As I mentioned the other day I've been in a bit of a negative mood recently, add to this I'm still at the shop on a Tuesday it doesn't make a great mix. Thankfully I was in a very good mood yesterday which helped make the day a little better. This is a whinge, if you don't like whinging, you won't like this!
We were busy and I was mainly in the shop on my own, unless I shouted for someone to help. Some of the customers were pretty demanding which takes a lot of energy when you're on your own - I was on the receiving end of some negativity, usually prefaced with "I know it's not your fault, you're only doing your job but...". Then I accepted a donation that I shouldn't have done - I was serving someone at the time and someone asked me if she could bring it, I said yes and she brought it in, it was in awful condition. So when the manager came back she had a bit of a go at me about it. We had a full and frank exchange of views about it. Then as the item was being but out near the bins someone asked if they could take it. Problem solved. The atmosphere thawed a little.
Then I had an experience with the new bloke. Everyone seems to love the new bloke, other than me. I just don't know why everyone thinks he's great, he does no more than anyone else (and this isn't a matter of me thinking I'm undervalued, I don't feel that way at all. For my part I don't try nearly as hard as I used to). I've tried to have conversations with him and there's just nothing at all. I can usually find something to talk about but with this bloke, just no.
He also broke number one rule of charity shops - he made himself a drink without asking anyone else if they wanted one, tut tut.
Later there was a beautiful and very teeny tiny puppy outside so we were talking about it, I mentioned that it was about a quarter of the size of my big bunny and he said "that little dog could still kill and eat your rabbit though", then he said "you're not one of those people who keep their rabbit inside are you? It's disgusting". I put down the knitting needle I was holding and said "yes, I have two, they live inside, remind me to never invite you for tea" and that was that. Sadly I let myself down by not obeying the rule of not saying anything when I didn't have anything nice to say!
Still, it will save me from saying anything at all to him in the future so probably a worthwhile conversation in the end. I know it's me, not everyone else but wow, yesterday had the potential to be the perfect storm!