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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)
 
 
Brian's FanFic Journal: Pocket Protectormr_beeto on December 7th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I just posted chapter 49 this morning, so thirty sounds about right. *grin*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
:P Let's say it in a chorus now, Abby!

"BRIII-AN!!"

*Both cross arms and pout*
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
Except mine wouldn't be quite like that...it'd be more like me stretching my arms through cyberspace and grabbing him by the shoulders, then pushing him back and fourth until his head wobbled. :D THEN, I'd say "BRIII-AN!!"
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
BTW, she's reading the 'Pulitzers' next, Brian. *LOL*
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
And I'm reeeeaaaallllyyy excited about that! Whoo hoo!
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favorite chapters. Watch out for that last line. ;)
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
*chews lip and continues reading...*

*jaw drops* GGGGAAAAAHHH!!!!!! *runs around the room... again*

Now I'm really happy that I'm reading this were it is!

*still running*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
*ROTFLMAO*

You should have seen everyone when it first came out!
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sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
*sticks out her tounge* Oh, hush you! I'm trying - and you know I am! :D
Brian's FanFic Journal: Pocket Protectormr_beeto on December 7th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Relax, I'm a bit behind on reviews, too. It's tough to stay caught up when there are so many good stories.
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
So true.

It's tough to stay caught up when there are so many good stories.

I'm going to pretend that's not a subtle plug for your story. :D
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Brian's FanFic Journal: Superman Seriousmr_beeto on December 7th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
No plug intended. Mother raised her kids to be humble.

I'm thinking with stories like Little Secrets, Getting Eaten Alive, Eye of the Storm (which has a new chapter after a two month hiatus), Aftermath (which I'm reading at The Planet because I'm too impatient to wait for her to update at FF.net), Déjà Vu, Veritas, Life Belongs to the Living, Underground, and a handful of good one-shots. There's a lot to choose from.
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Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
*LOL* We are all just the Kings and Queens of Subtleties around here. *LOL*
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Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
AMEN! That's what I'm saying. There's not an author on here that I converse with whose work I don't love.