October 30, 2004
Tornado Watches and Snow
Yesterday was interesting enough. I got done working around 2 and came home and it was way too warm for the end of October. It was also extremely muggy for October; you don't normally see a 60 degree dew point in late fall. So of course that resulted in a tornado watch being issued for our area until 9pm and re-issued until midnight. Well of course you would never know that we even had storms last night if you were outside today. I guess that was summer's last stand and now winter has been given the clearance to show and prove. Snow is in the forecast Monday and supposedly again on Friday. What kind of bullshit is that? Obviously fall and winter are officially here. How can I tell you ask? Because we are turning the clocks back an hour. Although I would never bitch about getting an extra hour of sleep going on here, I would like to point out how completely stupid this is. What the fuck is the point anyway? So I turn my clock back and I get an extra hour of sleep tonight, but then tomorrow night it is suddenly dark out at five o'clock. Now that's some bullshit.
I got off work today and I stopped at another grocery store because they were selling hamburger for $1.48/lb and I decided I should get myself some. Well I get up front and like a magnet I was attracted to the lane with the girl that had only been working there since this morning. There is some woman in front of me with all kinds of produce and this cashier, and I use this term loosely, was completely dumbfounded by what was in front of her. She took a shot at cucumbers and was correct, but the green onions stumped her. She started the order out by scanning the coupons and she couldn't grasp that they weren't ringing up at all. Even I know that you have to have the items scanned before you ring the coupons through, but apparently this girl's 20 minutes of training didn't cover that portion. So two hours later after my hamburger had developed E Coli and a host of other potentially serious bacteria growths, I got out of there. And I thought I hated my store.
Then as I'm leaving the store there are about three people standing in the raised median of the divided highway holding John Kerry signs. That's kind of pointless isn't it? Look, I've kind of stated it before and I'll run it by everyone once again. If someone wants to vote for George Bush they aren't going to change their minds because they see a sign with John Kerry's name on it, even if there is a person attached to it standing in the middle of the road. Let's break this down to simpler terms. Let's say George Bush is a Coke, and John Kerry is a Pepsi, ok, following me so far? Now you're an avid Coke drinker, some might even call you a Coke sucker, especially the ones that drink Pepsi. Now being the Coke sucker that you are, if I stand there and hold a sign that says Pepsi on it, what are you going to do? Unless you are so swayed by a piece of heavy duty paper that bears a name on it, I'm thinking you will keep on drinking your Coke. The same thing goes for the election. That's another thing that bugs me. When these candidates go out there campaigning they always play their own crowds. How the hell do you expect to make any ground if all you do is talk in front of people that already think you are the shit and are going to vote for you already?
Well no matter how stupid I think the campaigns are and the candidates for that matter, I'm going to vote the same way I did four years ago. Not for GWB.
Posted by Dave at 07:54 PM
October 26, 2004
Honestly for whatever reason, I'm not really to into Halloween this year. It is only five more days from now and I couldn't give a shit. I have four pumpkings sitting in the garage that I don't even know if I want to carve. It's rather unusual for me because normally I like to do that, just haven't decided whether or not I am going to yet. One of the problems is that I will be working on Halloween this year, as well as having inventory on the day. Nothing puts a damper on Halloween like having inventory on that day. One of the cool things about it being on Sunday though is that maybe some of the uptight religious freaks may get upset about people dressing up like devils and what not on Sunday. Speaking of which, when I was 12 I went to a costume contest at a church dressed as a devil and I won first place. Take that fuckers.
