It's been almost 2 years since I've had an attack of nausea. One of the gifts from my stroke was I'd barf if you looked at me, pushed me too fast in a wheelchair or if I'd have to make turns. They had to be LARGE. The last time was when I rushed during a out-patient session. Thank goodness for some bushes near the parking lot. From then on, I carried a towel in the car and I haven't used it -except to wipe sand off my feet. Sometimes the ocean looks so good and I will "wet my feet".
Today I went to work. The project is a back to school display. And this particular company puts names on everything. Not names I remember from my childhood like Sandy, Judy or Nancy but Briana, Brittany, Heather, Samantha and the like. Last year from Christmas to about Mother's Day, it was "gold" necklaces. This time it's pads, erasers, pencils, pens and goodies of that type. With the necklaces, we would order so I had an order sheet which was alphabetized and a wonderful reference for resetting them as they should be. I can't understand why people don't put things back where they found them - but they don't. But then I shouldn't complain because it gives me a job - straightening them out.
The unit is in Walmart and each store can have a different selection. I did one yesterday and it went well.I thought, "The first is always "hard", now it should be a breeze." Today's was horrible! The display is right up front next to a very busy check-out. The pads, with the names horizontally went well. Yellow with a sports design for boys and pink with a girls design for the gals. Then there were packages of erasers (4) in shapes - different shaped balls for boys- each with a name on and something for the girls, But then I got to the pencils! They are 6 to a package, 2 each of 3 colors and design, 4 packages across a row and about 12 down.
The item holding them is a large white metal stand which has 4 arms and each arm has 4 2- sided panels which turn. This Walmart set all pads on one, all erasers on one, all pencils and all pens BUT while each panel is alphabetized the whole arm isn't. With 8 sides, and 1/8 of the names on each, it could go from A-D, L-O, S-Z, D-G ... get the picture? Well, the pencils not only looked like a striped maze but the names were all mixed up and because they were packaged vertically, I had to turn my head sidewise to read the names. That was what made me sick. Can you imagine the feeling of being there with all those people, with just a few tissues in my pocket and waves of "illness" coming over me? Luckily, I made it and took a while to get back to normal after driving to the supermarket where my next job was.
Oh yes, the parking lot was large. I did find the car after a few wrong turns.
Tomorrow is another Walmart, but I doubt if this store will be as bad. I hope they don't have pencils.........