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Staying up late again

I can't sleep. A couple hours ago, I started getting a headache, which I figured was from having sat in front of this computer for about 4 hours, so I decided to go upstairs, have a shower, and then go to bed. I've had the shower, and I tidied up my top bunk while I was drying off, but I obviously haven't gone to bed :p The headache's all but gone, and I'm really not that tired, so there's no sense in forcing myself to go to bed.

I'm supposed to be going to volunteering later on today, but I really don't know. These are the first two days I've had off in almost a week, and it just doesn't seem right that they should be broken up by such a thing. This is the way I'm looking at it right now: I'll skip out on volunteering today (lord knows I won't be getting to bed until 6 or 7, and it'd suck to have to go on 5 or 6 hours of sleep), then go Wednesday and Thursday. See, consider this:

With our new hours for Sunday through Wednesday, we close at 12, correct? I have to be in at 8 for work on Wednesday as well, so keep that in mind. If I go volunteering that morning, it'll mean I have to get out of bed around 12, and thus when I get home from work, I'll want to go to bed more than normal, because I'd be more tired from having to get up earlier than I usually do. Couple that with the fact that it should be anywhere from 12:30 to 1 in the morning when I get home, and it'll take me at least an hour to wind down, and I'll have plenty of time to get a good sleep. I'll go on Thursday as well, because unlike before, I actually won't be too tired to get out of bed, and Friday will just depend on what Thursday night's shift goes like. The only thing Michele will probably have me do right now anyways is just going through the Heart and Stroke website some more, looking for more questions for the volunteer quizzes. I can just as well do that here, and host the file somewhere so I can get to it from there, but unless I get really bored, that's not going to happen.

Oh, and if you're reading this, munedust, please don't rat me out :3 I'm just doing what I think is best right now given the circumstances. Speaking of which, thanks for the comments as well. I didn't even notice them until I was looking back over my previous entries and saw "1 comment" underneath one of them :s I don't know who you are exactly or how you found this, but it's nice to know someone other than me is reading these :)

So yeah, moving onto other topics...

For the earlier portion of today, I was getting all stressed out, and, in my own words, sinking further and further into my own personal pit of despair regarding what's going on at work with people bothering me about my "girlfriend".

For some reason, I was stuck in the mindset that they expected me to tell them everything. I realize that's not the case now. The only reason they continue to bother me is that I'm not telling them anything. All they want to know is more about "Crystal". I personally think we're a long way off from them even starting to wonder if I want a girlfriend at all. So what to tell them? I suppose part of what I've wanted to all this time: "She doesn't exist. I just made that story up so you guys would stop bothering me." The night Manoah let it slip though, I told him the same thing, but he refused to believe me, and accused me of lying :\ Some things can't be helped though.

On a somewhat related topic, I don't know what happened to the "Taco Hell" movies that were on YouTube. I didn't get a chance (well, more forgot) to ask Kevin about them on the way home the other night, but I suppose it has something to do with the description. It was something along the lines of "We investigate the store for mold and other weird stuff. The manager in this movie tries to act all cool, but little does he know nobody likes him. Not quite true, seeing as I do (in an entirely non-sexual way, mind you), but that's because we've been friends for the longest time now.

It's a pity Jerome and Manoah said what they did in the second part though. If they hadn't, it might still be up there, but it's too late now. Oh, and while I'm at it, it never got shown in the movies, but I did say something a while back about there being what looked like black mold at various spots around the store, on the ceiling. Everyone seemed convinced that that's what it was, but guess what? The next time I worked with Josh, I heard him saying something about how Earl and him had taken a look at it, and they'd come to the conclusion that it was simply dust and burn marks. WTF? If you're going to come to that sort of conclusion, at least have some sort of proof that what you're saying is indeed the truth ready :|

I don't know whether Kevin has plans to make any more "episodes", but he hasn't said anything about it yet. I work with him on Wednesday though, so maybe I'll get a chance to ask him then.

God, I cannot stop thinking about that night. It's going to be so weird :D

From what I've seen, nobody has made any move to inform the customers of the closing time change yet, so I'm sure you can guess what's going to happen. We'll have all sorts of people trying to come through drive through after 12, wondering why we're closed already. I don't know whether we'll be allowed to open the window to tell them what's going on or not though.

Right now, the rule is that if you open the drive through window to tell a customer something after we're closed, we have to serve them. That's rather impossible, seeing as the first thing the closing manager does once we're closed is locks the drive through tills, but we're expected to follow it, so whatever. Seriously though. What are we supposed to do. Act like everything's normal? Well, actually, I can see getting put on drive through that night, so I'll probably just make up a sign and put it on the menu board. Of course, it would make alot more sense if they'd done that back when the hour change was introduced, but they didn't. I'm thinking of something that simply says "Attention customers: due to a change in store hours, we are now only open until 12 midnight from Sunday to Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience." That'd work fine.

Speaking of drive through, last Friday night (I think) I was working that position, and a group of three guys came through on foot, thinking they could order that way. They didn't even trigger the "Vehicle present" thing, so I had to switch the receiver into override mode to even talk to them :x Here's how the conversation went:

Me: "Sorry guys. You have to be in a car for me to be able to serve you."
Guys on foot: "But we're hungry!"
Me: "I know, but there's nothing I can do..."
Guys on foot: "Well then we'll get this next guy to act like he's ordering for us"
Car pulls up to the speaker
Me: "Welcome to Taco Bell, my name's <...>. What can I get for you tonight?"
Customer: "Could I get a combo number 3?"
Me: "Hard or soft?"
Customer: "Soft"
Me: "Okay. And what did you want to drink with that?"
Guys on foot: "WATER"
Customer: "Pepsi"

I thought nothing else of it until the guy pulled up and said something about how the other guys kicked over our sign :o I thought he was talking about the menu board, so I glanced out the window, and saw that it was still standing, but noticed that the smaller "<- DRIVE-THROUGH" sign beside it was leaning sideways :D It wasn't amusing at the time, but now that I look back on it again, it is rather funny :) I'm guessing Earl removed the whole thing though, because now there's just a small metal post where it used to be :p

What's worse than those people are the ones that come thinking they can make more than two orders. If they're the only ones in line, and they don't want to place like 5 or 6 different orders, then there usually isn't a problem, but when they come through during bar rush and want to, it doesn't work. Some people do clue in though, and ask if they're allowed to drive back through again. Of course, we can't refuse them, and that's one of the more annoying parts of the rule, although I suppose if they're that willing to wait in line to get more food, then there's nothing to stop them.

Bah. Dad's down here. Adam said something yesterday about having to get up at 7 in the morning for work, so I assume he'll be up shortly as well. I suppose now's as fine a time as any to head to bed :p

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