January 30, 2009

Just Another Job

As some of you know, I got a new job and yes, it is a janitor/cleaning lady or what I like to say when I'm pounding on the men's restrooms doors, "POUND POUND MAINTENANNNNCE!" It cracks me up everytime. I have about an hour drive and have to be there at 10 and get off at 4:30. Its not too bad. I do get to drive the cleaning golf cart to the "comfort stations" aka the crapper. Oh but did I mention that at these beloved comfort stations, they have free soda, candy bars, gum, crackers, peanut butter, the best jerky ever (so I've heard...shifty eyes), tic tacs (borrowed some today). It is a very nice golf club. Like extremely nice. The houses blow my mind everytime I'm out cruising on the cart that goes 3 mph and yes it backfires like no other. Don't mind the crazy white girl! (Oh I'm the only blue collar white girl, which I really don't mind because then no one talks to me and also the bosses think I'm hilarious...or I'm just saying that to feel good) I don't have to do much (more than what I was told but its ok, its something to do). I wandered around and kinda gave people a hard time, like the manager who had a cold. Turns out he doesn't have much of a personality. Good impression Danica.

Well finally I was making my merry way home when it hit me. Hard. "Oh I can make it. Drink water." I thought. A few seconds pass, "Oh snap! Hold it back. Hold it back. Breathe through your nose..........find something to puke in! Find something to puke in! Stomach is aborting my food." 5 miles later I finally found a place to pull over, jumped out and took care of business. Got back in my car, wiped my mouth clear of the thick...well nevermind. Looked for something to drink. Awesome, already drank it all, but I had Dr. Pepper which burned incredibly bad. Wonderful taste for the rest of my journey and when I got home Cody cooked Chicken cordon blue (sp?) and I couldn't even eat. I ate a granola bar and fruit snacks. I swear everytime we go somewhere nice to eat or Cody cooks something amazing, I can't eat cuz I either have a headache or this problem (which is really a blessing). Maybe one day I can eat a great meal.

Ya know, I've always wanted to be rich. I always thought it looked so amazing and maybe it is but these people are kinda ridiculous. The amount of money they have/spend is just absurd. I guess my one problem out there is, "do it yourself" attitude. I ain't your slave! Hmm...maybe that's the big basis of mine and Cody's arguements! haha. This one guy won't use the bathroom unless there is a fresh roll of toilet paper and a certain amount of hand towels! Really?! You're that important? You're that much better than everyone else? Prove it. Well thats it. One day I'll take pictures and post them, or y'all can come visit! Employees can bring a guest to go golfing. hint.


Eldredge Family said...

I am so glad you found a job! I was a janitor for a while too! Those days were a hoot for sure! Guess what I am still a janitor but this time I can yell at the offenders!

So sorry you are sick. I hate morning/night/all day sickness stuff. I hope you start to feel better soon. Walmart sacks in car are helpful for that!

Ryan and Shannon Rapier said...

Done, sign me up. When are we going. Just kidding (Not Really) but congrats on the new job. Yes, dealing with Dr.s every day, I can relate to the "Really, you are really going to push this issue just because you can?" Kinda sucks. Hang in there.

Liz said...

Danica your amazing! Such a hard worker and so sick on top of that and you still have a wonderful sense of humor. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Amanda Griggs said...

I'm sorry but that was one of the funniest posts I have read in while! I'm sorry you had such a bad drive home! The morning sickness will [ass, though for you it will feel like a lifetime! I had it all the way until my 18th week of pregnancy and everyday felt like I was on a tilt-a-whirl at the Navajo County Fair and that the Navajo girl behind me just upchucked on my pants and shoes, and I was next! It sucks, but in time it will pass. hang in there and know that it is all worth it!

As for the job. . . . . .YOU'RE AWESOME!!! Who needs Dillards anyways when you get to drive such a fast paced, rocket! I would have given Dillard's up in a heart beat for that!

Tamra and Jim said...

thanks for sharing about your job...and getting sick. wow, that's not fun. it'll be over before you know it. probably about the time it gets good and hot down there. I'm glad you're keeping those rich snobs entertained. they have no idea what they are in for. haha

Jessica Caldwell said...

Hay Danica, I'm sorry you don't feel well that sucks. However, how you told it was funny to read. I'm so excited for you guys and your new little one.
I worked at Dillards for about three years and that place can drain you of life. I have also had to clean bathrooms but they were five year old kids bathrooms now that was some nasty stank.

Ryan and Shannon Rapier said...

I can attest to the wisdom posted by the Eldredge Fam. Walmart sacks ar invaluable in the car. Word to the wise...double up your bags because they will ocassionally have a hole in the bottom and that's one leak you don't want happening! TRUST ME! Congrats on the job! Not the funnest, but a paycheck! Did Cody tell you, 1/2 a Unison and a vitamin B6 before bed each night does wonders for the pregnant tummy!