Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Well, I didn't have to work with Crystal tonight after all. I almost had to work with Tanner instead, but then he got fired, and there was much rejoicing. Crystal called in saying she couldn't work tonight, so they called Tanner in, and he was supposed to be there at four. At ten after four he still hadn't shown up, and Curtis decided that if he wasn't there in a few minutes, he would call Allen, the General Manager, and see if he could fire Tanner. Everyone got really excited, hoping Tanner wouldn't show up. He didn't, so Curtis called Allen, but there was no answer. At 4:30 he tried again, still no answer, so he called all the other managers, and they said to fire him, so Curtis gave Tanner until 5:00, and when he still hadn't arrived, he fired him. Or he tried to. He finally got ahold of Allen, and Allen said not to fire him since it was supposed to be his day off anyway, which is weird, because we've fired people before for not coming in when they were called in. We were all extremely upset that Tanner didn't get fired. Curtis was so mad he was throwing stuff around, and kicking things. Then about 15 minutes later, Tanner called, and said he was late because he was out partying all night and kept falling asleep. Curtis called Allen again, and told him what Tanner said, so Allen said to fire him. As soon as Curtis hung up the phone he yelled, "YES!" very, very loudly. Everyone else was happy too. Since we fired someone we also hired a new girl tonight, and she actually came in and worked tonight. It's too soon to tell if she's going to be a good employee or not. She's only 16 and is a friend of a girl that used to work there that wasn't a very good worker, and that I hated, and still hate.

Tonight was very busy, and I'm worn out now. We got busy after the OU game ended, we expected that. But, for some reason, it stayed busy for about 4 hours. It also seemed much busier than it actually was, because our back liners sucked tonight, and they were extremely slow getting the food out. People were waiting up to 8 minutes for just a few burgers. Adam has only worked there for a little over a week, but he should be better than that by now. The other guy, Nathan, has worked there for over 6 months, but for some reason lately he keeps getting slower and slower.

You may have noticed that I use people's real names when I'm talking about them. I've noticed some people on their blogs don't use names, or say things like "Today I talked to M about C." Not me, I don't care. I don't know why anyone would do that anyway, maybe they're afraid the people they're talking about will read their blog, or that people will see these names and figure out who the person writing the blog is, and where they live or something. I guess most of them are just doing the whole "The names have been changed to protect the innocent," thing. Not me, I don't care. As Kurt Vonnegut, one of the worlds greatest writers, often begins his books:

"All persons living and dead are purely coincidental, and should not be construed. No names have been changed in order to protect the innocent. Angels protect the innocent as a matter of Heavenly routine."