But we still fear what we don’t know.” —The Killers, “A Dustland Fairytale”
Today was just mad frenzy everywhere. When I left the house this morning, our neighbourhood had been hit with a small blackout (lasted literally a few seconds only), and alarms were ringing NONSTOP. The blackouts set off the alarms that were set by other households while they were not at their homes, so they just kept ringing and ringing into the day. I usually bus to work out of convenience (and I like to think that I am being environmentally friendlier as well) and today the roads were just madness. At the intersection where my bus stop is, the lights were completely out due to the blackout and weren’t up yet.
I feel quite guilty for what happened next because it felt like I jinxed it. I was talking to a friend on the phone about the lights being down and whatnot and being the idiot I am, I played the “What if” game. “What if somebody crashed?” I asked. And then it actually happened a little while after I got off the phone. This BMW t-bones a Honda. Surprisingly, the Honda held up quite well while the hood/bumper of the BMW just compressed towards the windshield. Needless to say I ran over to check and make sure the driver of the cars and their occupants were okay, and thankfully there were other people around like store owners to come out as well. Thankfully the injuries seemed minimal, although the BMW was steaming out of its hood a lot. But yeah, I feel bad cause I felt like I jinxed the whole situation. I hope they are alright now.
Skip forward a couple hours. The workplace is hell today. It was probably one of the busiest days ever, and people were packed into each cashier lane. (By the way, I work as a part-time cashier. Although quitting is imminent.) The biggest problem was that when I scanned some items, some of them would come up the wrong prices, because the customers say that they should be cheaper than it says on the screen. And so, a cashier has to call somebody to check in situations like this, and that’s exactly what I did. What people can’t understand, and what pissed me off so much today, is that the other customers behind in the line think it is all your fault that they are waiting, and give me annoyed looks. Honestly, there’s nothing I could do except wait for the guy to check the prices and them being annoyed and pissed off at me does not help.
In some cases it fuels my rage. There was this one man today. Right off the bat, he was one of those people who you can tell are a dick. I was helping a woman find out the price for an item, and this man just starts spewing every possible swear he can, directing most of these comments and my “lack of service” and how he’s just waiting there. He starts throwing every swear out there, and even starts to insult my supervisor for being slow when she came to help the woman. His attitude just infuriated me so much. If he said that to me when I wasn’t working, I wouldn’t have let him get away with it. What a douchebag. Hope the groceries he bought were rotten or something.
In other news, this post turned out WAY longer then expected. Kudos to those of you who actually read the entire thing. You are awesome. Internet high five!
One of those panoramic jigsaw puzzles. I want to build together a cityscape picture and be able to frame my accomplishments if I am successful in completing it. It’s really quite troublesome to find one because I honestly have no clue where to even begin looking for such a puzzle.Admittedly, I have even tried looking through Toys R Us but to no prevail. The majority of them were puzzles for children. The closest I’ve come to a cityscape puzzle was one of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but I’d honestly prefer one of a Canadian city, like Vancouver, Toronto, maybe even New York City.
Or perhaps I’m asking for a puzzle that just doesn’t exist. I blame myself for having random compulsions to do things like this though. I know most of you probably think this is so lame, but I guess I’m just awesome that way.
1. How old are you?
18 years old.
2. Why don’t you post pictures of yourself?
I don’t usually take a lot of pictures and I have the curse of not being very photogenic. Which is rather unfortunate for you.
3. What kind of music would you recommend?
I consider my own music taste to be quite eclectic and everybody likes different things so it’s hard to say I guess. It would probably help if I knew what kind of music you enjoy listening to.
4. What other blogs do you like and would recommend?
Probably my most visited ones:
The World We Live In (beautiful photographs from around the world)
Hey Vancouver (what’s not to love about living in this gorgeous city?)
Great Showdowns (I like his illustrations and the idea behind the blog)
Lizbee (she posts rad music and leads an interesting life to say the least!)
Mike Mitchell (the man behind “Team Coco” poster; great artist)
Lyrics Quote (little quotes from songs made into neat pictures)
I enjoy a lot of the visual and audio Tumblrs as you can see from above. There’s also a lot of other cooler people that I follow though. Sorry you did not get mentioned. These were just the first ones I thought of when I read the question.
5. Why is Lady Gaga so weird?
The answer for this question eludes me too. I can’t say I am fan of her’s, sorry.