A little update on my life as it has been a few days since we last talked Netty.
Yesterday was super stressful. At work within 5 minutes of walking in I got a call to tell me that one of the girls in another store had been in a collision and had been taken to hospital. Their store would need cover. I had organised it all, but I needed approvzl as though I am one of the most capable in store, I am not a manager so I cannot authorise it.
I noticed the girl I was working with was walking funny, spaced out and in pain. I asked her if she was ok, if she needed anything. She said no, she was just a little ill, nothing major, so I let it slide. I went downstairs to do some work and 10 minutes later I get a call, she is feeling dizzy and faint. I rush back upstairs and get her to sit down out back while I do all the work. It turns out two days ago she had smacked her head and had been feeling off for the last few days. She ran off her list of issues and it screamed concussion to me. I grabbed the RAF guy from next door who is a trained medic to have a look at her without telling him anything I knew. He told me she was concussed and needed to go home. I agreed but could not send her yet and she was flat out refusing to go and leave me in on my own so I told her stay out back and rest, I will call someone and sort it out. I did and I sent her home, but it meant me running the store on my own for 2 hours. Hard work and lost a few sales because of it, but it was doable.
Yesterday I also ended up pulling a 12 hr shift to help out, 3 hours more than I was supposed to be there as they needed the help as today is the start of sale. They needed it bigtime or they would have been in store until gone midnight and that is just not cool. I hope today when I walk in it will be less stressed and more sales based rather than store drama. I was in a dark mood all day so I had to put on big smiles for some people, but the RAF guy knew I was seriously struggling. He offered help but I rejected it. Some things you just need to deal with alone.
The day before that I spent the day with my brother. I went in for a management meeting (even though I an not management) for 90 minutes which was productive. I took my brother and the RAF guy to go see a film which was fun, and the brother and I also went shopping and got a Nando’s. It was great to spend time with him and relax, we never get a chance to with school and work clashing. He will be leaving school soon and doing a gap year before going to university. Problem is he hasn’t told our parents he is taking one. That is going to be an interesting conversation.
The day before that I was working and The Marine and The RAF Guy were on as well next door, but they were both in a bad way. Personal issues combined with work ones had reached a head and they were both ready to do some very dangerous things. I was concerned but they both talked to me, and they both displayed enough control to not go nuclear, so I left them to it. I offered them another night out, just sit and do nothing, or go for a walk or something to help, but they both declined. As it turned out, they went out with two girls in another shop we are friend with, but both happen to be their love interests, even though both the women are in relationships. They are both very interested in them, and I know this because they talk to me and have said things. Both of them I have written about on here, being the engaged girl and the one who I couldn’t work out what interested me about her, but then it clicked.
I will admit I was a little put out by this one, I felt a little rejected, but they needed to hash things out too, so I was not so much pushed aside as I was just not there for this one. I make myself sound like such a nosey person.
I met up with my FWB as well in this time. I found out she had been Roofied one night and when I saw her at work she had the shakes and was in a bad way. I talked to who she was on with, The Marine, and he was in agreement she was in no state to be there. He ended up doing 19 hours at work, while I walked her to her dads car and made sure she got home ok. I helped the Marine out as much as I could being next door, and they managed to call someone in, but there was only so much I can do. It was a roller coaster of a day over there.
There was an awkward moment with the FWB and my parents, but I will write about that another time.
Peace for now Netty