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2.7.11

don't hit on the messenger

Guess what? I have something to talk about other than school... work. "Don't kill the messenger" needs to be stamped on my forehead or maybe "don't hit on the messenger." I've found people are either overly friendly or overly mean. It's either a drunk dude asking me to move to Vegas with him or a snarky Mom complaining about this or that. There is the occasional snowbird who is sweet as can be and says things like "Thank you, darling" (Well, the snowbirds and the Canadians. Canadians are always nice. ) But for the most part, people are grumpy! And mean! I am shocked at how many people will full on yell at me and slap their hands on the counter. Shocked! If I work here for much longer I'm going to lose all faith in humanity! Okay that's a little dramatic but I wish people would play nice. I think it's really easy to "kill the messenger" and I know I've done it. But being nice gets you a lot farther I've realized. Moral of the story kids: be nice or else.......... or else........ some girl you'll never see again is going to write a post about you! And 79 people read her blog! So there! (Also, don't call anybody kid, unless they are a kid. It's annoying.)

Contrary to where that previous paragraph left you, I really like my job. It's perfect hours for school, I can do homework while I'm here, and drunken wedding parties/class reunions/*Idaho Potato Bureau meetings make for some pretty entertaining people watching. It's like reality T.V. live. Watching people stutter and slip and make fools of themselves makes me glad we have the D&C 89 (I'm such a mormon) Plus, there a fresh baked cookies every night and I can eat as many as I want. *Really! I cant make this stuff up.

Happy 4th of July weekend to those who are celebrating. I work all weekend long so I'll be showing my patriotism by wearing a red ribbon in my hair. Someone eat a hot dog and light a sparkler for me.

I didn't really ever think I was one, but after re-reading this post I can now say I am definitely not one. A hipster. There are way to many explanation marks in here and I started writing in caps again. That, and hipsters have cooler jobs.

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13 comments:

{she + him} said...

Being a hipster is overrated...I would know! Haha...your job sounds like an amazing people-watching venue, snacks included!

Why is your post making me want to rustle up some red ribbon??! I can imagine a little pony of my own adorned in true Fourth of July fashion...

The Webbs said...

kate you crack me up. glad it was entertaining last night at work! im bummed i am not in snowflake for the traditions-but i heard heber is not having fireworks, so we can not celebrate together this year then go to town next! miss ya!!

robin said...

i guess by saying that "i've been writing without caps long before i knew what a hipster was" would be such a hipster thing to say.

communikate. said...

I think I might be a halfsie hipsta. I like so many of the claimec hipster things, but hate seeing these said hipsters in person. It's hard to avoid them, when Portland is over ran by them. Like Zombies on fixed gear bikes. Sheesh.

As for mean people.... I don't understand it. People are SO rude in health care too. I try to tell myself that people don't feel well, and that's why they're acting like that. Little lies in my head to myself feel better when old men throw their insurance cards at me, and tell me how greedy we are for taking their copay.

Happy 4th, Kate! I bet you look adorable with a red bow in your hair!

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

Bleck! Creepy come-ons are the worst! (I suppose since I'm married that all come-ons should be considered creepy...I'll keep that in mind)
I DO like exclamation points though and I was thrilled to see them peppered throughout your post. :) Welcome to the land of the Lame...so peaceful here. :)

abby said...

i think you're a hipster- the best kind- because look how cool your blog header is. i don't think i have the emotional stability to have your job. i'd be in tears all day. but i'm glad for the canadians. happy fourth kate lines!

Lissa Chandler said...

oh my goodness, i laughed really hard at that last paragraph. i use exclamation marks all the time, too!

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Mandy said...

I feel like that all day. There are so many mean people who yell at you when it is not your fault at all.

For what its worth, I think you are pretty hip Kate.

Jules said...

Boo that you had to work on the 4th! Boo to mean people! No situation calls for that kind of behavior.

Also, my take on hipsters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzocvh60xBU

Chelsea said...

funny stuff. and what in the heck is a hipster? I must be really getting old. Don't worry about answering my stupid question, I shall google it now. Thanks heavens for google.

Chelsea said...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster&defid=2705928


HA. Thanks for growing my brain today.

Rayla said...

I think anyone in customer service gets to deal with mean, grumpy people. It amazed me how many times it was my fault that people didn't pay their insurance bill and got ticketed for driving uninsured. Or how it was my fault that their bill went up because their speeding tickets finally caught up to them. We just have to remember that a lot of people are mean and stupid, and maybe when we smile at them they will become a little less mean and stupid. ;)

chelse said...

where do you work? I'm a waitress at carino's and sometimes I just come home in such a bad mood because people are MEAN! Why can't people just randomly be happy instead of angry?