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07 December 2006 @ 11:29 am
Time For Spoilers! :)  

It's been a tough week and we're trying to get this to you all as fast as we can. Christmastime is so busy! And we have SO many ideas for the next few chapters! If only we could both take a week off work and just write. That would be heavenly. *Sigh*

Oh, BTW, I want to reprint this just briefly. It was something originally posted for

sean_montgomery and ellalou73 :

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The Cashier's Lament


A lot of people forget during this season that the cashiers and baggers and cafe workers, etc. are *also* people. The stress and hurry and worry they're feeling is pretty much mirrored by us. I had one man completely blow up at me last night and it took every ounce of strength in me to be nice and try to reason with him over the price of a washcloth. A two dollar washcloth.

In the end, after going over to the display and rereading the prices, he calmed down and admitted he was wrong. Turns out that he had driven down straight from West Virginia to Jacksonville, Fl, only to check into his hotel (he's having a house built in Ponte Vedra and it's nearly done) and find that they had run out of towels. Can you believe that? *LOL* And it was the Radisson, too. *snicker* He was just looking for a good price for stuff that could go to the new house as well. And it *was* 9:45 at night.

In the end, I think he took five minutes to apologize and thank me for having the Christmas spirit. After all of that, I really appreciated it, as last night was a chamber of horrors in that five people (including managers) were closing an nine-position store. Didn't mean I didn't want to kick him, but it was awesome that he even took the time to admit he was wrong.

For those of you behind the counter like me, Sean, and Ella, keep holding on. There's someone out there with you slogging it out. I'll be thinking of you every night until, Christmas and hope we get through it.

For the rest of you, think of every cashier as us. And hug your cashier today. Trust me, they need it! ;)

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End of speech. Sorry, but needed to get it out there.

EDIT: Also, a new video from purplesunbeam! I didn't make this one! (Sorry for any confusion!)



And I plan to see what I can do for a Christmas video while I'm home today, as well as starting on the Superman Saga/'It's All Coming Back To Me' one.

Now *LOL* to the spoiler. :) 


The cell phone buzzed for a second, then played the first recorded message. “Lois, it’s Richard. I saw the news. We need to talk.” An abrupt click as he hung up the phone, and Lois pinched the bridge of her nose, wondering if this was what a migraine felt like. 

Next message…

“Miss Lane, this is Jimmy. I think the Chief’s really mad at you – he’s turning red and yelling something about you and the news? Call me before you come back to the office and I’ll let you know if the coast is clear.” Even as he whispered, she could hear Perry bellowing in the background.

Next message…

“Lois, this is your mother. I hope you realize you’ve just traumatized your twins. They were watching TV, and they saw all of that. Kala’s in her room claiming that there’s nobody named Kala home right now, and Jason’s in tears because he says you said you and Superman were friends and now you’re being mean. Call me.”

Next message…

:)
 
 
On the Verge of: sleepysleepy
Beautiful Noise: Daniel Powter-Stupid Like This (LS Couple Lament)
 
 
sean_montgomery: Me-hysteriasean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Hey Lois - I think we got hugged and insulted in the same sentence! *laughs*

We love you too, Barb! *hugs*
Barbara: Did You Reallyhtbthomas on December 8th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Where did I insult you???

Hee.
sean_montgomery: Brandon - hee!sean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, I dunno... the part where you mentioned us as 'incredibly interesting' was bolder in my eyes than anything else you said. ;)
Barbara: MJ What's gotten into you?htbthomas on December 8th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
-_- That was a compliment, you silly loon...
sean_montgomery: Brandon - beyond amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
*rereads*

Oh.

HA!

Um, okay. No insults. Big hugs all around!
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
*Wheezing*
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I don't know my own strength.

*takes off her reading glasses and waggles her brows*
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Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
The minute we started talking about that track, I wondered if she'd say something. Poor B, subjected to us and all of our Emo Rock.
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Also known as 'Random as hell'. *LOL*
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
But better known as 'having too much time on their days off!' :D
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
But enjoying every minute of it. I don't know when I laughed this much last.
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Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
:P *LOL* I think she's also picking on us about the amount of comments in here now. God, I'm scared to look! I think it was 124 the last time I glanced.
Barbara: K Byehtbthomas on December 8th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
It's because Sean doesn't have any Messengers yet...
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
True. Very true. God, 124 comments. *LOL*
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
*ROTFLMAO*