And this is why I love batman comics
I’ll level with you guys, I don’t have a huge amount of stories from just Game Stop, I worked at many other retail/food service/construction/janitorial/teaching positions in my tenure in the workforce, so I will pull stories from all of those experiences to fill what is going to be a weekly segment in this “blogadoodle” (patent pending)
Tale Number #1
The Bucket of Soap
Now, many of you out there have had experience with the substance know as soap, in this case specfically, laundry detergent.
Its a fine substance, makes my unmentionables all clean and soft ya know. But all of you who may have come into direct contact with the stuff, know that it is a very difficult thing to clean off yourself, or say the floor if you spill it.
Let’s back up a bit for a moment. When i was a senior in high school, the summer before I went to university I had a job at the local big box store. We’ll call it by its less hilarious name, Berkley&Jensen’s Wholesale Membership Club. I was a cart attendant, which was a fancy name for “Janitor.”
Now, it wasn’t to hard to clean the store, it was a huge warehouse of a building, with smooth concrete floors. So a broom and a mop was all I ever needed to make sure you could eat off the floor (but seriously don’t do that, its gross yo.) So one day I was just minding my own business, patrolling the parking lot, when suddenly my little walkie-talkie goes,
*PSSSH* Uh Greatest (my name, as far as you know), we uh, have a spill, we need you to come take a look at it.”
Now, this is a weird request. Normally they’d just say “Hey, Greatest, mop some shit up please, k, thanks” But no, they want to look at it first. So i take my line of thirty carts and push them into there row in front of the store and walk to where my manager is standing waving me over to the spill.
Quick sidebar again, last one I promise, for those of you who have never shopped/worked at a big box store, heres the skinny. They don’t sell normal sized anything. Everything comes in bulk. Its the kind of place you go when you really really need a single pack of 30,000 hot dogs. And this was true of everything, gallons of milk came in two packs, buckets of ketchup, and palettes of saltines. Nothing came in a small container. In particularly soap came in huge 5-7 gallon buckets. For when you needed enough to wash every piece of clothing who have ever owned…..EVER
So that aside, I walked up to my manager, who was looking very distraught. He point down the aisle, and thats when I saw it…. the horror…..
Some nice, little, old, prolly senile old lady, had a need for several gallons of lavender scented laundry detergent. Now, these buckets where heavy, heavy enough where the strapping young lad I was needed at least three fingers on his beefy muscled arm to pick it up over his head (details may be exaggerated). This woman was maybe three feet tall, and looked to weigh about the same as a piece of tissue. She had tried to pick up the bucket herself, rather than get an employee to come help, as we would have happily done. Instead, she tried to pick it up herself. She managed to get it at least a couple feet off the ground, when she dropped it.
AND THATS WHEN SHIT GOT REAL
The plastic bucket that held the soap could be described as thin at best, at worst I believe i said it was made with lies and regrets held together with the dreams of orphans (i was angry when that came up) So of course, when it hit the ground. It EXPLODED soap all over the aisle, purple, lavender scented, laundry detergent everywhere.
The lady was embarrassed, and we told her it was okay, and I helped walk her through the soap so she didn’t slip and sue us for breaking every hip she had. And as she continued shopping, and it came down to me cleaning it.
So I grab the only mop I have, and start trying to mop it up as best as I can. And all that happens is that I have now frothed up the entire aisle with light purple lavender scented bubbles, and coated the floor with a new frictionless sheen of soapy water.
So my co-workers notice this shitload of bubbles and my slipping and came running. And thats when we started up the newest attraction to the area, Disney on Ice: White Trash edition.
I like to say we didn’t get in trouble. But we did. I eventually got the soap cleaned up. but the lavender scent stills persists in that whole store, having been back recently 6 years still hasn’t gotten rid of the lavender.
So i left a lasting mark on that store. and a new found respect for laundry detergent, and how big of a pain in the ass it can be.
So yeah, this story went nowhere, but thats how life is you know.
So, I vowed I would post more, and use this as a journally thingy to talk with people who may or may not be just figments of my imagination
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I got busy with life stuff.
That life stuff being a job at the local Game Stop. I have no fear telling you all my super fun stories about the many interesting (read insane) people who have shopped there during my year of employment, as I have quit that hell pit, and moved on to the much more relaxing job of Substitute Teaching.
Indeed, be afraid my dear figments, people are trusting me to educate their children.
SO, I guess this is essentially a renewal of my New Years resolution from the past, to actually use this thing more. I have some writing ideas I would like to test out, gaming things to share and talk about, experiences in the work force you wouldn’t even begin to believe. So yeah…….
Here’s to being The Greatest Alive again.
So i realized I have no followers just yet. And I have no idea how to get any. Soooo, this will be a fun adventure.
So to start here is what I am going to do, I am changing my tumblr picture, thingy. The quiet samurai has been a good place holder, but now I need something neat. So i’m off to the interweb to find a good replacement. If any of the few people who are currently following me have suggestions, please let me know. Until then, here’s to new beginnings.
2012-2013 has been one of the hardest years of my life. My family and I have lost people, we have had troubles, and I personally have had life get out of hand.
That’s not to say all is bad, I have also had great moments, major victories and amazing love enter my life. Its been great.
I sit here now, near midnight, sleepy, about to move from one part of my life to the next, and I am watching one of my heroes and inspirations talk about life in general and how it hits hard, how to bounce back, and how to take back control to make things happen.
So now I’m taking some advice, sense everyone dies and there is nothing to do to stop it, why not try things and create things, reach for dreams and take chances? So I am going to come back to my blog pretty hardcore (not in a sticky and naked way) and try to crank out posts, stories, and just express myself for the sake of myself.
So here’s to why not, here is to trying to be the Greatest Alive again, and here’s to anyone out there who may find this to be a good thing, bad thing, or something not worth their time. I’m in it for me, and I would love for you all to join me and let’s have a ball.
The Greatest Alive
- 1 year ago
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After almost a year gone, I slowly dip my toes back into tumblr with a playlist shuffle pic. This is gonna be some off the chain type shit yall
1.Nausicaa Requiem (feat. Neroargento & Yoko Hallelujah) - Imaginary Flying Machines - Princess Ghibli
2. Never Had it - Flobots - Fight With Tools
3. Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless - The Pretty Reckless (EP)
4. Not Afraid (Prod. by Boi-1da) - Eminem - Recovery
5. Middle of Nowhere - Hot Hot Heat - Elevator
6. Death Valley Queen - Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies
7. Go-Go Gadget Gospel - Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
8. Bartender Song (Sittin’ At a Bar) - Rehab feat. Hank WIlliams, Jr - Bartender Song (Sittin’ At a Bar) Single
9. My Last Breath - Evanescence - Fallen
10. Duncan - Paul Simon - The Essential Paul Simon
- 1 year ago
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