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HIGH ANXIETY


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YESTERDAY WAS A "NIGHTMARE".

 

I HAD ALL KINDS OF PLANS ON MY OFF DAY. CLEAN, GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, COOK FOR UPCOMING MEALS AND FREEZE THEM IN PORTIONS SO I DON'T HAVE TO COOK WHEN I DON'T WANT TO, GET MY NAILS DONE, STUDY SOME FOR SOME STUPID MENU TEST FOR MY NEW JOB, WASH CLOTHES. WELL, I PIDDLE PADDLED AROUND, SLEPT LATE, GOT ONLINE FOR AWHILE, THEN WENT BACK TO SLEEP BEFORE I HAD TO GO TO THE B-FRIEND'S PARENTS FOR THE "FEAST". ANYWAY, I DIDN'T GET HOME TILL NEARLY 9PM. I WAS SO SO SO SO TIRED.

 

I ONLY BOUGHT ONE "UNIFORM, AKA, UGLY PANTS," FOR THIS NEW JOB BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO WASTE MONEY ON SOME PANTS I WILL ONLY WEAR THERE AND HOPEFULLY NOT FOR LONG. I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH ALL I HAD PLANNED ( CEPT THE NAILS, TOO LATE) ANYWAY. THAT WHITE OXFORD SHIRT WE HAVE TO WEAR GETS MAKEUP STAINS AROUND THE COLLAR, WHICH I HATE. SO, I SOAKED THE COLAR IN CLORAX ON TOP OF THE WASHER. I *****THOUGHT**** I CLEANED IT ALL UP. WELP, NOT SO.

 

I DIDN'T SEE IT WHEN I TOOK OUT THE NEXT LOAD WITH THE ****BLACK**** UNIFORM PANTS IN IT TILL I PULLED THEM OUT OF THE DRYER AT AROUND 11PM. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAD OBVIOUSLY DRAGGED THEM THROUGH THE CLORAX. THE WHOLE BACK SIDE WAS ORANGE, I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO GO TO WALMART TO BUY SOME NEW ONES BECAUSE I WAS SCHEDULED TO WORK AT 7AM TODAY.

 

SO, THE B-FRIEND, KNOWING I CAN NOT SEE AT NIGHT, OFFERED TO DRIVE ME. TG. OH YEAH, I RUINED TWO OF HIS MONOGRAMMED UNIFORM SHIRTS THEY HAVE TO SPECIAL ORDER IN THE PROCESS. SO, WITH ME IN TOW, ALL NERVOUS AND UPSET, WE TREK TO WALMART. I HAVE TO HAVE PETITE BECAUSE I AM SO SHORT. AVERAGE DRAGS THE FLOOR IF IT ISN'T HEMMED AND I WILL NOT WEAR SLOPPY LOOKING CLOTHES. WELP, WALMART HAD EVERY SINGLE SIZE EXCEPT ONE THAT FIT ME. I WAS EVEN WILLING TO BUY AN AVERAGE LENGTH AND SAFETY PIN IT UP TILL I COULD GET TO A DRYCLEANER AND HAVE THEM ALTERED, I CAN'T SEW. EVEN THE MEN'S DEPT DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING APPROPRIATE.

 

 

SO****** WE HAVE TO DRIVE 45 MINUTES TO THE NEXT TOWN TO THAT WALMART. UP AND DOWN THOSE MOUNTAINS, ALL I HAD LEFT TO DO, RUINING CLOTHES, I WAS HAVING A MAJOR ANXIETY ATTACK. THEN I REMEMBERED I HAD A SMALL BOTTLE OF NO-DOZ STAY AWAKE PILLS I KEEP IN MY BLAZER AND HAD PUT A FEW XANAX IN THEM FOR "EMERGENCIES. SO, IN THE DARK, I TOOK A XANAX.

 

 

BY THE TIME WE ARRIVED AT THE NEXT WALMART, AFTER MIDNIGHT NOW, I WAS A NERVOUS WRECK. IT WAS THEN I REALIZED I HAD TAKEN ONE OF THOSE NO-DOZ I HAD BROKEN IN HALF INSTEAD OF THE XANAX. AT LEAST WALMART HAD A SIZE THAT FIT ****IN TALL LENGTH******, NO WAY THOSE CAN BE "PINNED". I ALMOST BROKE DOWN. THEN I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF MYSELF IN A MIRROR AND I LOOKED LIKE A WILD WOMAN. NO MAKE UP, HAIR ALL WILD CUZ OF THE WINDY NIGHT, AND A FRAYED LOOK, HECK I SCARED MYSELF.

 

THEN I SAID, "WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO, DRIVE TO INDIANA OR OHIO TO GET A PAIR OF FREAKING PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?". B-FRIEND, PRETTY SILENT ( PROBABLY SCARED, LOL) TILL THEN SAID, "KIM, I HAVE A SEWING KIT AND A PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE, I'LL HEM THEM FOR YOU, IT WILL ONLY TAKE A FEW MINUTES". I SAID "YOU HAVE A *****WUT?" OMG, THE MAN CAN SEW, WHO KNEW. TG FOR BOY SCOUT BADGES.

