There's me attempting to sleep soundly at 11AM in the morning and all I hear is brrrrrrrringgg brrrrrrringggg. It's Dollar Store wondering where I am. On Wednesday they asked if I could come in at 11 and I completely forgot to change it. The last time I was there I put my entire work schedule into my phone. Management didn't put the change on theirs so I thought I had it in right. So I end up late for work by about 30 mins. No caffeine, nothing in my stomach just running on auto pilot literally get up and go.
Then it comes to the afternoon count where we count down the tills so it's not a huge job at night. Last time I did this was a month and a half ago, maybe more. We're talking my first 2 weeks of training I've been closing night ever since so I'm clinging to whatever I can remember. As my luck would have it they changed the procedure and didn't tell me at all.
So while I'm trying to learn/figure out this new procedure I'm running against the clock to get it done in an hour while there's a rush with no help from management other than them telling me how to do the steps and explain the new form the cashiers need to do. Me and another cashier get into the back to do it and you guessed it new procedures. I ended up 20 minutes late for my shift which put Bubbles (ass. manager) 20 minutes late for her's. Because I'm scrambling trying to figure it all out and get organized so I can do it she ended up having to take over for me. Before I came into the back though, we had a Crusty.
Bubbles is happy go lucky, and I was asked to check if a bill was real.
Crusty: "They got the brail on it so they can't counterfeit it."
Bubbles: "If the technology is available one place it's available somewhere else, it only took 2 weeks for counterfeits to start popping up."
She said this in a regular tone like casual conversation. The Crusty though didn't like getting showed up in an area she clearly had no idea about.
Crusty: *huffs*"Oh I don't know then because clearly I don't know what I'm talking about."
Bubbles: "I didn't mean it as an insult to you."
Crusty: "Oh I think you did." *Takes her stuff and speed walks away muttering under her breath*
Seriously lady? Go drive off a cliff.
I get back from break refreshed and start packing up shelves. A customer approached me and asked where crazy glue was and I went to find Bubbles because we're moving everything around in the store. Then there he was. A man about 50 years old in a red t-shirt, black shorts, white baseball cap. white shoes with socks that go up to his ankles and tan skin with a small belly on him. I just caught him out of the corner of my eye and had to do a double take.
The movements were the same how they walked, and my delusional retail slave mind went: "Dad?" This man from a distance was an exact clone, and for a second I truly hoped it was him but I knew it wasn't.
So there goes 20 minutes of my shift to calm down because the tears started to run down my face. Bubbles warned me custy's would say things that would trigger it but a clone? Really?
Long story short everything that could have gone wrong did and I was alone by myself as the only supervisor.