Monday, January 25, 2010
What A Night.
Last night was stranger than usual. You see a lot of weirdness when you work third shift in retail but last night went a little beyond. First I had my normal routine interrupted by a major change being done in the produce department. They totally stripped out the refrigerated cases, washed all the shelves, and reset the product. We will be hearing some complaints from that because people will have to look a little more to find what they want. They do this periodically but usually a little at a time, not the whole thing. Our freezer is located by the produce area. Usually I have plenty of room to break down my pallets, but last night was very crowded. Fortunately, the truck had come in early and they sent someone to stock it. He did about half the truck which did make my job easier. The worst part of working around the produce people is there was one who obviously loves the sound of his voice because he was sharing it with everyone. You could hear it through most of the grocery side. Thankfully I was done in frozen at 3:30 A.M.(usually I get done at close to 7:00) and was able to get away from him.
The second unusual thing was something that I found down one of the frozen aisles. I saw a shirt laying on the floor. That is not unusual as people change their minds about things and just leave them. This shirt, however, was not one we were selling. It was someones stained shirt. I love people. A little later I went to the mens room and there, sitting on the sink, was one of our hand baskets, filled with socks, sweat pants, and a small pillow sitting on top of it. There was no one else there. I have no idea who put it there and why. There are some things that are probably best left unknown. Like I said strange things happen at nights.
As weird as my night was it was not as bad as the other night at the Wal-Mart in Canton, Ohio. There, at 1:30 A.M., a man answered natures call in the store. He urinated on the meat case. They had to throw away $600 worth of meat. You never know what will happen when you work nights.