Okay, I'm better.
I've accepted that I didn't pass the MTELs and promptly signed up for the next test. The good news is, because the results of the first test came out after the deadline for registration of the second test (and was during the late registration period) I had my late fee waived. So that's an extra $30.00 saved. And my grandparents, God I love them so, paid for the test for me, on account of me having almost no money.
And work has been a lot better. After a seriously rough, rough day (where I could no longer comprehend the stupidity of humanity and had just about had it with my boss, who, bless his soul, honestly, is not doing well. And by that, I mean he's not even the same man who hired me six years ago. He's hostile and angry and yells at everyone about the smallest things and watching him deteriorate so quickly is heartbreaking), I decided that these last couple of shifts were going to be the best shifts ever. And then, I went into work that very next day and found that the afternoon shift had do nothing
. They didn't clean anything, they didn't restock anything AND I was three minutes late to work, but by the time I got there, their cars weren't even in the parking lot. So, after ranting for a bit, I decided that I was going to make a sign and post it on the schedule wall. It reads:
All daytime employees:
The afternoon checklist must
be completed before you leave for the night.
One of the girls I work with goes, I thought you were going to be the nicest employee ever? I said, yeah, I am. That's why I'm making the sign and not talking to them about it.
I can't wait to get back to work in the spring. I have plans. I'm going to overhaul this job, for real. We're going to have daily goals and daily assignments until the place runs the way it used to, when I first started out. Because the employees my boss's son hired are shit. Half of them don't show up (and when half of them do, they're excellent workers, which is depressing for the rest of us when they don't show) and half of them are idiots. If he had taken the time to interview them, honestly, he would have realized why he shouldn't hire them.
I'm ranting. Bad ranting. Back to the good.
Me and my little brother went out last night, as sort of our final hang out night before we both go back to school. We went to this new hibachi place that just opened up and it was delicious. We sat with a family of six, whose elder couple was celebrating their wedding anniversay. So our chef starting cutting up zucchini and tossing it up so we could catch it in our mouth. Well, the youngest of the other family went, didn't catch a thing. Then the chef tried the other brother. Nadda. He went through the two girls with no result and finally, the dad caught it on his sixth or seventh try. The mom was a disaster. Then my brother goes - BAM! Caught it on the first try. The chef turns to me and I'm all, absolutely not, get out of here but he tosses it anyway and BAM! I caught it on the first try too. The family clapped for us and it was awesome. We also saw The Change Up. It actually had a lot more nudity and swearing than I would have thought but it was high-larious and I love Ryan Renoylds. And Olivia Wilde! I'd watch anything with her in it. (I have watched almost everything with her in it. Including that shit-tastic Year One movie.)
And yesterday, I picked up my new glasses. This morning I finally figured out what they look like. Section men, from the 40's and 50's. I AM ONE STEP CLOSER TO LIVING A LIFE RIGHT OUT OF A JD. SALINGER NOVEL.
AND! I used chopsticks the whole time we were out to dinner. Clumsily, I might add, but I used them. yesssirrr
should be so proud.EDIT
: Oh, and yesssirrr
made my day even better yesterday, when her mail finally got here. I love Kit Kats right out of the fridge.