I Know I Know

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I missed the first, and the second, but there’s a good reason! Well, kind of anyway… The first is I got my second covid shot (WOOHOO!!!) and then I went to my boyfriends place. Work is going to be crazy the next couple weeks, so I’ve decided to spend a week here at his place! Today though, I wanted to share some, interesting things that have happened to me over the past few weeks. My city has been in and out of mask mandates, and the general public are bizarre on a good day. Before we get into things, let Shadow remind us life doesn’t always suck.

Like, he’s cute

So, the Gym

For awhile masks were optional, but I still wore mine everywhere. I mean I still wear mine even with both my shots, since people are gross. But I was at the gym, and I decided I was going to run for like, an hour. Get that heart pumping ya know? It’s been like, thirty minutes and I’m tired, panting, just dying inside, so I step off the treadmill for a moment and this guy walks over to me

The words, out of this guys mouth – “You know you don’t have to wear those right? You don’t have to feel oppressed anymore.” 
Excuse me?
I couldn’t help myself. – “You know you don’t have to walk up to women who are alone in the gym right?”

The staff asked me to be nice to other gym goers as I left…

The Mall

I bought a tea and took my mask off. I’m sitting at a table, by myself and I’ve even got my headphones ’cause I’ve got an awesome YouTube video to watch. I’m about ten minutes into the video and an older lady sits at my table. Baffled, I take out a headphone and she just, no word of a lie, “you shouldn’t wear a mask, the government is going to control people like you.” 

Lady, leave me alone please. I dead panned and just “can you just leave me alone please?” 
AND SHE COMES BACK WITH “don’t let them control you!”

I was trying so hard to be civil, but this lady just would not go away. So naturally, I decided to be “the wrong person to talk to” that day. I busted out the “ma’am, I asked you as nice as I could to piss off, so I’ma say it much blunter for you now, go away or I’ll call security for the harassment, alright?” 

A purfect cat

We’re Back at the Gym

It’s the same scenario too, fresh off the treadmill, and this person walks up to me. So I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are just walking by. “The sign on the front door says you don’t have to wear that you know?” I know, I’m choosing to wear a mask buddy. Please go away. “Besides, covid is just a government scam anyway.”

So, me, being me, “Actually I’m wearing it because you smell like you bathed in Axe BodySpray and I have an allergy. Go away please.” Guess that makes me the bad guy… 
“You don’t have to be such a c*** you know,” no, you’re right, I don’t. But people need to mind their own business sometimes. “I’m just trying to save you!”

I wasn’t lying, I have a perfume allergy, the scents make my lungs swell. I was even put on oxygen a few times in school after gym classes. But, he used a very fun word, so I had to be a dick. “I’ll be safer when you walk away. You realize I’m a young woman, by myself at the gym, and you of all people decided to walk up to me? You’re lucky I’m feeling nice or I’d start screaming.” 

I was SUPER Hungover

And my amazing boyfriend recommends Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries for lunch. We’re on our way to the dog beach, so Taz is in the car. I’m inside ordering food, and it’s a hot day out. My lovely boys decide they’re going to wait for me at the outside seating available, and this woman decides to walk up to my man and say that it’s probably too hot on the pavement for puppies paws. Alright, I mean, if he wasn’t under the table in shade. But okay. And then proceeds to tell him he should “take off his shoes and feel the pavement himself” I get it, you’re worried about the dog, but there are so many nicer ways of going about that, like come on… 

So, I wasn’t actually there, I was inside right, so when I caught up to him and he told me what had happened, I had seen the daughter. Tall, tattoos, stunning really, and I made the joke “you should have told her that her daughter was hotter than the pavement.” We both got a good laugh and then went to the beach.

Taz is good boy

Although, I Did Make a Friend

There’s an older gentleman that I’ve seen every day for years parked outside the Tim Horton’s I got to before work. When everything is open, he sits inside, but now he sits in his car. I’ve for years wanted to say “Hello” but was just too shy and my dad decided he was going to do it for me. We always theorized what his life was like, and I thought he was Ukrainian by the resting expression he has. 

Turns out, his name is Carlo and he’s an old Italian man. Also super friendly and now I make sure to say “hello” every time I see him. He always smiles so much went I waddle on over to his car. I made a friend!

But Yeah,

That’s everything fun that’s happened to me lately. Sorry again for being late, but thanks for stopping by anyway! I hope you’re well, and staying safe! We’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

Halloween in 2020

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I have to work today. Guess who’s going in full costume!! Spoiler, it’s me! Oh I am so excited! Spirit Halloween is a great store that I spent way too much money at this year. I’ve got vampire fangs, a full pirate costume, and an inflated ego all ready to go. My boots are 100% impractical, and this waist belt thing is putting in WORK! I’m living for it.

