Saturday, August 28, 2010

Things are changing

I never know just what to expect in life anymore because right when I think I have everything figured out things change. My mom and I have become really close. Its been a really slow process, but I think that we're finally okay. I hate that I have to leave for college when things are going this great with my mom, but I know that by staying home I can't achieve whatever the Lord has planned for me. Somehow I was able to find a 2 1/2 week job. I'm still surprised that I even got the job considering I had zero work experience and I was a little stuffed up when I applied for the job. I got to see many old faces that I hadn't seen in forever! It felt great to talk to them and see how they were doing. Speaking of seeing many old faces, I wonder what's going to happen once I'm at college and I see more old faces. Well I guess I'll find out next week.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Working in a store

Last week I started my first job. I am a cashier for a college bookstore, but I'm training to work the floor (or to help people find the books they need). I love my job a lot! Today there was a guy on a cross-country scholarship (the guy said he could run 5 miles in 28 minutes). I rung up his books and he left. A few minutes after he had left he came back with some of his friends. They didn't buy anything that time, but the guy told me that he was back. I didn't have time to talk, so I said something like yeah you're back. Andrew (the security guy) told me that he thought that guy liked me or something. I just thought it was comical!
Working at that bookstore has been the most fun I've had all summer! I talk to the other employees and joke with some of them. We just have a great time! I also really like talking to the customers! Its always fun to see them smile! There's this guy named Matt. The second day of work I asked him his name and he told me "its Matt with two t's" and I said something like why not one t. His response killed me when he said no, two t's. He is always making a joke. There is this girl named Brittney. As we were talking one day I found out that she went to the same middle school that I did for two years. We were in the same grade! For some reason she recognized me and I didn't, but then again it was middle school and I was really quiet in middle school (come to think of it I'm just a quiet person at school). We've become really good work buddies! I love my work so much that I really don't want to leave it all behind when I leave for college, however I can't wait to leave at the same time! Tomorrow the rush begins. I'll be at work for about 10 hours tomorrow ringing up some cranky customers. See, financial aid doesn't start until tomorrow and there will be hundreds of people waiting outside to get their books in that blazing Georgia summer weather (because we have such a small bookstore we can only let in about 30-40 people at a time, so they all have to wait outside). I've heard that things can get quite hostile and a little verbal at times, but for the most part it will be just a lot of tired and cranky people wanting to go home. Can't wait!