I happened to catch the last five minutes of the Maury Povich show today and surprisingly he was doing a show about women that fuck every man they've ever met and then want him to do a DNA test for them so they can figure out who the daddy is. The test I would assume is free as long as you want to take your slutty white trash ass on TV and let the world know you're a whore. Tonight in the last few minutes of the show that I saw the woman and either her husband or lover or brother, I don't know because I didn't see it from the start... anyway they had a 10 month old and she wasn't sure if it was his because when she got pregnant she was fucking with eight different guys. Well as luck would have it the poor guy turned out to be the father and therefore didn't call her a stupid bitch and walk out on her (I think I still would reserve that as an option). Maury asked her if her man wasn't the dad would she want to contact the other men and try to find out who the father was and she said no because she knows they would be nothing but a druggie and she didn't want to expose the kid to that kind of stuff. So, if her man wasn't the daddy she didn't want to explore her other 8 options, then why the fuck did she even waste everyone's time by coming on the show in the first place? Had the poor misguided soul that turned out to be the father found out he wasn't the dad, and she wasn't going to pursue any other of her choices, why did she embarras herself and her man by coming on the show in the first place? If she wants to be a cum catcher than that's fine but spare me your 15 minutes of fame please.
Posted by Dave at 05:01 PM
October 21, 2004
Four Days Off
Today is Friday for me. I've got tomorrow through Monday off so I will be happy for a short time. Anytime I am not working I am happy. Now my company has changed it's signage yet again. I believe this is the third or fourth time in five years. We have these but fucking ugly yellow signs. We no longer have signs that distinguish between ad items and in store specials anymore; they are all on the same sign. We also have a large list of items that will now carry an "EVERYDAY LOW PRICE" sign on them, as well as all of our private label. Let me repeat that for you... ALL of our private label. That means at any given time our aisles are going to be littered with signs which as far as I'm concerned is going to make it harder for customers to shop because these ugly ass dayglo yellow signs are going to be screaming at them. There is a slight difference between the ad/special signs and the everyday signs, but the fact is that they are all yellow and by god are they ugly. Another thing that they changed was making the scanning policy go away. We used to have a policy where if something scanned wrong that the customer would get the item free of charge. That was then changed to have a five dollar cap on it and now it has been totally dissolved. I am glad that it has been taken away because for the most part it was an abused system. Customers knew that if the product would scan wrong they could get the item free and most of that would get it would make sure they could find the items they thought should be on ad and then go bitch that they didn't get the sale price and therefore get it free. I just wish I could be at the service counter when the first customer comes up that finds out that the policy is no longer in effect. Just last weekend a lady ended up paying 99 cents for an item that had a sign on it for 89 cents and when she went to the service counter to complain and the girl handed her a dime she blew into a fucking tizzy and told her that she knows our policy and that she is supposed to get the item free. Damn, I wish that shit would have happened this coming weekend.
Yesterday on my day off the corporate office came in and checked out our store to see if we were doing our jobs properly. From what I was told (because I was off of work and had no intentions of driving in on my day off) corporate told my boss that my department was the best looking out of all the stores they have done so far. I figure that either says a lot for me, or not very much for the other stores. I don't feel that I do a great job in my department. For one I am hardly ever in there anymore. I get to be in there two days a week for sure because of the truck coming in and I need to order on those days as well. And second in case no one has noticed, I don't really give a shit anymore. I think when you see every option you used to have to make money slowly stripped away (I've mentioned it all before, from the loss of cosmetics and toys up to the injection of dollar days and therefore won't mention it all again) you get a little cold and unfortunately no longer care. That or maybe I'm just an asshole.
Another reason that I am off tomorrow through Monday is because I have to get another year older. 31... fuck. Only nine more of those sunofabitches to go and then I'll be near 40. That sucks man. I guess it's not something you can really dwell on, and it does help to have friends that are roughly four or five years older than you so you can go... well at least I'm not as old as your sorry ass.
Posted by Dave at 09:03 PM
October 16, 2004
It's Armageddon in Wisconsin
It snowed out today. Nothing accumulated or piled up, but nonetheless, it snowed out. October 16th and it had to flurry. Actually I think we have a flurry or two every year by this time so it's really no big deal, unless you talk to the old people. Because if you ask old man Clarence he'll surely tell you that this is what it did back in 1925 and that was the worst winter on record and according to the way his knees are aching, he's pretty sure we'll have a repeat of that again this year. Actually today while I was at work I overheard these two old women talking and it went something like this... Lady 1 "oh my god did you see it snowing today?" Lady 2 "yes, I just can't believe it"
Ok, first off it is the middle of October and we are in Wisconsin, somebody explain to me what the big surprise is. I would understand and totally agree with that conversation if it were say... July. But October just doesn't cut it now does it, at least not those of us still in touch with reality.
