Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fat People Have Feelings Too

Lately, I have been doing very good with my self esteem and self confidence. And then today happened. I don't understand how some people think that they can give unsolicited advice. So here is what happened.

I was at work and we were busier than Wal-Mart on black Friday selling $20 PlayStations, and I get this real ass wipe of a customer. I go up to him, introduce my name, and he starts telling me his whole life story. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind to listening, but please keep it to the matter at hand.

So by now I am researching this customers account and of course the store is packed and very loud. Didn't help any matters that next to my customer was a couple arguing over who was going to get the upgraded cell phone. ( I love it when wives call their husbands bastards in my store...makes my day). Now apparently I was not reading fast enough because this customer decided to give me a tip. Now these are his exact words. "Katey, write this down. You will want to remember it. Apple. Cider. Vinegar. Pills. They will help you loose those extra pounds you have carrying around. I take them and all my cravings for food went away." Now, as I am listening to this customer say this to me, I am just shocked. I can't believe my ears. I kept thinking, "when did we get on my weight and what gives this guy the balls to even suggest a tip on losing weight to me?" And then my favorite thought crossed my mind. I thought, "how bad can I fuck up this guys account?"

So I calmly locked my computer. Put my hand up in front of the customer to stop his rambling. And politely informed him of this, "Sir, I appreciate your concern over my weight and I do apologize if I offend you in any way. However, in February I had the gastric bypass, and not like it's any of your business, but since then I have lost 115 pounds. I am sure you have heard of this surgery. Now I would appreciate if we could get back to the matter at hand. And by the way,  I wouldn't take any more of those pills if I were you. I heard they cause erectile dysfunction." And I calmly walked to the door that leads to the back room.

I can still feel the fire. I am still so mad at some stupid old man who made a silly little comment to me that was totally unsolicited. He had no right. When I got home this evening and told my husband, he told me to let it go. However, the more and more I thought of it, the more and more I got pissed. How can any human not realize that saying something like that would cause them harm. It hurt my feelings. I harbored this all day. I let him win.

One of my favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt and she once said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." I have ran that quote in my mind ever since it happened. I pretty much gave him consent and let him get to me. Damn him. I let him effect my whole day. Damn him! May he have diarrhea for a whole day. The really runny kind that burns your asshole.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Lousy Life and Other Rantings

So here I am at work havin a shit ton day. Now just to fill you in, I work for a cellular company as a customer service representative. Now most days I enjoy my job, but lately it seems to be a drag. Customers have been real bitches and assholes lately. They act like it is their right to get something, or in most cases everything, free. And they love to yell at me for the littlest thing.
I am currently doing the greeting shift. What is greeting you ask? Ever walked into Wal-Mart and have a geriatric say "welcome to Wal-Mart!" Well that is what I am doing for my company right now. Every single customer immediately hates me. Why? Cause I ask them in nice terms, "what the hell do you want now?" And then let the bitching begin. So on this particular occasion a lady walks in and I ask her the famous question and she takes a deep breath and begins yelling at me about how her husband hates his phone and wants a different one. So then I politely ask her if she brought the box and cables that came with the phone in with her to exchange the phone. (Here comes the funny part). She gives me a look of pure shit and says, "they didn't tell me that I would need it when I called customer support. You all are fu*king assholes I swear!". So you can see my temptation from my next comment. I sweetly ask her, "Miss what store have you ever been able to return an item without the box and original receipt?" Now get this..she doesn't get mad or angry..she laughs. She tells me while laughing and walking out the door that she will be back with the box.
I just don't get people anymore. Maybe I need to get out of retail aspect of the job force. But what jobs are out there now? Now don't get me wrong, I love the company I work for and I cannot see myself leaving anytime soon, but I would love to go back to college and finish my degree for education.
Another thing that just pisses me off about my job is that just today they changed my scheduled hours. My schedule used to be 10-7 everyday and now they moved it to 11-8. Now you are probably thinking, "it's just an hour difference. " But most days I drive an hour to work, so that means I am working the whole freakin day. Just pisses me off.
Of course with working retail, I work retail hours, and that just blows. Don't even talk to me around Christmas time. That is my dreaded holiday.
But what is a girl to do? I am just gonna suck it up, pull up my big girl panties and do it. I am gonna be like the Nike slogan "Just do it". And hopefully a great job opportunity will present itself. Or I will win the lottery. Yeah right, in my dreams.
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