Thursday, January 17, 2008

First Post of 2008.

So I am being lazy and pinching this meme. It does contain some interesting news though. ^_^

[1.] Where was the first time you ever kissed the last person you kissed?
In a club.

[2.] What’s the greatest thing that happened to you today?
My last day at ASDA for at least 6 weeks, possibly forever!!!

[3.] What’s the number one thing that turns you on the most?
Can't say one specific thing, sometimes the simplest touch can be electric.

[4.] Would you rather get up early or sleep in?
Sleep in. I love my bed.

[5.] Tell me where you got each article of clothing you’re wearing?
It's my work uniform, so you know where it came from. Polyester hell!

[6.] What’s the closest thing to you that is brown?
My hair. Or possibly my desk. I'm not going to measure.

[7.] What would you change about your life right now?
More money, no student debt, married to Jake Gyllenhaal. The usual.

[8.] Would you rather smile over a lie or cry over the truth?
Truth always.

[9.] What’s on your bedroom floor right now?
Carpet, a few books and shoes.

[10.] Who was the last person you got into an argument with?
Probably one of the managers at work.

[11.] Do you trust people?
Yes and no. Depends on the person and the situation.

[12.] If you could move away, no questions asked, where would you move?
I do miss Manchester, so probably there.

[13.] Have you ever been out of the country?
Yes, I am lucky to have traveled to quite a few places.

[14.] Could you go a day without eating?
Theoretically, yes. But don't expect that I would be happy about it!

[15.] How much do looks matter to you?
I am no oil painting so who am I to judge how others look!

[17.] When was the last time you had your hair cut?
Months! Can't remember. Needs cutting actually. Thanks for the reminder!

[18.] Would you rather be mad or sad?
Angry, it tends to be more productive.

[19.] Does it take a lot to make you cry?
Catch me at the wrong moment and I will well up at the drop of a hat.

[20.] What’s the best feeling in the world?
Home, safe and warm. No worries.

[21.] Are you close with your mom?

Very. She is like my best friend.

[23.] Do you tell your parents everything?
Most things. Some things they do not need to know.

[24.] Would you rather be a bird or a fish?
Bird. Flying seems like fun.

[25.] Name fears you have….?
Failure, that's the biggie. Also spiders and cockroaches tend to make me feel a wee bit sick.

[26.] If you need to go to the store a block away, do you walk or drive?
Walk. I don't have my own car plus petrol is bloody expensive!

[27.] Does the thought of marriage scare you?
Not really as I know I'll never get married.

[28.] How many kids do you want?
None, I think. Just wish someone would tell that bloody biological clock.

[29.] What’s your favourite colour to wear?

[30.] Who was the last person in your bedroom besides you?
My sister

[31.] What are you doing tonight?
Shower, make my lunch for the first day of my new job tomorrow and then an early night!

[32.] Would you rather be rich & sad or poor & happy?

Rich and happy, who says that I can't have it all?

[34.] What would you do if you found a dragon egg?
Raise it and then use it to raze ASDA to the ground in a spectacular aerial assault.

[35.] Do you get bored easily?
Sorry, what? I got distracted by a shiny object.

[36.] What’s something that someone can do that really bothers you?
Condescension and rudeness I cannot bear!

[37.] Did you ever want to change your name when you were younger?
No, I definitely suit my name.

[38.] Do you wish you were famous?
Nah. Too much like hard work.

[39.] Do you make a wish at 11:11?
Was I supposed to?

[40.] When you’re at the beach, do you swim or lay out more?
Swim, or lie totally covered by towels or T-shirts. I hate the sun and tend to fall asleep on the beach.

[41.] Who is the last text message you received from and what did it say?
Erm, can't remember. From my mum asking when I was going to be home I think.

[42.] What are you freakishly obsessed with?
I tend to get freakishly obsessed with something every other week until I get bored and move on to the next thing.

[44.] Do you like going to the mall to shop or just shopping online?
Either. Shopping is shopping.

[45.] Can music affect your mood?

[46.] What piercings do you want?
Having my ears done is enough.

[47.] What tattoos do you want?
I have one and am happy with that.

[48.] Have you ever been in a cave?
Yes. An old copper mine.

[49] Have you ever eaten a bug?
Never knowingly and I hope it stays that way.

[50.] Are you holding back telling someone how you really feel about them?
Yes, I was raised to be polite and screaming 'I think you are a fucking retard' at people is generally frowned upon. More is the pity!

