Meanwhile, my transition to my new store isn't as smooth as I wanted it to be. I felt grateful that I enjoyed going to work in Tacoma. I felt I could actually help customers, or work on a project and get things done. Up in Seattle, the pace of this store is so different that I'm not enjoying it. I've not hit that point of hating work, but I travel into the stores in downtown Seattle and the pace of work and the ability to actively get out from behind the register and help people is refreshing. The store also stays open later, which means I'm coming home later and seeing Steph less. She works a 9-5 Mon-Fri schedule. My scheduling is erratic, but at least I'm usually working 40 hours. However, this week has been the most frustrating I've ever worked (or not, in this case) because I had two shifts taken away from me, and on both days Steph had arranged things to do to keep herself from sitting at home, waiting for me to get back.
I think it's also because it's that time of year, when all I'm doing is telling people we don't have very limited edition items in stock. From Wiis to Wii Fits to Mario Karts to 80 Gb PS3s. All I'm doing is saying no to people. It's a very negative mindset to put yourself into, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. I did get the highlight of meeting a customer who epitomises all that is correct about the stereotype of the kid that grew up on Twinkies in their parents' basement. He's now in his late 20s, looks like he's in his late 30s and he's shaped like a bowling pin, this tiny head sculpted onto this bulbous mass of a body. He bought a Wii Fit and then complained that it wouldn't work for him because he didn't notice he was too overweight for the game. I'm afraid, being jaded, I wanted to suggest he purchase a second board to distribute the weight more effectively.
I had fun for the 4th of July fireworks. Our roof was perfect to see two sets of fireworks, and both had their qualities. I'd never seen fireworks that turned to hearts. I'd never seen Saturn-like fireworks. I'd never seen smiley face fireworks. I also had my friends meet some of Steph's friends, and it means that I hope to get my friends to come visit more often, maybe even stay over some nights.
Oh, and this laptop broke for a month or so. So, that explains the quietness here. Though, quite honestly, I'm not sure I have anything worthwhile to say. I feel like most of this is padding as proof that I've not got much to talk about. One month away, and all I have to show for it is a grumbly attitude to work and my disappointment for a CG fox.