20 November 2008

Where the Heart Is

Recently I watched this movie with my girls. It was cute and sappy and wonderful all rolled into one. Remember, the one about the girl whose boyfriend abandoned her at a Walmart, where she took up residence and gave birth to her baby before anyone suspected a thing?
I don't know how that actually segued into my life - but this week it did. Financial matters dictate that I have at least a small income, so I put in an application at Walmart last Saturday. I got a call on Monday asking me to come in for an interview on Tuesday. I started taking some computer based training yesterday and began working a cash register this morning.
I enjoyed several things about it - since I like people, it was nice to interact with such a wide scale of people in such a condensed amount of time. You realize that everybody runs through there from time to time from the guy hacking up a lung (yes, I am seriously washing my hands every chance I get), to the lady that is pregnant exits the line abruptly because she forgot ice cream (I understand the urgency), to the two year old who drops something and blows me a kiss when I pick it up for her, and the older gentleman and his wife who so happily engage in conversation and are so kind that I want to follow them home and ask them to adopt me!
I am very tired, but you can do anything for a time, right? And it is not without it's blessings. A paycheck being one of them. At least people aren't pulling the rug out from under me in Jesus' name anymore. I would much rather people blaspheme the name of Sam Walton.

5 comments:

  1. Hey Juls! Congrats on the new job! I worked at a local WalMart for a season myself...the infamous Customer Service Desk! What an education I received there!!! It was an adventure and a brush with corporate cultism, to be sure...but most assuredly an EXPERIENCE! Relax and enjoy (as much as you are able)and appreciate the human scenery before you.

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  2. Congrats on the job! My mom worked at Wal-Mart one Christmas season handing out flyers for their photography specials. She witnessed two ladies physically fighting over a cart.

    Oh and about the movie. I read the book and of course had to see the movie. I really liked it. Maybe it's because I was raised in Oklahoma and it drew me back to that.

    Also on the Wal-Mart thing. I try to go to Wal-Mart when I go home for a couple hours and usually see a good majority of the people I went home to see anyways and some I didn't. HEHE!

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  3. I worked as a Cashier at Wal-Mart for 3 years, 6 years ago, and I'd say it was my second favourite job! I'm glad you like it so far. It is a good place to work. I couldn't do it anymore after 3 years because of panic attacks. There were just too many people for me, and I got laryngitis every year! During an attack I couldn't even talk to the customers, it was very embarrassing. Anyhow, I wish you all the best, and enjoy your time there. It's very organized and that's what's needed for a good place to work, plus the cheer and great staff are what holds the company together I think. So you MUST be great!

    Congrats on the new job!

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