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alinea_pilcrowe ([personal profile] alinea_pilcrowe) wrote2009-06-10 07:39 pm
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Not dead (yet)

Hi world.

Sorry I've been scarce lately, but RL is smothering me like a PMSing Yiddishe mama.

Talking about mothers, mine has fractured her leg and is currently indisposed. So, I must do all chores alone, including shopping, and this is the main problem. Shopping takes a lot of time and effort, and I hate it from the bottom of my heart.

Shopping means I have to go out, and I'm not a very outgoing person. In fact, I'm terribly shy and introverted, while my mom is an extrovert. To her, spending a day at the local mall is like Christmas come early. Whereas I hate crowds and I need to concentrate really hard on not stuttering every time I have to talk to somebody face to face. So, shopping is a big problem for me.

And then there's the small problem that my mom and I work at the same place.

It's a long story. I was fired last September but they took me back a few days later. It's really a long story.

Let's just say my former line manager tried to blame something on me. In the end, they examined his laptop and tracked the thing in question back to the date when he joined the company. I was cleared of all charges, and he left the company.

So, my mom and I are still working at the same place. Even our work styles are very similar; both of us are overachievers and very meticulous. So, the management had this bright idea that after a one-hour crash course in sales, I would become the perfect temp sales assistant and would be able to cover for my mom just fine. Not to mention the benefit of not having to hire an expensive temporary assistant.

What could a person like me do in such a situation? After a brief breakdown in the girl's toilet, I convinced myself that I would be able to manage somehow because I had to.

Now I'm juggling two jobs and to cope with the workload, I even had to cut back on sleep. My mom broke her leg a week ago, and I'm already on the verge of going crazy.

To quote Jane Porter from the Disney Tarzan movie: "It can't get any worse, can it?"