Do you know what the coolest thing about this whole election is? It's the fact that in my lifetime it's the most active I've seen the general public get involved. Whether you are pulling for Kerry or Bush your views are totally represented in this election. Even in our little horseshit local paper in the letters to the editor I see back and forth about both of the candidates. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the war because things like that usually seem to suddenly politically motivate people. I do love how people seem to think that their measly opinion is going to change my mind on how I will vote. It's like look, if George Bush can't convince me to vote for him how in the fuck do you think you're going to pull off the job skipper? You're not, so put your opinion in your pocket and go the fuck home.
I'm getting sick of work. Let me rephrase that. I'm getting sick and tired of all of the stupid fucking bullshit that I have to put up with at work... yeah, that's more like it. Our corporate office thinks that everything that we carry in our store needs to go through them first so they can download the prices to our store. That's fine, except when I send the information to them and then like three weeks later the shit still isn't in the system. There is also the instance of when we have items automatically subbed to us or we get shit that was ordered six to eight months in advance and that stuff isn't in our system either. I actually emailed them last week and told them that it was ridiculous and that I was going to get my pricing gun out and start stickering everything. Apparently if you want to get people in a corporate setting excited, you mention something like that. It didn't fix anything, just got a few empty promises out of people.
Now tomorrow at work there is going to be a new girl working at the service counter. When I say new girl I mean new girl. She has never ran the service counter before. There are a lot of things to know at the service counter so when I asked the Assistant Manager if this girl had any experience she said no, you're going to have to show her how to open. Of course I had to remind her that I have clue fucking zero about opening the service counter since I have never done it and everything I do over there is based on the roughly 1 and 1/2 hours of total training time that I got over there. So tomorrow should be interesting to say the least and the mood I'm in I doubt I will be any help whatsoever because my main goal at that place is to just get the fuck out of there. In fact that is my new main goal... to get the fuck out of there. Permanently.
Posted by Dave at 06:58 PM
October 11, 2004
I've never messed around and put a second entry into my blog before, but I thought this might warrant it. I was just playing around and I noticed that someone has registered the domain www.disgruntledhuman.info... That's all fine and dandy by me, but when I pull up the who is information on the site, it's the same as mine and that pisses me off. I don't know if it's a glitch in the system or something because they don't have their site up and running yet or what, but if they are attempting to mirror this site or put shit on that site and try somehow to attribute it to me then I guess there will be some hell to pay.
Posted by Dave at 09:42 PM
A Better Mousetrap
Usually around this time of year all the stupid little mice decide that it's too cold outside for them to hang out so they think they need to come inside. That means that the garage now looks like prime real estate for them to hang out in. I saw one in the garage on Saturday so that night I put a mouse trap out there with a little peanut butter on it. Sunday morning I get up and there we go. Dead mouse in a tripped trap; just as expected. So I decided on Sunday that maybe there was more than one mouse in the garage and I should repeat my mouse trapping expedition for another evening. So Sunday before going to bed I decided to set another trap. Well, I get up this morning and go check out the trap at breakfast time and there is no trap. So I look around a little more and the trap is over in the corner behind the garbage cans. Only problem is there is nothing in the trap. I was expecting at least a little mouse paw or something in there. Now I have to wonder whether or not I have some big ass rat in the garage that I just pissed off last night with my trap or hopefully just a slightly smart mouse.