Dad wants breakfast, so first stop is there. Man, this hat is massive! Every time I think about my hat I start laughing. I’m so excited! The lovely people there loved my costume. I’m supposed to “YAARRR” each person I talk to apparently. My dad wants me to report back on that, but I don’t think I will. Just sounds like it’ll kill my voice…

Now that I’m at work, I’ve stuck my nametag to my coat. I lowkey look dorky, but I feel awesome in this costume. I also forgot my fangs at home, although I talk better without them, and I work in sales. Being able to talk (or I guess communicate) is kind of my job. So far, work is quiet. I’m sitting here watching YouTube videos, writing this. Tonight is where the excitement will be. I’m having both my boyfriend and the roommates boyfriend over for scary movies!

There’s a rock in my boot… The highlight of my day so far has been trying to fish that out without taking the boot off. Oh, wait, maybe a customer? Or they’re headed to Tim Horton’s... Nope, not my customer. At this rate, I’ll catch up on all the YouTube I have yet to watch. Well, it’s only noon, so we’ll see.

Three in the afternoon and still not a whole lot. One real customer and I know him so…

I had two customers today. And one made me almost cry. Super not into that, but what do you do? Anyway, time to stop at the grocery store, grab the last few things we need, and then party! I mean, as much of a party as watching scary movies and drinking pop goes.

First movie, Candyman. Tony Todd is a great actor and I’m surprised I’ve never seen that movie before. An interesting concept and THE BEES! All around, good movie.

Second movie of the night, Night of the Living Dead. More Tony Todd I know, and a good idea. I got to show the roommate why I made the “solid doors” joke. All around, good time.

Last movie for us, As Above, So Below. What an interesting movie! Roommate’s boyfriend recommended it and my god what a good idea! It was like, creepy, suspenseful and I hadn’t seen it, so I needed a protection shoulder to hide behind. Scary movies are great! Only thing, I had to look the ending up because it seemed to, happy? Yeah, that’s probably the best way to describe it. All around good movie though and I’m glad it was recommended!

That’s it though, I’m tired. No kids came around but that’s probably a good thing. Thanks for coming with me! Talk soon!

— Deryn

Some People

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Nov 25th
I’m on the bus and my god, some people. This one guy is on the phone with someone and he just keeps swearing. Like bud, relax. Save that profanity for somewhere else please. I’m a loud person myself but I’m not cussing everywhere like I own the place, that’s rude. I’m frustrated. Even when more people get on the bus, he hasn’t stopped. Blerg… I even have made eye contact with him on multiple occasions like dude, relax.

I Took this Picture.

Nov 29th
I’m such an embarrassment! I stood up to get ready to get off the bus and spun around crashing into some people. I SUCK! Ugh *starts crying*

Dec 1st
Not so Bus but still Adventure! I was at Starbucks with a friend, and it’s about 7:30pm right? I’m sitting, we’re chatting, just typical coffee shop etiquette, when this guy, about late forties, starts getting loud with the lady behind the counter. She’s trying to apologize and calm this nutcase out, but he’s just getting louder. I’ve worked customer service for almost ten years now, and hearing the phrase “I’m a customer, I’m always right” just triggers my bitch mode. So I told my friend, “one second, I’ve got to go get in line” and marched over to the counter behind asshole customer guy. I’m standing behind this guy for like, ten minutes more like two and I decided I was going to cut this guy off. I asked “how late are you open till?” Cause now it’s about 8pm. Now that I’ve said something, this guy decides he’s going to in my face calling me rude for cutting him off, which to be fair I did do. My reply “she’s doing her job, calm down man”. After being all huffy and puffy, dickhead left all pouty. No matter how many years I work with the public, I will never understand customers.

I Also Took this Picture!

Dec 11th
Another asshole at Starbucks! Guy was trying to buy a box of loose leaf tea, and there’s only one till open which has a customer already. Guy gets impatient and throws a $10 bill down and tries to leave. A staff member asked him to wait a moment because they have to scan the product and that it would only take a second. That makes sense! Just wait a second, and then their inventory isn’t messed and you can get your change, right? Apparently not. This guy is so upset, he tosses the box at the person behind the counter, and then gets confused on why he’s now being asked to leave. Like buddy, you literally THREW PRODUCT and expect to not be kicked out?

Dec 12th
Bussing is insane. People are so bizarre! The bus people were normal this time around, in fact my bus had six total passengers for the whole ride, but living where I do, weather is garbage. With the weather being terrible, people are driving like complete idiots. Constant switching between lanes without using turning signals, accidents on every block, it’s like people see snow and legitimately forget how to drive! I’m baffled!

I’m Getting Good at this Picture Thing!

It Ain’t Much
But I’m not planning on riding the bus anymore this year, just because I don’t have much reason to go into town. I asked for bus tickets for Christmas, so hopefully I get to ride it a lot more come the new year. I enjoy travelling and seeing the road, and with my car still broken, bussing is all I have. Bussing and retail, man do they change your view on the world. Humans are such interesting creatures! Oh, and before I forget, Blessed Yule! Thank you for coming along on all my adventures! And safe travels!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this today!
— Deryn