Yesterday I filled up my gas tank. See, okay, I'll tell the whole story. I just got back from Spain, and had to work yesterday at 8 am forty miles away. Ugh. So I left very early to get there on time. There was a ton of construction and traffic, so I thought I'd be late. Nope, there at 7:30. I had about a half tank of gas, so I went across the street to fill 'er up while I waited. I had half a tank. My tank is ten gallons. I put 5 gallons in the tank.
$20. Mmm---it might've been a little more, I s'pose. Anyway, I looked at it and almost started hyperventilating. That is too much for a measly 5 gallons of gas. $4.13 bucks a gallon?!?!?!?!??!?! That is appalling. I am still in shock.
So that took about 10 minutes, including the pop-tarts and milk I bought inside. I went back across the street and waited.
7:55. "Am I supposed to be here today? Is the bank closed or something and no one told me?"
8:00. "This is weird, we have to clock in on a computer, no way to cheat the system now, where is everyone?"
8:10. Someone comes up. It's one of the tenents from upstairs. He lets me into the foyer, but I still can't get into the main lobby. I decide to call Human Resources and just ask her if I'm supposed to be here. Crap, I can't remember her number. I call my Dad, he'll know. He is, after all, the big, bad boss man. I don't want anyone to get in trouble, but I'm late for work and IT'S NOT MY FAULT. He tells me the number and ONE SECOND later two cars drive through into the parking lot. Great.
8:15. Finally, I punch in. Fifteen minutes late. I hate being on-call. I don't get any hours AND I don't have keys to the buildings! Grr.
I was able to punch in at 8:10 today. Whoa. Big step there. I hate people who don't care about being on time. And they all live 5 minutes away! I live forty miles away and I made it!
Anyway, now Boss Man is going to get mad at them, I fear. I hate to 'tattle,' but it's not fair to the bank, who pays people to be there at 8 am if they're on salary. It's not fair to me either.
Ugh. I be stuck betwixt a rock and a hard place. At least I don't have to go back for a while.