There's a variety of things that have kept me from posting the past busy week, and this coming week isn't looking much better. Mom has informed me that my brother and I are going to stay with them for a week, and they don't have internet. Gasp! This means that I'll see what I can do, and maybe I'll be able to throw in a short post here or there, but we can't really count on anything.
In other news, I now have a job! You're reading this from the new delivery driver for Pizza Hut! I know it's not glamorous, but I'm thankful to have a job at all. I've seen firsthand how hard it is to get employed right now, and you pretty much have to have experience already to get hired anywhere.
My first day was Friday. It was definitely an experience...
- I went to a house that had the same street number as the house that I was supposed to be at, but wasn't the right one. Tempted the poor guy at the door by bringing him a pizza that wasn't his. At least, I assume he was tempted. I would be!
- I accidentally forgot a man's cinnamon sticks and left them in the bag thinking they were someone else's order because he had added them on to his ticket after the original order. Then when I got back in my car and figured it out, I took them back to his door, and when he gave me the extra money and said keep the change I lost my composure and said "really?" in an astounded voice. I had been accepting tips all day, but for some reason, it surprised me that he gave me a second tip. And I acted more like an excited kid than a composed delivery girl. (Is there such thing as a really composed delivery girl...?)
- I did turnabouts so many times that I'm pretty sure I'm the turnabout expert by now.
- I tried to use a GPS app for cell phone and it kept taking me to a factory-looking place with absolutely NO houses and told me that I had reached my destination.
- I was sorely tempted to do an illegal U-turn about three times due directly to the confusion with that GPS thing.
- I ran into an old friend from high school that I had been in the pit (marching band reference) with, and got to chat with him for a minute or two before heading back.
- I had so much trouble finding one woman's house that I had to call her and stay on the phone with her until she had guided me there. I felt so bad about the time it had taken that I apologized as sincerely and deeply as I know how to, and she apologized for her house being hard to find and still gave me a tip. Guess she wasn't mad, then! Thank goodness.
- There was a salad incident that basically made me feel really stupid. I don't think I'll go into that one, though. Your imagination should prove to be a lot more interesting than actual events.
- I opened a gate to drive through, found the end of a road in a tobacco field, and walked through a field with cow poop all on the same delivery and I was actually at the wrong house the whole time.
- I almost lost money at the end of the day. And by "lost" money, I mean literally lose it. I freaked out trying to find it and was basically thinking "shoot me now" the whole time because it was the end of a stressful day of not being capable enough to find anyone's house and now I had to tell the manager that I came up short and couldn't give back all the money I owed him for the deliveries I had made. Then I found it under the table I had been sitting at a few minutes before when I pulled out the money to count it. Epic sigh of relief!
I think I'm going to have a lot of fun.
For the commenters: What was your first job like? Did you have an embarrassing fail of a first day like I did? Do you enjoy what you're doing now?
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