener?

yellowdog granny said...

nitwit:are you kidding? i never go anywhere without my bottle opener..as they don't open them in the stores..

Kalibitch said...

"i don't have a meth lab - never ever)"

freaking hilarious. you did a nice long post for being so bone weary. smooches JackieSue, hard working woman.

McRaven said...

I am having a hard enough time trying to post crap errr stuff and to respond...I don't know how you do it. SupperJackie.

xoxoxoxox

yellowdog granny said...

kali:i have a feeling that was taken some place out in the country here between tokio and west..i thought you were on vacation?..
mcraven:ahh, i only do things i like to do and enjoy...so that's easy..like being your friend..