Come again? Tales of woe, drama and useless junk…

You know, my life is epic.  Truly, there’s never a dull moment and when there is I tend to cherish them.  Kind of like good people in my life…  Someone said to me the other day:”Is every guy you know (or been involved with, something to that effect) an ass?” To which I simply replied it would seem like that wouldn’t it?  Except he’s not (YAY, well at least not yet).  Oddly enough I got to thinking to myself would I appreciate him for who he is nearly as much as I do had I not encountered such douche-baggery through the years?  Likely not, but who am I to say?  Everything does happen for a reason does it not?  OH yeah speaking of douche-bags, I just about damn near lost it yesterday when I turned my phone back on after trekking all across Montreal yesterday afternoon to find my text message in-box flooded with messages from Micheal.  Micheal who has his own tag on my blog (mostly because he’s the only person I know who uses the word wow so much) and he’s also the guy who stood me up and pissed me right. the. fuck. off.Gives me the weakest reasoning behind why I haven’t heard from him in two months, yes that’s right TWO months.  That was the biggest insult of all!  Honestly, I wasn’t born yesterday, please don’t insult my intelligence like that!

I call bullshit, because really, I have several e-mail accounts (don’t ask I just do) and he has the two that I generally utilize the most.  So did he leave his laptop with said person who had his phone too?  I have a really hard time believing that.  You see he’s been dropping in and out of my life like a damn yo-yo.  I finally put my foot down and said this is it, you pull some stunt like that again and your done.  I know people are busy, we ALL have lives.  blah blah blah…  However after such a long period of time why bother?  It was made quite clear to me that apologizing wasn’t his intention(he even went as far to say that there was no apology in his message(s) to me), yet he felt “I had the right to know & what I’m(meaning me) thinking isn’t true”.  So obviously he still cares.  Awe how sweet, guess what?  I DON’T.  As in care.  Regardless of whether your sorry or not, its too late to apologize anyway.  You won’t ever have the best of me.  I have chosen to move on.  I made a promise to myself and anyone who truly knows me, knows that I don’t make promises that I have no intentions of keeping. NEXT!

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6 drunk guys, an angry Chef and

a baseball bat…

I can only imagine the look on R’s face when he pulled up in front of the restaurant coming back from a delivery only to find it surrounded by police cruisers…  Needless to say Friday night/Saturday morning was FAR from boring.  We were busy, and by busy I mean not stop total chaos ALL night!  So we decided in the best interest of all of us to close early.  We were running out of food, the fryers had gotten so low on oil that even making an order of fries was complicated.  We had orders flying out the door and for some reason we had a whole lot of drunk people piling in as well.  Which killed me because you can plainly see that were busy and while most people were pretty cool about it, this one emo-tard was being a douche-bag so I made him wait longer for his food on purpose.  Mostly because I could!  Anyway that’s irrelevant to my “mishap” that occurred.

So R had to go on some deliveries because we were totally swamped and we opted to close at 3:30am instead of 4.  So I was asked to watch the computer, and what have you.  No problem!  That is until 6 drunk guys stumbled in the door at 3:35 am…  A large majority of them being black, except for that cute French white guy oh and one girl.  All of them at least half a foot taller if not more so then I and considerably larger then myself.  Yes the whole racial profiling thing has some relevance and I will get to that in a second.  They come up to the counter and after a minute of  hey how are you stuff, they got pretty pissed that I told them due to circumstances beyond our control we had to shift our closing time from 4am to 3:30.  So they were all dissapointed, which was what I expected except for this one guy who wouldn’t take no for an answer!  He was literally begging me to make him food.  Thankfully C had no more orders working at the time so I stood firm and said no.  I even turned down a walk-in pick up order because we both had enough and wanted to get the hell out of there!

Then this one asshole got exceptionally belligerent and well he just picked the wrong place/date/time to get up my ass!  There was no room left there for anyone else at that point!  All of his friends were like look man she’s closed let’s go and he just wouldn’t leave!  So then he slams his fist down on the counter and says your not listening to me.  So I in turn slammed my fist down on the counter and said no your not fucking listening to me!  So on comes the ultimate screaming match with some random dude…  His friends got smart and left and only that asshole and the one guy trying to contain him were still inside.  He just wouldn’t get the hint so I went out front to escort them out and possibly punch someone in the face.  All of his friends and a few random customers came in once again and it was getting crowded in there and no one was listening to me.  My co-worker well he was no help what so ever…  So since they wouldn’t leave I went back behind the counter to grab the baseball bat that we have in the kitchen for some random reason.  That’s when things got really ugly.

