The thing that really sucks about working over 50 hours a week is that when you're not working, all you want to do is sleep... at least, that's the case for me. And even on my days "off" I've still been working--for example, yesterday (and today and tomorrow) we're having special school-group shows at 9am. Today I don't even get to go home when the last popcorn kernel is swept up, because I'm on noon to midnight.
I bet you're as tired of my whining as I am! Send me thousands of dollars so I can quit my job and I'll shut up....
I had a long and crappy day at work, topped off by a pack of about twenty 13/14 year olds being dropped off for the 9:30 show. They were loud and obnoxious and I had to threaten to toss them out to get them to stop shooting spit balls across the aisles at each other.
Then, of course, after my twelve hour day, I had to wait until the caravan of SUVs and mini-vans eventually rolled up in front of the theater to collect them in groups of two and three. The movie was over at 11. The last credit was done by 11:07. I just got home.
I don't know which I hate more--my job, or those kids' parents....
So when I got home from work last night, munu was down again. It seems some petty islamofascists have targeted My Pet Jawa
It's a group of Turkish Islamist hacker-wannabe's going after The Jawa Report. They can't actually break in, so they've settled for a Distributed Denial of Service attack which takes us offline.
Ordinarily, inability to post or to read my favorite blogs would be a major annoyance. But, under the circumstances, I feel proud to be a Munuvian rather than irritated that I've been inconvenienced.
You can judge us by our enemies....
I've been procrastinating adding new Alliance members. I was going to do it on Tuesday, but I put it off until today. I was going to do it today, but decided to take a nap instead. Now that I've had my nap, I decided to blog about not doing it rather than just get it over with.
This way, I now have a post for today and still haven't added the new members... I see a new career path opening up ahead of me: Procrastination Consultant!
Now I just need a catchy slogan....
The other day a customer asked for his money back because he hadn't realized that "Failure to Launch" was a chick-flick.
If anyone is at fault here, it's the studio for giving a Romantic Comedy a title that sounds like a Harrison Ford Thriller. We don't make the movies, we just show 'em.
Now, what's that saying again about people who assume....?
I went to McDonald's drive-through for a salad on my way to work yesterday, and someone had stolen their Ronald McDonald House donation box!
What is wrong with people? Isn't it bad enough that people steal posters, and straw dispensers and salt shakers from the Dollar Movies? Do they have to steal from charity, too?
I blame FDR....
I hate people.
I would have a great job if it weren't for the f***ing customers.
I'm actually having a beer when I have to open tomorrow, because I am so disturbed by an encounter I had with a customer, five minutes before I was supposed to get off work. Actually, it was with a customer's father. This man's precious darling (who he dropped off in front of the theater and came to pick up two hours later, because she is not old enough to drive) was with several other teen-aged girls who, after having been warned that they were disturbing other customers, were kicked out of the movie when they continued their disruptive behavior.
The father was irate that we took the word of another patron over that of his precious daughter.
Hmmm....a pack of feral teen-aged girls vs. a mom with her six-year-old...obviously the teenagers were the victims here!
It frosts my Cheerios when parents expect the theater to do their parenting for them. Yes, he apparently expected me to sit with that group of girls to watch the movie, to make sure that they behaved with proper decorum when away from parental constraints.
Mister, let me tell you something that I wish now I had said to your face: I once was a teen-aged girl, and you're darn right I'll take the word of an adult over theirs as to what constitutes polite behavior in public!
Guess it's time that the Dollar Movies invested in infrared security cameras and directional microphones so the miscreants can be caught on tape...
UPDATE: Sorry, folks--for some reason this post has attracted a record amount of comment spam, and I'm tired of deleting it, so I'm closing the comments...
Well, I worked 11 hours and 58 minutes yesterday, so I'm going to just veg out today, since tomorrow is going to be another evil day. I would have gotten off work a little sooner, but unclaimed children were waiting for a ride at 11:20pm.
What is wrong with people?????
I watched Underworld:Evolution last night. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one, but maybe that's because my expectations were too high. The vampires and werewolves were cool, though...
Harvey tagged me, and for once I'm grateful because it gives me something to blog about....
5 things in my fridge:
* Half a half gallon of 2% milk
* A quarter of a gallon of Arizona iced tea
* 4 eggs
* Vicks Nyquil (it tastes better cold)
* 11 packets of Taco Bell mild taco sauce
5 things in my closet:
* A wool blanket
* My late aunt's suitcase
* A jewelry box
* My childhood Barbies
5 things in my purse:
* Avon lipstick (Always Rose)
* Avon blush (Mauve)
* Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum
* Pocket knife
5 things in my car:
* Motor oil
5 people I want to torture with this meme:
Munu has been the target of a Denial-of-Service attack, which is why you haven't been able to get your favorite Munuvians to load.
Keep your fingers crossed that Pixy has it under control....
Yesterday's twelve-hour day was a killer. I think I'm getting too old for this! There was so much to do, however, that the day seemed to go by rather quickly. Today is a short day--only 10 hours! Whoo-hoo!
Well, tommorow hell starts. We'll be running noon to midnight seven days a week. That means I have to hire more staff, which means they have to be trained, which means they'll screw up a few times before they catch on, which means I'll have plenty of fires to put out until the newbies are up to speed.
Send Firemen, stat!