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas List

Phew! Finally finished my overtime marathon and I am so ready for a couple of days of down time before it all starts again. Work has been beyond crazy this year so I have decided to compile a list of 'Do's' and 'Don'ts' for Christmas food shopping, as so many people get it so wrong. So next year you too can get it right!

DO plan ahead. There really is no excuse for not starting early, the only thing that needs buying Christmas week is your veg. Most shops start to put their Christmas stock out in early November, so start then!

DO think about what time you are going to do your shopping. Supermarkets are stocked overnight between 10pm and 6am, therefore early morning is best. 5pm is the worst as everyone goes straight from work. Thinking ahead will save time.

DO make a list. And check it twice. If you forget something, chances are you can live without it. Return trips will invariably raise your blood pressure to scary levels.

DO keep your cool. It will be busy and you will have to queue. This is nobody's fault, just deal with it.

DO stay in one place if you send a staff member off to find something for you. Nothing is worse than searching the aisles for someone who has wandered off to continue shopping.

DON'T attempt to catch the attention of a shop assistant by poking/pinching/playfully smacking/ramming them with a trolley or otherwise manhandling them. We don't appreciate it. Likewise whistling at us like sheepdogs and yelling 'Oi! You!' are equally likely to get you sent in the wrong direction when you ask for something.

DON'T assume we are lying to you because we don't have the item you want in stock. It really annoys us. If we are busy and you insist that we go in the warehouse to search, chances are that the staff member will disappear into the back, count to 30 and come back empty handed. Just to piss you off.

DON'T think that huffily announcing 'Fine! I'll go to Tesco/ASDA/Morrisons/etc!' will result in a beleaguered staff member dropping to their knees and begging you to reconsider. We really don't care where you shop and if you utter the above line you may get extremely accurate directions on how to get there. For example: Fuck off then.

DON'T come shopping one or two days before Christmas and expect the shelves to be full and the car park devoid of other shoppers. Also yelling 'What do you mean you don't have any (insert item here)?' at someone may result in your messy death as you are beaten to death with a tin of 10p baked beans. It's fucking Christmas, what do you expect!

So in conclusion, just generally avoid supermarkets and you (and I) will make it through Christmas with our sanity intact.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Coincidence? Probably not.

The word 'tannoy' is only one letter different from 'annoy'.

Yet another thing I've learned from working in a supermarket!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Gigs From Beyond The Grave?

I was updating my gig alerts on the Orange website, when I noticed something a bit disturbing.

I could request to be sent an email when tickets for an Elliott Smith concert became available.

Reckon I would be waiting a looooooooooooooooooong time, considering he DIED in 2003!!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Did A Good Deed

I went and gave blood yesterday, so naturally I am knackered today and my elbow area is a nice bluey-purple colour. But I have that inherent smugness that goes along with knowing I did a good thing.

My first problem is they have to play hunt the vein on both of my arms. Apparently I have narrow veins (probably the only narrow thing about me but there we have it!!). Then they say 'Make a really tight fist with your left hand.'

Errr. Bit of a problem there. I don't have the full complement of movement in that hand yet. Once the needle is in I have to sit there squeezing a rolled up bandage to help pump the blood out, as I am a bit stingy and it takes AGES!!

Whenever I go I am always surprised by how differently people react to the procedure. When I am done they always make me lie on the bed for ages despite my protests that I am fine. Must be my colouring, but I really am this pale naturally, nothing to do with anaemia! As soon as I've munched my free biscuit and glass of juice I am off. However, I've seen big men sitting there with what can only be described as grey faces.

Maybe it is a short thing. My body doesn't have as far to pump the blood as other people so having less doesn't make so much difference.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why Is It.....

....that Nanna's will never sit down when you go for tea? Insisting instead of hovering nearby in case someone needs extra bread/tea/vinegar.

Nan, please sit down and eat your dinner!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Last Day of Freedom

Tomorrow I have to report back to that evil place loosely termed 'work', more correctly termed 'Sisyphean torture'.

After eight weeks away from that place I can only say that it does feel like I am going back to prison. However some things are going to change, I will make sure of it.

I am getting my Health and Safety training and then I am going to things EXACTLY by the book. Irritatingly so.
  • No working in the freezers without proper coat and gloves (ASDA never supplies these)
  • No moving overloaded cages
  • No using the wrong (and only) trucks to move pallets.
That is just a small taster of the things which we are expected to do. Well, given the amount of messing around I've put up with they can FUCK RIGHT OFF.