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I think my PSP headphones are broken :x For starters, the earpiece that's supposed to go in my right ear (well, usually does), actually comes apart, so I can see the two wires and such inside. That happened unintentionally, but now, no sound comes out of that one unless I push the two pieces together in just the right way. It happened at volunteering this afternoon, and my music went from. Blah, boring, and annoying, what with it only being able to be heard in one ear, to glorious full-on whatever-the-hell type music I was listening to sound. Same thing happened at work tonight, although I couldn't fix them, so I'm just going to try to find another pair at EB Games tomorrow. We're going right by it for grocery shopping tomorrow morning, so the timing couldn't be better.

On the topic of work though. It sucked. I was scheduled to be in at 10 tonight, so I figured "ok. pretty much everything should be done by the time I get there", and I figured we'd have a fairly easy night ahead of us. However, when I actually walked in (early, BTW, as I was bored just sitting around here), I noticed that hot line wasn't yet bagged, but thankfully Manoah was working on bagging the pans for it. I walked to the back, and was greeted with about half the dish rack / stand full of dishes :o Just then, someone came in dining room, so Manoah asked me if I'd clock in right away, and make the order. That was at 9:45, or somewhere around there. I was just finishing up and order for drive through, when Gabby, who'd been on it before me, said that she was done, and gave me her headset. First of all, I wasn't pleased because she was trying to unload the thing on me while I was in the middle of making food, and also because I knew that once I put the headset on, I'd be expected to do all the dishes at the back. Yeah. That's what happened.

Thankfully it was pretty dead (I'd say about 15 cars for my whole 10-2 shift), so I managed to get some of them washed. Even with that in mind, it still took me from just after 2 to about 3 minutes before three to finish them. That sucked.

As for why such things happened, it was because Ange was the supper manager. Yeah. Once I noticed that on the handwashing sheet, it all made sense. She knows what she's doing and all that, but she doesn't yet have a good knowledge of the consequences of various actions. Piling the dishes up at the back may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but when you consider that you're screwing over the night people by leaving all the dishes to be washed, it makes you think twice. She needs to learn to stop and think about "what will happen if such and such..." before she does something like that again. Thankfully, she doesn't work at all tomorrow, and I'm still scheduled to be in at 10, but Josh is the closing manager, so lord knows I'll get called in early :p

The low point of the night was simply walking in and seeing everything that still needed to be done though, although I suppose it could've been worse.

Volunteering today was bearable until Michele said something about "I hope we can finish this tomorrow, because it's going to be my ass if it isn't". She was talking about the volunteer flyer that I designed. We had it all finished and everything, and IMO, it looked pretty good, although the inside had nothing to indicate that it was for Heart and Stroke at all. Well, not anything like logos or whatever. Still though, it was nice. However, Janice got to looking it over, and of course, she wanted it changed. Everything's fairly simple to do, but it's just the fact that she'd want things switched after we'd finished it. I did manage to sneak in a bit of internet time just before I left, and I emailed myself the file as me and Michele liked it. :3 NOTE: you have to have either Publisher 2003 (or better), or something else that can view .pub files. I could find something to change it to a PDF, so you people can't mess with the thing, but I can't be arsed to, and by the time you actually look at it, we'll probably already have the newer version finished and delivered.

My other responsibilities today were transferring all sorts of Jump Rope for Heart (some program they do in schools) receipts from the boxes they got delivered in to our archive boxes, which wasn't that hard to do. I also did up a database for something involving Receipts, and finally finished the @*$@$* P2P Receipting. It kept giving me an error whenever I tried to choose anyone's receipt. Well, here's a detailed version of what you have to do, in order to understand it better.

First of all, P2P does not stand for what you might think. It's "Person to (2) Person", or in other words, the Door to Door canvassing that happens in February and months after. What you have to do is log into the database program first (with an extremely insecure username / password, might I add), and click a button on the toolbar, which will bring up a certain window.

From there, you choose the year of the campaign, then the area (Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim, or whatever else), then the zone and area number if necessary. After that, you double-click on one of the list entries, and change the street name and such to suit whatever's on the receipt you're using. Then you click the magnifiying glass button, which brings up a window that allows you to search for the canvasser. Once you find the person you're looking for, you click the "Distribute Receipt" button, then double click one of the fields there, and select the appropriate receipt number from the list. After that, you click "Save", then close the window, then click the "Collect Receipt" button. That brings up a window that allows to to specify the range for used and unused receipts.

For example, there are 25 receipts in a book, so for the sake of argument, our book number will be 454851. In the two fields (Start and End), you'd type 45485101 and 45485125 respectively. Then you enter the amount collected, the bank start and end date (what those are for, I don't know), save, and go on to the next person. It's a tedious process, but not as much as Data Cleansing is. Anyways, the problem I was having today was that after clicking the "Distribute Receipt" button, I'd get an error about receipts not being distrubuted to the area or something.

Eventually we got someone from the Windsor office on the phone, and she helped us solve the problem. One thing she ended up doing was opening the "Run" dialog box, and running some "dblsqic" or something to that effect. From there, she entered a three-character username and password (which were probably both the same thing), and I know it started with D, but I can't remember the rest of it. It opened up some nifty realtime debugger for the database. Sadly though, she closed that before getting off the computer. Bah. I had more fun with the "at" command though, and to my surprise, my text file was still in the System Volume Information folder :D Someone's bound to find it eventually, but it'll take them a while. That I can guarantee.

Anyways, I should be getting to bed soon, because I have to be up for 11 to go grocery shopping, and we all know that I'm going to be up and raring to go after less than 6 hours of sleep :x I don't get it though. Like the first day of the three I had off after last Saturday, I slept in 'till after 6 in the afternoon, and I was still dead tired. It was only around 2 or 3 in the morning that I actually started to feel awake. I know what you're thinking: "your body's not used to being up at that time, because you close so much", but that's not the case. See, most of the time I only sleep 'till around 3 or such, so it's puzzling me.

This is done though. I wanted to rewrite that stuff involving P2P Receipting, because it seems especially cryptic and unorganized, but I'm not even going to bother :s Oh, and as for the music I'm listening to, search for it on google. Listen to "Boten Anna" and "Vi Sitter I Ventrilo Och Spelar Dota" if you can find them. You might very well be pleasantly surprised :)

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