 

SO, FINALLY, I GOT HOME AROUND 1AM OR SO, GOT MY PANTS HEMMED, BUT HAD MAJOR INSOMNIA BECAUSE OF THE STAY AWAKE PILL. SOMEHOW I MANAGED ON 2 HOURS SLEEP TODAY AND PASSED THEIR STUPID TEST TOO. NOW I HAVE THREE PAIR OF THOSE PANTS, LOL. I WILL KEEP THEM ALL AWAY FROM BLEACH.

 

NOW, I AM HOME AND AM GOING TO GET A NAP SOON. I'M WIRED NOW THOUGH FROM RUNNING AROUND ALL MORNING. HOW DOES THIS KINDA THING ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME? LOL

 

 

KIM :bouncing_off_wall: :bouncing_off_wall:

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Kim,

 

Have you tried Oxyclean. It's the best stain remover I have ever met.

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Wow, I was a nervous wreck just reading you blog...what a series of unfortunate events. Now's the time to sit back and let out a loud laugh and cry to release that pent-up frustration.

If I could I 'd go to the Walmart here and get those pants for you.

How about turning the 'bleached' pants into a new fashion fad...tye-dye a color? Or get that handy BF to make a purse and hat out of them?

I'm sending you relaxing, calming thoughts to soothe your soul.

God Bless,

Janice

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Wow, I was a nervous wreck just reading you blog...what a series of unfortunate events. Now's the time to sit back and let out a loud laugh and cry to release that pent-up frustration.

 

Kim I hope now you can relax...plans made ahead of time never works. Rest, take a load off you sure sound like you need it :cloud9: .

 

Shelia

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Kim I always used to try to pack more into a day off than was humanly possible before stroke.....

 

Glad you found the pants and have a talented BF that can sew!!!

 

I also found WISK is great rubbed into collars before throwing in the washing machine with regular laundry soap...

 

Take Care glad you passed the test..

 

Take a deep breath and count to 5 then exhale slowly....

 

Love ya Bonnie

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Kimmer:

 

Sorry for your 'rough time'. However, there is a saying "The faster I go, the behinder I get". Just think of ALL the blunders that you made. I DON'T see them as mistakes or problems, I SEE them as 'learning experiences'.

 

WHY?

 

1. You now know that you need to keep your laundry supplies on a shelf, NOT the washer.

 

2. When you spill stuff on the washer, you clean it up right away.

 

3. You have learned NOT to put other pills in a different pill container.

 

4. Getting upset only causes MORE undue stress which then causes you to get upset more which leads to MORE stress - a vicious cycle.

 

5. You can NOW find the Wal Mart that are in your area, and the clothing that they carry.

 

6. When a problem arises, learn to use your resources - i.e. boyfriend, spouse, etc.

 

As far as 'that stupid test' for where you work, IT IS IMPORTANT that the 'service staff' and kitchen help ARE aware of the proper rules and regulations concerning food safety, employee's personal hygiene, etc. I know it might be STUPID to you, but, I work in the food service industry and I DO TAKE Food Safety and Sanitation rules VERY VERY VERY SERIOUSLY. If people don't, THEY SHOULD NOT be in the business.

 

I am certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services. And I am 'appalled' at how 'careless' employees are concerning handling food. IT MAKES ME SICK to see it, and yes, if I am in a restaurant, I WILL point it out to the manager-on-duty. Do I care? Yes, because IT IS the restaurant's responsibility to ensure that ALL food code rules ARE FOLLOWED !!!

 

 

Denny :chef:

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DENNY,

 

MY FAMILY OWNED A RESTAURANT WHERE I WORKED FOR YEARS AS A KID AND TEEN, AND AFTER THAT I WORKED IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS INCLUDING GENERAL MANAGER AND CATERING. I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID.

 

 

THE REASON I THINK IT IS STUPID, IS BECAUSE IT IS SO COMMON SENSE AND INGRAINED IN ME, THAT IT IS SECOND NATURE.( REGARDING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES YOU MENTIONED. THE ANNOYING PART I HAD TO "STUDY FOR" IS THAT ABBREVIATIONS AND CODES YOU WRITE ON THE TICKETS MAKES NO SENSE COMPARED TO ANYWHERE ELSE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

 

FOR INSTANCE. THE CODE FOR BROCOLI IS "I". THE CODE FOR CARROTS IS "K". THE CODE FOR MACARONI IS "Z", SO FORTH AND SO ON. MOST PLACES, THE CODE FOR FRENCH FRIES IS FF, THERE'S IS "H" FOR "HOME FRIES". THEN YOU HAVE THE, "BN STANDS FOR TWO THINGS. BANANA NUT BREAD *** AND BEAN SOUP*** DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU MARK IT ON THE TICKET. THEN ONCE YOU HANDWRITE IT, IT'S DIFFERENT IN THE WAY IT'S INPUT INTO THE COMPUTER.

 

 

 

IT'S MIND BOGGLING AND SO SO SO CONFUSING TO ME. THAT'S WHAT I MEANT BY "STUPID TEST". I TAKE RESTAURANT AND THE FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY IN GENERAL VERY VERY VERY SERIOUSLY TYVM. I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER, LOL. I WAS HAVING A BAD DAY AND DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN ALL THAT.

 

 

KIM

 

:hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha:

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Kim,

 

K stands for coke and DK is Diet coke. That was my shorthand. Don't know why K was coke but it worked and was quick.

Pam

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Pam

 

didn't our dear President tell us that FF stands for "freedom fries?" :serenade:

 

sandy

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