Ah, it's Columbus Day, whatever that means. I guess it means that the lazy ass mailman didn't have to deliver me any mail because he gets another day off. I never did really understand why we celebrated Columbus Day. Columbus "discovered" America is usually what we're told as to why we celebrate. Yes, Columbus discovered America, much in the same way as I discover Wal Mart every time I go there. Sure it was there and there were plenty people inside when I arrived, but I still plant my flag and conquer when I get there. I guess if I were a government employee and wanted yet another day off then I would accept the day with open arms and all, but I still don't think it should be a holiday; but then again, what do I know?
Posted by Dave at 08:05 PM
October 10, 2004
Fall is here and all I have to say is; fuck fall. Fall? I hate the fall. What bullshit. Oh the leaves change color. They change color for two days; then a big wind comes and you got nothing but sticks for the rest of the year. You never have a proper fall coat, nothing you wear is right. You wake up it's sunny out, you put a coat on. You go out you're sweating like a pig, you take it off then it's cold... it's bullshit. - Lewis Black The White Album.
Yes, the fall has arrived in Wisconsin. I know this because when I woke up this morning, a large amount of the leaves that were in the tree yesterday were now on the ground... but oh were they such pretty colors. Nothing like dying leaves to bring out the love in people. The fun part of all this is watching the retard neighbors outside raking like a fool. It's not a battle you are going to win may I remind you. Look at the trees jackass, there's still leaves up there which means that once you rake your precious yard up, more leaves are going to fall into it. That has always baffled me how some people can be so fucking anal about their yards like that. (in my best Beavis voice... huhuhuh... you said fucking anal) I just never really figured it out. I am surprised that these people aren't out shoveling the snow off of their precious lawns during the winter. The funny thing is it's not all the people in the neighborhood so that means that even if the trees are done shedding the leaves, the leaves from next door will probably blow into your yard by morning.
I got another email about Wal Mart this morning in my inbox. This one was different than the previous two. Why do you ask? Because the person that sent it is apparently able to form thoughts and then communicate them in writing. Check it out...
My Dad works at Wal-Mart. He told me that the only reason Wal-Mart won't sell regular CDs is that there is not a rating system on them. Movies and such have a rating system and at the register when a movie is scanned it tells the cashier to check if the buyer is 18 or older. Same with guns and cigarettes sales. There isn't a system like that for music..yet. He said that they are working with record labels to see if there is something they can do. But most say it is free speech and don't plan to change it.
But, i do kinda agree with you. I would like to buy CDs at my Local Wal-mart, but I don't because I like to hear the whole CD. Sucks when they rip it up to sell at Wal-mart.
That's cool. Finally someone read my Wal Mart page and didn't fly off the handle and go on some caps lock rampage because I insulted the smiley face place. I slightly disagree with this though, because most objectionable music does come with the Parental Advisory: Explicit Content sticker in place and therefore they could use that as the basis for the register to ask if the buyer was 18 or older. It happens whenever I buy an R rated movie or when someone buys smokes, so why not sell stickered music and just have age verification?
Posted by Dave at 09:39 PM
October 04, 2004
Normally on a Monday I should be bitching about going back to work and whatnot, but unfortunately I haven't been away enough from there yet. I am luckily off Wednesday so that will be nice after a long week.
So I'm at work today putting up the hats, gloves and mittens display because that's what you do in Wisconsin around this time. It's a fact that it gets cold out around now. So of course while I'm putting them up I get a few different customers walking by me going... oh no, he's putting out the winter gloves and hats, now it's going to get cold. Yep, you figured it all out. Tonight you'll be watching the weather and the meteoroligist is going to say "well, expect an extreme dip in temperatures in the next few days, but it's not due to this cold front barreling down from Canada, no... it's because that Dave guy put out his hats and gloves at the store today." As much power as I'd love to claim I have, controlling the weather isn't one that I have. Believe me, if I did it sure the fuck would never snow in Wisconsin; at least my town.
