I had a restless nights sleep in anticipation of the next day...one of our poppers had gone down the night before and I was worried about what we were going to do...if both poppers aren't working we can't pop it faster than we sell it.
I had a small bit of Christmas at 9:30 this morning with my mom...I received a very kind and generous gift from my parents as well as a nice sweater from The Gap...and then I was off to work. The Christmas tunes helped me get kind of in the spirit...but as soon as we opened the doors...to quote Marlin, "Good feelings gone!"
The line would NOT end!!! They just kept coming and coming and coming and coming...we had so many new releases plus LOTRs plus all the shows were scheduled to be starting 15 minutes apart...we just couldn't seem to catch a break! All the departments were sending people to help us...but from 12:00 to 5:00...it was like flying 10 kites all at once and praying they wouldn't tangle. Just...insane.
Things FINALLY started slowing down around 6:00. I think much of it was because of the snowstorm that hit. I really had thought the day would start out slow and then get busier as the day went along but it turned out to be the exact opposite. Just nuts.
We were rather shorthanded as I mentioned previously...but what kills me...the last time I actually had enough people I got a lecture on over staffing! TODAY I get a lecture on making sure there are enough people during busy times!!! I just can't win!!!
So, yes, I'm very tired, it has felt about zip diddley like Christmas...and since it's 3:21 at the theater and I open at 8:00 and there's a blizzard outside, I'm just spending the night here.
I told Jen with my hours the last few days I feel like I'm in art school again...except there at the end of the crunch times I had some nifty pieces of art or animation. I really can't wait for this to end. I know I said I was looking forward to it...but I take it back! AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!!!
I know my sibs will read this before my mom, so can you guys please ask her to get me a change of clothes for tomorrow at some point. Jett feel gross!!!