Last weekend I was a bridesmaid in the wedding of my dear friends Chris and Amanda (one of the many weddings we have in the years to come) Chris and Amanda are both catholic and had a traditional catholic wedding, I am not catholic and therefore I am not well versed in the many rights and rituals of the catholic church. But I think that I may or may not have committed a major offense….
The morning of the wedding all of the bridesmaids had appointments to get their hair done. I declined this option because years of show-choir have equipped me with the experience to create an up-do. It was lucky that I was available because the bride soon realized that she left the second part of her veil in the church and it was needed to finish her hair.
I volunteered to run and get the veil from the church (good thing I invested in that garmin prior to the weekend since I tend to get lost everywhere I go).
I got to the church and tried to find an office where someone may have keys to unlock the bride’s room to no avail. I saw a line for the confessional and thought—-well someone has to be in there.
I whispered to the 5 people waiting in line that this was a real emergency and asked if I could cut them in line ( I wonder what they thought I had done..haha) They all said okay and as the last person came out I went right in walked past the partition and asked the priest to let me into the bride’s room.
He looked annoyed at first but then he let out a great sigh walked out of the room and unlocked the bride’s room.
So maybe this was bad cutting people in line for confession and walking right in to the priest’s face and demanding he open a room for me but in my eyes I was just doing my duty as a faithful bridesmaid.
Congratulations Mr.& Mrs. McGrew
So my third shift working continues on into week 6 or is it week 7? I don’t recall at this point. All this time my manager and I have been the only females in the building working nights, and it had not been an issue–sure we have heard some dirty jokes and sailor mouths from our other co-workers but nothing worse than that. Last night the line was crossed. Let me preface this encounter with the fact that my manager and I have a pretty full work load every night trying to get the store pulled back together (sure there are those nights we watched adventureland and dirty dancing in the break room—but those days have since passed). So here comes the issue:
Beginning last week we had a new set of guys in the store to install a new sound system. They even installed speakers in the bathroom–I don’t know why but they did. In any case last week when they left they left a huge mess in their wake of discarded zip ties and drywall dust. This set us back because we had to clean it all up! If that was not aggravating enough this is the exchange that occured between the my manager and the music guys last night:
“Hey you guys left quite a mess when you left last week. Please clean up after yourselves.”
“I thought it was fine when we left”
“No it was not okay, We had to stay late to clean up your mess”
“Oh you know you liked it!”
“No I did not like cleaning up after you and you will not be allowed to leave today until I see that you have cleaned up.”
Let me say my manager handled this exchange well because I had to fight the urge to smack this guy in the face. But really who the heck says something like that?! This is 2009 you don’t talk to women that way–I can guarantee that he would have never said that to a male manager and that is NOT okay. My manager is considering reporting his behavior to his company because again that is NOT acceptable!