Remember when you could go to McDonald’s and get a breakfast MEAL for $1.99??? Well folks, I went there this morning (because I was actually up before the 10:30am cut off) and got myself a #3 meal. How much did it cost, you ask? $3.79!!! That’s just crazy, and a crying shame. I guess I won’t be eating at Micky D’s for awhile…
Also on my mind – the other day I was at Walmart shopping for a certain gift for a certain holiday coming up and while I was shopping there I came to the conclusion that Walmart only hires those people who are completely incompetent to do more than one thing at once. Picture this: There are THREE women behind the counter and while my mom and I are standing there they all ‘look’ busy. One is SITTING on the floor PLAYING with the price sticker machine, one is LOOKING at what is in the case below her and the other is actually ringing up a customer (she’s ok in my book). My mom finally has to ask to be helped and the woman looking at the case says she can’t do anything because she doesn’t have a key – Um, HELLO! Ask for a key!!!
Finally, after a heavy sigh and an eye-roll better than I could have done, she walked over and ‘helped’ us. When I say ‘helped’ I mean she put in as much effort as I would if I HAD to get up and do something during Alias… Moving on – so, my Mom and I decide on what we want to purchase and she puts the item in a bag. This would be fine and dandy if we were buying a shirt or something to that effect, but we weren’t. I finally asked Ms. Helpful if she would mind finding a box and she replied, without even looking, that they didn’t have any. I then said that the item purchased was for a gift and I would not be giving it to him in a walmart bag. Then, magically, a box appeared. BUT, this does not end there. This woman tried to STUFF the item in the box. She took it apart and tried to get it to fit in the box. She finally, somehow, got it in there, and we paid and left. When we got to the car we looked at the item in the box and took it out. Ms. Helpful didn’t even try to put the item in the right way! It reminded me of when I was little and we would play with the circle, square and triangle blocks to get them into the correct shaped holes. Ms. Helpful had obviously never played that little game when she was younger.
That was my lovely experience with an incompetent person…why must there be so many of them out there?????
In other news – I still don’t have a job. It’s not that I haven’t been looking though, because I have. I have applied at 10, yes TEN, different places and so far no luck. I have a stack of about 6 more applications to drop off tomorrow so hopefully something will come from them. I don’t want to go back to Dions. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy working there…I did…when I was a Junior in high school. I’m a Senior in college now. I realize I’m running low on options, but I don’t enjoy working at a place where the workers actually act like children. During this past winter when Laura and I were working there a girl actually SAT DOWN on the floor while making a salad and said “This is too hard and I’m tired”. COME ON!!!! That’s just RIDICULOUS. GEEZ.
If I don’t find something by next week my only other option might be to move down to Las Cruces about a month earlier than I thought and find a job down there…and I really don’t want to do that. I like living at home now and I like living in Albuquerque but if it means that I can start making money sooner, then I might go.
With that said…I’m gonna go see about getting me a job….