The whole front was total chaos, I was getting ready to start knocking heads off like some people do mailboxes.  So drunk guys buddy gets all up in my face talking shit, saying listen to me over and over again.  WTF there isn’t anything left to say other then get the fuck outta my restaurant!   My co-worker ended up calling the cops who to my amazement showed up in about 5 minutes and broke the party up.  Turns out because these two girls came in and seeing how it was late I let them stay in there because they were running away from some random dude; drunken ass thought I was refusing to serve him because he was black.  WTF!?!  Are you kidding me?  No I don’t give a damn what your race/gender/ etc. is if I’m CLOSED I am NOT serving ANYONE!   So needless to say the cops took care of them, made sure that those of us inside were OK and that was that.  No one at work is going to screw with me now lol.

So yesterday I was only supposed to work from 8-11pm because the other guy I was working with I ended up working for him Friday night but I somehow got sucked into working from 8pm-4am UGH… Anyway G asked me if I knew the guys name so that he could call him and apologize for Friday night.  If ANYONE should be apologized to, its ME.  So what if that one guy orders a lot, I make ALL the damn food that comes outta that place more often then not!  Yeah I get that we need the business (what place doesn’t?) and all that shit but honestly the personal safety of your staff should come first!  If my own personal safety is threatened in ANY way I will do whatever it takes to protect myself!  Its not as if I was having a bad night and felt the need to get in touch with my inner bad ass.  That really pissed me off!  I spoke to my immediate boss about that and one of the owners.  While I respect their point of view, I don’t agree with it at all!

Although in spite of all the bullshit, some good things do happen!  The biggest issue I had at work has officially been eliminated 😀 Hooray!  Also good things come in cute packages…  So had Michael not did what he did then I wouldn’t be enjoying that…  So not only did I get a bitching tattoo, I just might get something awesome outta the deal.  I’m down with that! 😉  Thanks!

Screw you pizza pizza!

Funny how filing a complaint with a company get you NO WHERE FAST…  Anyway after Saturday’s incident I thought about it more and more and the more I thought about it the more it pissed me off! Even more so when I went to visit a few friends of mine and was discussing the events that had recently occurred and everyone said:”Why didn’t you call the cops or beat the snot out of him?”
Here’s why I didn’t call the cops right away: For one thing I was HEAVILY intoxicated, and at the time even though it freaked me out I dismissed it like I usually do. Not only that its Saturday night and what are they going to take more seriously a more serious crime or some random person getting “assaulted” by the delivery man?
I didn’t kick his face in because well I was smashed and my reflexes were at 0 along with my reaction time. I did however make a vow to myself that if he ever came back then I would nail his ass to the wall.

So after a lovely afternoon with my “extended” family I went home and there was a slew of private name/private number calls on my phone and a slew of hang-ups on my voicemail. So needless to say when my dentists hygienist called me to see how I was feeling after my surgery I was a little on edge but it was a 450 area code. I thought that was the sweetest thing ever! To call me on a Sunday when I know the clinic is closed to make sure I’m OK, talk about service! So anyway the phone rings again and once again no ID, I generally don’t as a rule pick up the phone but I had a feeling it was him…

I pick up, they hang up and low and behold about 10-15 mins later there’s someone at my door! Now I damn well know that I wasn’t expecting ANYONE because all of my friends/family have manners and not only call me before showing up, they actually talk when I answer the phone! I was sober and I was ready for that bastard! I’ll spare you all the details but needless to say he tried to pull that stunt again and he ended up with a broken nose and they arrested him at the hospital because I called the police immediately after. I got away with self defense because that’s EXACTLY what it was and he’s been charged with: assault/trespassing and entering (as in entering a private residence un-invited) there’s no such thing as a stalking law in Canada but given that this is the THIRD one I have had maybe we should change that?

So that’s over with, I feel better now. Still a tad creeped out but meh, I’ll go on with my life.  Next time I order take out from anywhere I will be sure to add under “delivery instructions”: Send a HOT pervy driver instead of an old one, k thanks.

Gave my new waterpik a spin, sucks because the water reservoir is at a rather small capacity because its the hand held model but it was interesting to use in any case. Takes a minute to get accustomed to just how this thing works but it sure is fun! Its like a hand held high pressure water gun lol. Maybe it will help save on my dental bills and if it does well $47.00 for a waterpik is a whole lot cheaper then a dental treatment that falls into the same vein and is about $500/per quadrant. Someone said I should get one of those nifty sonic care toothbrushes too but I’ll wait and ask my dentist about that one. I mean really, who wants to spend that much money on a toothbrush? They retail from anywhere to $65-100.00 But again if it will keep me out of her office more often then I’ll buy one!

Work today BLEW my mind!  Its getting busier and of course along with that comes a whole new breed of stupid people.  I ran out of patience today on several occasions!  Really I shouldn’t be allowed to work with the public,  especially if I’m in a bad mood like I was today!  Its gotten to the point that the minute someone walks in the door, I ignore them until the come up to the counter.  I am NOT a fucking waitress!  If one of my co-workers isn’t around I am NOT going to kiss your ass and tell you what the deal is.

