They had me on mornings every weekend, some days I would be on Everything and let me tell you there is nothing more scary being in a store full of sound and fellow coworkers and going outside when it's still pitch black outside and it's DEAD QUIET.
It's like your own little personal horror movie could happen at any minute. We're talking like 5 or 6 AM in the morning, a time when in my town almost no one is up and about. I did my rounds of all the garbage cans and wheeled the cart to the dumpsters which are a good 50 feet away from the store in the next parking lot. I heard some shuffling somewhere and I got a bit scared. I sucked it up and threw my first bag in there. When all I hear is a chirp. I checked around the garbage, there was a small lamp there which provided a minimal amount of light so I stood up on my tippy toes to look inside. Inside the dumpter were two raccoons!
Canadia: You guys are cute but how'd you get stuck in there?
They weren't foaming at the mouth and were in the corner, scared. I ran into the store and went straight to my supervisor. NOTE it's not busy yet.
Supervisor: What's wrong?
Canadia: There's Raccoons in the dumpter, what do we do? Call Animal Control?
Supervisor: How'd they get stuck in there?
Supervisor: Well find a way to get them out.
Canadia: Okay, what's the number for animal control?
Supervisor: Don't call animal control just get them out!
Defeated I went back outside and they were still there. I was hissed at but spoke calmly to them which seemed to work. But I was contemplating how I'm going to get these two out. It was too deep to put a broom in for them to climb out that way, I sure as hell wasn't going in there to get them. Then it hit me, A RAMP!
I put in the remaining garbage bags, making sure to place them gently away from them. And then went to get some flattened boxes and laid them on top. It was not easy, the dumpster was about 6 feet tall I'm only 5'4. I had to make sure the boxes would stay. When I was finished the ramp looked steep and they just looked at me and the ramp curiously.
"Good luck guys."
I went inside to do some chores and my next garbage run I noticed paw prints up the ramp. They made it out!
On the same note as an Everything person, this story happened to a coworker of mine. We all felt sorry for him after this happened. One day we got a line up and we took it head on and got through it no sweat. The Everything person wasn't as lucky.
Apparently a customer had complained about the girl's washroom. So he went in to survey the situation. He came out with a big smirk and went to the supervisor who followed him in to see for himself all I heard was;
"Are you kidding me!?"
For about an hour we saw him go in and out of the restroom. I finally asked what had happened this is what I was told:
Awesome Supervisor: A customer had diarrhea in the bathroom, there's poop from the toilet to the sink and back.
May your customer's always be properly potty trained!