Recently, on the gas station side, they've started making a chore list. One list for men (Heavy lifting) one for women (Sweeping, dishes, mopping). But! Since across the three shifts there are only 7 men working at that store, and only 2 on my shift, when I'm working the gas station, I take the men's list, since I'm one of the few who can handle the heavy lifting.
So, one of the chores requires me to go outside and pull all the trash bags in the cans by the gas pumps, since the guy I was working with was sick and didn't need to be outside in the cold weather. So, I check the first few cans, nothing major. And THEN I got to the gas trash!
The can by the first two pumps didn't have a bag in it! It was full TO THE TOP WITH NO BAG IN IT! Can we say 'DISGUSTING'?!
Oh my god, I couldn't take it. First shift didn't put a bag in it and now look at it. WTF is WRONG with customers?! HOW HARD IS IT TO SAY 'Hey, there's no bag in that can'!
So I stormed back in, threw my Legend of Zelda jacket off (I'm a gamer, what can I say?) went into the back where the two Shift Leaders who've been there longer than me were on lunch and asked for the Store Use Jacket, Latex Gloves, Rubber Gloves, and duct tape. They stared at me and I told them about the bag.
Both got angry at First Shift. If that had been OUR shift that happened on, we would have been written up for it! So I put on 4 layers of gloves and duct taped them down to the jacket, went back out and process of pulling ALL THAT TRASH OUT OF THE CAN!
Okay, it wasn't so bad at first. Really, it was okay, until I found the half-eaten Arby's. I'm a picky person, I hate Arby's, so this just set me off. THEN I found the spit cup!
NO! NO NO NO! A THOUSAND FUCKING TIMES NO!
That is the ONE thing I can't stand! I CANNOT STAND SPIT! Not mine, not anyone elses! The stuff sloshed back on my gloved hands and I FREAKED! I threw that cup in the bag, backed off, and dry heaved for five fucking minutes as I ripped the glove off.
I stormed my ass back in and went into the back, pulling the jacket off and went back to the register, leaving that shit out there.
Needless to say, it will be a LONG ass time before I pull anymore trash.
--Terah The Gas Slave