I will be rude and pretend that you don’t exist until you make your presence known to ME first.  That’s how it works at my job, its 85% self serve.  There’s no official “wait staff” on hand to take your order.  You come to the counter, tell someone what you want and then we bring it to you.   Someone does a table check, then brings your dessert, THAT’S it!  No I will not bring your fucking coffee, its right there!  Get it yourself!  When you mutter under your breath “that’s her job” not only do I hear you, I also fight the urge to tell you to fuck off because you know what? ITS NOT MY FUCKING JOB!  I make your food, I am the executive Chef, not a waitress!   Bill? Yeah no we don’t have those either, you pay at the cash.  Reason being is because servers get really shitty minimum wage/taxed on their tips and we get paid more then that.  Which is why we have no real serving staff on hand.  Don’t know how it works? Then fucking well ask someone you doucetard! FUCK!

*end rant*

Exasperation, I has it…

And I have it bad!  Healing is SUCH a pain in the ass, doesn’t matter if its my tattoos or better still recovering yet again from dental surgery UGH!  I had three choices to deal with le problem child tooth of mine which has already cost me a few bills already, you know of the hundred dollar sort.  Makes me wonder how I can afford this?  Oh right I can’t hello visa (thanks Mom I love you!)!

Anyway new dentist FTW!  She’s awesome, I have never ever in my life had a better dentist, much more then Regina Bastos! Because she’s a useless twat…  As most people know I was beyond fed up at this point, the infection came back AGAIN so I was about ready to have a total meltdown because the pain was just too much.  So went in and had my consultation for this stupid tooth and was given one of three options:
Extract it: $170.00 although it says differently on their website…  I’m going to ask her about that one.  Root canal/gold post for support & white filling $450-700.00 with an 80% change of actually keeping it or:
Root Canal/porcelain crown approx total cost almost 2 grand!

So needless to say there was no f’ing way I was spending 2 grand on anything that day, let alone one tooth with a 20% change of having to have it removed and get an implant anyway (another 2-5 grand).  So I had the sucker yanked out along with the infection that’s been haunting me (or I hope!).  So I’m hoping that once become a patient at McGill’s teaching program I can go back and forth between the two and have an implant put in later on sometime next year since its Cheaper at McGill then a private clinic.  Had I not already wiped out my insurance for the most part, let alone had SO many issues with it in the first place I *may* have opted to go another route.

Healing is taking a little longer this time around but the surgery went exceptionally well.  I was awake the whole time and in spite of the fact that I had so much Novocaine injected in my face and I sounded slightly like a retarded stroke victim I was happy!  Still have the Absorb-able sutures in my mouth and I really try NOT to think about what they’re made out of.   So yesterday of course I had to be gross and see just exactly how this looked with the aid of a mirror and well I’ll spare you the details.  Needless to say I won’t be kissing anyone for a while yet.  She said they should be gone in 7-10 days but they can take longer.  I broke *almost* all the rules on the  don’t do this for at least 48 hours rule by the dentist (had a birthday party Friday night 24 hrs post op) but so far I seem to be OK!  I’ll tell you though, it isn’t exactly doing wonders for my personal life.  Oh wait I don’t have one of those either! lol

All right enough about my EPIC dental FAIL!  Work has been SO slow, I mean ridiculously so.   So the boss has been in a bit of a snit but what can you do.  September is closing in which means hellish nightmare chaos all around.  I go back to working until 5pm thank God I need the cash!  Changes they are a coming and I am curious to see just exactly how that’s all going to pan out, let alone affect the amount of work I have to do.  We all got spoiled this summer but once the weather starts to change we get annihilated with orders especially for Christmas which is enough to make me want to go on Prozac.

I deal with enough stupid people in a day at work as is, I really REALLY don’t need to deal with anymore.  We all came up with awesome ideas to make things run better and more  smoothly but of course boss lady has to “come up with them on her own. *cough* control freak *cough* So of course with said new changes will come an abundance of new stupid questions that will most likely get asked via  a phone call at 9:30am when I am right smack in the middle of doing something, you know like work perhaps?

Haven’t done much work on the website, too caught up in other things like trying not to stress out and have a life.  Mostly I’ve been slacking, for a number of legitimate reasons.  My health and the scares that followed came first but that seems to be mostly OK.  Have a few moments here and there that I wonder what the hell is going on.  I am however making a valid effort in changing some things about my lifestyle for the greater good.  Not being overly fanatical about it, I don’t see the need but I figure it can’t hurt to be responsible once in a while…  Right?

So I am looking forward to a few concerts, a charity benefit, more money, no pain and some other things that I am not going to mention on here 😉

Maybe, just maybe I’ll update this a little more often with things that are more interesting to read too, how about that!