That was some kind of nutty weekend…

Car after an ice storm hit central Iowa in 2007.

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First we had the ice storm that prevented me from getting in my car Saturday morning, that made the roads, sidewalks, even the grass treacherous.  Sunday morning, when I went to work, there were still patches of ice…nothing too bad…and it was 48 degrees at 5 am…seriously…in January…in Indiana…by noon, the ice was gone, but a heavy fog had moved in…and it got thicker as the day and evening progressed…

I went in to work Sunday morning at 5:30 am, still not feeling well…thinking I’d go home when the closing manager got there at 12:30.  The only problem with that was the closing manager didn’t show up at 12:30.  When I tried calling him, his phone number wasn’t current…great.  He still wasn’t there at 1:30.  Then I remembered one of the early morning downstocking crew guys saying he thought it was odd that the (to remain nameless) closing manager was driving down to Louisville when he got off work Saturday night when he was scheduled to be back at work at 12:30 Sunday…not good, not good at all…

Then one of the cashiers told me that this other manager had told her that another of the managers was going to work for him…well, I knew that wasn’t going to happen because this other guy is in the National Guard and had drill this weekend…by this time my head was starting to pound and my chest was hurting from coughing.  And I was running a fever…nice…and I always tell people to stay away if they’re sick, here I was potentially infecting all of my co-workers…

So…anyhow…I’m sure you’ve already guessed how this story ends…he never showed up…I ended up working from 5:30 am until about 8:30 pm…not happy about it, but when you’re a manager, you can’t just leave when your shift is over…there has to be a manager there at all times…and yesterday, that manager was me…sometimes I really love my job!!

The sunrise from a few days ago.

One Response

  1. That had to be a long, frustrating day for you. What if you hadn’t been able to come in that morning?
    Love the sunrise picture; don’t miss the days of iced up cars! Are you feeling better today?

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