Thursday, February 23, 2012

Working Woes

    Working on sunny days is hard for anyone. It's always been hard for me, and I don't even like the outdoors. But when I'm sitting in an office or standing behind a counter I always swear that if I wasn't there I would be outside. It's probably not true.
    Being a mother, though, that makes it even harder. Because I really believe that today I would have taken Noah to the park for the very first time. And we would have had a grand time at the park, just laying on a blanket in the grass. Me thinking about how awesome it will be when he can run around and play. Him thinking about... drool. Or formula. Ah, the bliss of it all.
    The mere idea that I might have done that with Noah today was enough to send me into a spiral of hate toward customers today. Every time the door went "ding!" it was enough to put me into a rage. Luckily, I held it together and was, actually, very kind.
    Even to the guy whose conversation with me went like this:

Guy: These movies are due today.
Me: Awesome, just sit them up there.
Guy: What time do they have to be back by?
Me: Midnight.
Guy: But they're due today.
Me: Yes. By midnight.
Guy: But I rented them last week.
Me: Well... did you rent them on Saturday?
Guy: Yes.
Me: Then they're still due by midnight tonight.
Guy: But they're due today.
Me:....Today by midnight.
Guy: I'm confused. Here you go. (hands movies to me and walks out)

Also to this lady:
Lady: What's the movie with guy that babysits and he's all crazy?
Me: I'm not sure.
Lady: Well it was on the previews!
Me: I don't know what previews are on this movie, ma'am. Do you know who's in it?
Lady: Wish you knew that movie. I wanted to see it. (walks away)

That doesn't even touch how many really really dumb people I talked to today. It's like they were having a dumb convention and everyone needed movies.

    When I got home, my mom (who was watching my son) had cleaned my kitchen for me. It was the best thing that happened to me all day.

    In any case, I'm really working hard on getting to leave that job. I'm starting to realize that actors are their own small business. We are self-employed. And it's so hard to run your small business while splitting your time between one full time job and two part time ones. In the long run, I think it will be much more beneficial to our wallets and my mental health if I can do something in my area of expertise.
    My area of expertise is not teaching someone that midnight is a time of the day.


  1. I think I may know which movie that lady was referring to, lol!

  2. Sigh. I wish you were there to tell her. I was like... Daddy Day Care? Something hokey with Arnold? I don't know.