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

Holy Frick Retail

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Man, I am over retail. I know I’ve said that like four hundred times, but I am so over it. Customers, mega corps, and having a boss… Work is just not worth the stress that it gives you. Relax Deryn, you’re just stressed... I don’t know if it’s the pandemic or people are actually dumb, but my god. With everything getting bad again, I feel like I’m losing my mind. And because the company I work for is what it is, I don’t speak on behalf of the company. These thoughts are mine and I hate people most of the time…

Stole more pictures from my friend overseas!

We have plexiglass between us and the customers right now, and yet people don’t understand that. My boss and I have been running into interesting arguments of sorts with almost everyone. There’s been too many instances where people have straight up pushed the glass off my counters. I understand you’re lazy, but please don’t lean on the counter. The sanitizer smells terrible and if you touch anything I have to spray it. And I don’t get why people just refuse to listen to me.

Right now people are either on edge, or just don’t care about anyone. Man, I hate dealing with arrogant people and all their unnecessary crap. There’s signs all over my store asking people to not touch shit, but of course, no one in the world can read. We’re working on it, but holy frick, and asking anyone to stop touching anything in my store is impossible. It becomes a fight not worth having.

Ranting isn’t my favourite thing to do, but thank you for coming along with me today! I just don’t understand why people can’t be kind. I was talking to my boss about getting a raise, and my lovely roommate chimed in with a really good piece of advice. “why invest my time into a career I’m not passionate about when I could invest my time into what I really want to do.” I can’t thank her enough for being in my life.

But, that’s all I have for today, as you can tell, I’m almost an hour late today. My bad... Thanks for stopping by, adn be safe out there!
— Deryn

The Internet is Dumb Sometimes

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I’m on Pinterest way too much and am always reading those “30 day blog challenge” posts. I saw one on “your views on religion” and though, that can’t be a safe topic to discuss, especially on the internet. After I read a few more of those kinds of posts, I couldn’t help but think about it. I’m not crazy enough to talk about it the fresh into my blogging life, don’t worry.

Every morning I read our local new website and found a disgusting picture.

I live in BC, and this scares me. This shouldn’t be a thing. This is why I don’t drive anymore. I’m frustrated.

In other news, I want to die my hair again. I had purple hair for awhile and I miss kids asking me if I was a fairy or a witch. I want pastel pink this time, but it’s just so hard to maintain.

Did you hear about the Amazon? If not, go read about it now!

I apologize for this but I just really needed to ramble, ya know? The past couple weeks have been up and down emotionally and physically and I needed to vent that energy. No matter where I go on the internet, some bullshit crazy stuff is invading my sanity. I especially feel bad for the US. I’m sorry again I’m feeling better though. Anyways

Thanks for reading I guess?

— Deryn

Can I Rant?

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I work in service jobs, I’ve got three of them on the go. Girls gotta make money right? I deal with a lot of people in a day, like it’s absurd how many faces I see. When you work around so many different people, you get to the best and the worst of ’em. There are some things that I cannot stand!

1) YOU HAVE ZERO REASON TO BE RUDE

I’m not a punching bag! Why are you shouting and swearing at me? I have done nothing but my job the whole time. Like c’mon rando

2) I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER PRICING

If I say something is a certain price, that’s because that’s what it is. No I’m not joking, no I can’t mark it down. And especially, no, I cannot make it free. You think I get paid enough to make something free and lose my job because you don’t want to buy it online for a third of the price? Nah. Not at all how that’s going to go.

3) Trying to be “Funny” or Prank Calling me Wastes Our Time

Yes I said “our” because now I have your phone number. And I am one hundred percent okay with reporting that number for as many different things as I can. It’s 2019, I can pay the dollar and have your phone number on the internet as a “do not answer” number. Like buddy, leave me alone. Call a pizza joint or something.

4) Yes I’m a Woman. Yes I’m Nice. No I am NOT FLIRTING WITH YOU

It’s literally my job to be nice to you. I act that way with every single person who walks through the door. Thank you and good bye.

5) I have an EXTREME Perfume Allergy

Why do you have to wear so much perfume and cologne? Take a shower and wear deodorant. Or you know you don’t even need the deodorant. Just reduce the man made scents so I can breathe please. I’m coughing because my throat is swelling and I actually cannot catch my breath.

I’m sorry about this rant but I needed to say something before I go insane. I am a FIRM believer that everyone should have to do retail or fast food at some point in their life so they understand the struggles people like myself put up with.

I don’t believe I’m asking too much. I just wish people were more respectful. I’m really not trying to make your life difficult.

Thanks for reading!

— Deryn