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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 :


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! ;)


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)
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
*Slap forehead, groans*
sean_montgomery: Clark - oops...sean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Okay, I apologize - that one was terrible. But you have to admit - the door was WIDE open for that one! Who am I to miss out? :D
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
OMG! I just checked the comment count....

sean_montgomery: Brandon - beyond amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen that yet! OH MY!! ROTFLMBO!

We sure are a talkative duo, aren't we?
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Definitely. *giggling* I don't think I've ever seen one that high before. I hope we don't break the LJ...

Naw, that's B's job. That and FF. :)
sean_montgomery: Clark - homesean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
We still love you, Barb! :D

Would a goal of 200 comments be pushing it?

And how many people have been reading this today, I wonder? D'ya think they've figured out how crazy we are?
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
I think that would be 'yes' to both. :) And I know that at last three of the others have been in here. bisty, Brian, B, Ella, and maaike.
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Oh, really? *runs off to check*

Wow. That really IS funny! We've got too much free time, you and I! :D
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
At least today. Actually, I need to disappear for a while after nine. Need to go please the Muse by watching the SR docu with Brandon and Tristan. Also need to check the DC again for a bit for TPM.
sean_montgomery: Brandon - huh?sean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Also need to check the DC again for a bit for TPM.

I'm sorry - you've lost me again. DC? TPM?
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Donner Cut. Tylenol PM. :D
sean_montgomery: Brandon - beyond amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
RIGHT! Rightrightrightrightright... *giggles*
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Medic. :)
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
No doubts there.

But I must admit - I'm still very curious as to what TPM has to do with anything in this story...
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)

Alot. Trust me. The stress is getting to her worse than ever.
(no subject) - sean_montgomery on December 8th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC) (Expand)