Another thing that bugs me about going from summer into fall is these people that think they must go outside and cover up their stupid fucking precious plants. What are you doing? If they are going to be staying outside all winter then maybe you should just look at this as practice or something. Otherwise they will never be prepared for the sub zero temps that are coming in the next couple months. If it's a plant that you bring inside during the winter, then bring that bastard inside now and quit leaving it outside with only a sheet covering it... you cruel heartless bastard. Wait until PETPF gets a hold of you.
That's right, People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants and Flowers. I'm starting a new group because animals don't deserve to be in the spotlight all the time. Guess what, you salad eating vegetarian mother fuckers, you're our first target. When we're finished nobody will be eating plants and you won't be trimming them or any of that shit. If you're that hungry then go kill some stupid animal and leave the poor plants alone. Anyway, back to the topic. Why the hell do people go outside and cover their plants up when a few weeks from now they'll just say fuck it and let them freeze to death? I guess I don't see the point. It's like keeping someone on life support and then going, oh well fuck em, I've done enough... pull the plug. Guess that's why I'm not one of these plant people. As far as I'm concerned plants only serve one purpose and that's to provide my ass with some damn oxygen. The plant needs the carbon dioxide I exhale to live and I need the oxygen it emits to breathe so therefore the plants can stay... but quit fucking decorating with the goddamn things!
Posted by Dave at 06:37 PM
October 03, 2004
Daddy, why's the Street Melting?
Ok, so I'm watching the news last night and reading it online and they are talking about Mt. St. Helens is probably going to erupt again pretty soon, in fact yesterday they said it would within 24 hours and there would probably be lava involved this time. So I get home from work today and I start flipping through the news channels to see if it blew it's top yet and it hadn't... but there was this dufus from FOX News (redundant I know) live from the Volcano. Here is this guy standing maybe 3 miles away if that pointing at it and talking about it. He was telling the person that was safe in the studio that we are at the 22 hour mark and it hasn't blown up yet, etc... Well, don't you think that if the scientists are saying that this volcano might blow up again and have some lava in the eruption this time that you might just want to get the fuck out of the way? I know I would. They were talking about people in Seattle may get some of the ash fallout from it and they are like 50 miles away from there, so I would venture to guess that if you are standing within view of this thing when it blows you might get more than an ash showering. Even if you don't get pummeled with lava then you still are going to have your air filled with ash. Here, I know you work for FOX News and aren't that smart, but let me explain something to you that I learned in third grade. You need oxygen to breathe, and you need to breathe to stay alive. If the air you are attempting to breathe becomes filled with ash and whatever else the volcano is giving off, then you probably aren't going to be breathing much are you? So fucking move away from the death trap, or is it sweeps week. If you are going to do that, then at least send Geraldo out there.
I watched the debate and I guess most of the polls are saying that Kerry won. I guess the only two ways you wouldn't know that Kerry won the first debate is if you had either not watched it or were a Republican. I don't want to brag too much but I think that on this debate Kerry owned Bush's ass. It does make me extremely uneasy to watch the President of the U.S.A. stutter and stammer through most of the questions that were asked of him. The way he talked and answered the questions asked of him reminds me more of the manager of a fast food joint when you question them about the weird object in your french fries; definitely not the leader of the free world. I truly hope that the next two debates result in similar outcomes because I don't want four more years of this bullshit. Like I've said before, the only way I would vote for Bush is if I was voting him off the island.
I was truly stunned that the some of the Republicans were talking about how well the debate went for Bush and that he had shown Kerry up a few times. Shown him up on what? Were we watching the same debate because from what I saw Bush was stammering like someone who accidentally touched the prongs of some electrical cord while he was trying to plug it in. I think that when he went speechless, it was because his earpiece that he had in to have someone in the back give him answers wasn't working. I did enjoy the fact that every time Kerry would get him on something he had to say that Kerry was always changing his message. It's like yeah, we covered that about two topics ago, so why don't you move along and respond to what we are discussing now. He's a, what's the word? It rhymes with moron; oh it is moron.
Posted by Dave at 02:24 PM