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That was an interesting night. No, I didn't just get home either :p I didn't really feel like writing much at first, so I did some random stuff on the internet, then watched "Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie" again. As the time of this entry might indicate, it's quarter to three in the morning, and I'm a bit drowsy, but I'm managing thanks to closing so much, and thus being up at this time in the morning at least twice a week.

Anyways, work. Got there at 8, and nothing was done except for most of the dishes. Well, pans were bagged for line as well, but that's about it. Jerome was on drive through at the time, so I figured he was only there until 9 or something, then I'd be taking over it, but no, he was scheduled 'till 11. He ended up staying just to get paid for the extra hour, which I didn't mind, seeing as it meant that for once, we had a shift where both me and Kevin were working, and I didn't get stuck on drive through :D I waited until exactly 8:00 to clock in, then I rotated torts (interestingly enough, aside from the ones Glenda did last night, from what she said, my writing is on all the labels), dropped fries, and went up on line. Things didn't go too badly for the first little bit, until 9:00 or so.

It was then that we got slammed. Just as an easy-to-understand hint at what it was like, we got up to having 10 minute orders while waiting for fries. One lady came into the dining room, and made an order that included a cheese fry and fry supreme with no sour cream. Unfortunately, we were waiting on fries when all the rest of her food was made, so I handed it out to her, and let her know that it'd be a couple minutes for fresh fries to come up (2:45, to be specific), and that we'd let her know when they were ready. Several minutes later, she, out of the blue, barks "Are those fries done yet!?" at me. Honestly, unless you want them to be soggy and undercooked, you'll have to wait until they're done. The earliest we can pull them up is 30 seconds before they're actually done, and that's generally only when we absolutely need them, or can't be bothered to wait (guess which one happens more often).

In her defense though, the fryer timer does sometimes seem to be going more slowly than the other timers around the place do :\

The only other "bad" person we had was someone who came through drive through, and ordered a Mexican Pizza and a 7up or something. As I was bringing the food down to drive through, I heard Jerome respond to something they said with "Well... it's cooking." Then when they finally noticed their food was on it's way, they got rather apologetic, and said something about "I was just saying, that's all." Feh.

About 9:45, things slowed back down again, so Kevin went out and started cleaning the dining room up, while Glenda worked on dishes, Jerome did whatever needed to be done and did his drive through stuff, and I held line down. That's quite possibly the best sort of arrangement you can have right there: have a crew on, in which everyone knows what they're doing, so that you can leave them to do their jobs while you do something else.

Around 11, there were no orders to make, so I started walking towards the back, thinking about what stuff there was to do, then I realized "Hey, it's only an hour 'till we close. I'd better start taking down line!" Strange feeling, that. Glenda started doing her end of the night paperwork, and once we were actually closed, she tried to print the close report, which didn't work the way it usually does. For some reason though, she thought that was because the till she was using had bad screen burn-in. Not so. As a matter of fact, all of 'em do. If you look closely at one of the front cash tills, you can see that Karry's name was on it at the time, but other than that, everything's either ones or eights :x

A couple people ended up pulling in after we were closed, and it was fun being able to think "Hey, we actually don't have to serve them!" Ten bucks says someone calls tomorrow morning to complain that we were closed early :s

Glenda brought up a good point earlier on in the night though. As things stand now, Sunday through Wednesday, the dining room closes at 11, and the whole store closes an hour later, correct? It's that very fact that doesn't make sense. Generally on a close, everyone starts packing things up for the end of the night an hour before close, so couple that with our current schedule, and that'd mean that from 11-12, we'd all be trying to get stuff cleaned up and whatnot. However, someone has to be out closing the dining room. Yeah. She said something about how it would be better if, for those three nights, the dining room closed at 10 instead, but that's not likely to go anywhere.

Enough about work though. I also went to Heart and Stroke today, and the first thing Michele asked me when I got in was if I planned on attending this year's volunteer Christmas Party. That sort of thing's always nice, so I said yes, then she told me that she needed a flyer done up for it. I present to you my flyer. Note that as with the volunteer flyer, you need to have Excel 2003 or better installed to view it. Either that, or maybe there's another program out there that can open those files.

... that's right. I used a spreadsheeting program to make a flyer :) I use it for practically all of the single sheet things I'm asked to do. I find it just allows me so much more control of where I put stuff, how it's positioned, and all those fun things.

Anyways, personally, something's not right with it right now, but I can't put my finger on it. However, Michele requested a couple changes be made to it. First of all, now there's a holly border around the whole thing, as well as see that ornament thing in the top-left corner. The stripes on it? They're now red, as is the presently green background. However, see the darker green background for the shadow? It's still there. Godawful is the only word I can think of to describe it. That's the way she wanted it to look though, so whatever. Oh, and one more change. The holly image in the bottom-left corner is removed now, the Christmas tree picture moved down, and the "Where, When, and Time" text is moved over to the left more. Woo.

WTF? I just noticed that Firefox is detecting all the instances of the word "flyer" (that one included) as being spelled incorrectly. Strange.

As well, remember how I said something a little while back about how Michele was having me make up the volunteer quizzes for this year? Well, I've got that file as well. This is exhibit B, otherwise known as questions and answers with random comments. Anything within brackets is most likely stuff that was running through my mind when I was typing down that particular question or answer, so just keep that in mind.

This is fun. I don't even know the words to this song, and yet I'm singing along to it. This one, to be specific.

... so yeah... i'm ridiculously bored now... i think it's time i went to bed...

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