Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The tale of the green nine

Hi. My name is Mark, and I am an addict. A Rook addict, that is. My friends, the Matlocks, have gotten me hooked on the game. For any non-Rook players, I guess it is similar to Euchre (sp?)

I really am not addicted, at least I don't think so, but I sure do love to play the game. Oddly enough, I never thought the game looked interesting. It is one of those games you have to play to learn and appreciate.

We got together tonight for food and Rook. Kristin and Cindy came up, and we had Papa Murphy's pizza, a pizza shop that makes the pizza on disposable trays, and you take home and bake yourself. Cindy brought a brownie plate and two kinds of ice cream, and I also made a pan of chocolate chip cookies (Tollhouse batter I put in a cake pan and baked). :-)

Sadly, things did not go well for the team of Kristin and Mark. I think I played decent, we just didn't get good cards. We lost 4 out of 5 games. The other team got so cocky, I was sure it would come back on them, but it seemed to spur them on - when I get smug about winning, I start to lose - how in the world does the opposite happen to them?!

Oh well, we had fun, and though the other team of Cindy and Steven need a bog dose of losing to take them down a peg, it was all in good fun, and I can't wait til next time. Sadly, we need 4 people to play, and we all 4 can't get together at the drop of a hat.

I bought a brand-new deck of Rook cards for the night - Steve's deck has one card that stands out, the green nine. It got wet, so you can pick it out of a card line-up. As luck would have it, someone, I won't mention any names, but he is a male, spilled coffee on his cards he was just dealt, and of course one of the brand-new cards that receoved a coffee baptisism, was the green nine. We switched out the damaged cards from my deck for the good cards fro, his deck, but the cause of the new deck being bought, the greeen nine, is now in my deck, and still stands out like a sore thumb. What are the odds?

Work still has me pretty depressed and upset. If I didn't have only a little over 4 months left, I think I would be looking elsewhere. I despise the crafts department that much. In my other department, I would usually get my freight that I ordered all checked in and put out by the end of truck day, unless the truck was late. With crafts, it is going on through Tuesday, and usually on through Wednesday, and that is with someone helping me for a few hours. Plus, doing the ordering process itself took me 3-3 1/2 hours in Home Accents, and in crafts it is taking me 6 1/2 - 7 hours. As soon as I get my order checked in, I have to turn around and start the next order. Added to the frustration, is the fact that I am called up to run the cash register several times in between, it is overwhelming me.

They hired someone new for the other department this week-end. The other lady they hired quit before she started - she said that they weren't paying her enough for all she would have to do. Welcome to my world!

I am not sure what to do. Sunday night before I went to bed, I took a Melatonen, a pill that isn't a sleeping pill, but is supposed to help you sleep, if that makes sense. I was dreading Monday so much that I was awake I think every hour of the night. Mondays are 12 hour days, so when I don't get much sleep, than work 12 hours plus, I am exhausted. I dread going to work more than ever, and even on the shorter days, find myself wore out.

Today, I had an episode with a customer at the register. She argued about something being on sale, then the total wasn't right. Anyway, I admit I didn't act friendly and courteous, but did apologize. She called in and complained about me. My boss was nice about it and said not to worry about it, but how am I supposed to be all cheery and happy while running the register, when I have tons of freight waiting me in the back of the store? I felt like quitting yesterday and today more than anyone can imagine, but I need money too bad. I have to try to save for moving, and don't have a fraction of what I am going to need for that. In addition, I hate to get a new job for just a few short months, if I could get one.

I hate to go negative 2 posts in a row, but I am really discouraged and depressed, and this change at work has made it a lot worse. And the knowledge is there that it will all start over again next Monday. Sigh.

On another note, we are getting more than our share of rain here in Southern Indiana. It has rained all day today, yesterday, and tomorrow looks pretty wet too. At least it isn't all snow. :-)

Well, I have rambled on and on, so I'd better close in case anyone is reading this, before they drop off to sleep! If you are reading this, say a prayer for me, especially regarding work. I could sure use it.


Kim M. said...

So glad you have joined blogspot! I like it much better than myspace.
That's too funny about the green nine!!!!
Sorry to hear your job isn't great.