Friday, August 22, 2008

slow nite

God doesn't give you the people you want, he gives you the people you need, to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.

i found the above saying from a site @ my myspace account   i think it has some merit especially when it comes to your family & friends   some truth rang within me with this...my friend Maggie & i had lunch today   she told me today that about spring of next year she'll be moving to the westside into the rental house she has there   she's downsizing and selling her current house so as to pay off the loan for another house she has in Durango, CO   it's a financial move, but goodness i was a little heart broken for she lives just around the corner from me   just knowing she's been so close has been comforting to me in the event i'd need a friend quickly  plus hanging out with her more often because she's so close   we'd gather at her place or the Waffle House near by   it's been convenient for us both   i have no doubt we'll still do plenty of lunches & dinners for she works not far from here, but to just hang out at her place & visit will be fewer and far between probably   it's Change   change is good   we all make changes within our lives for the better whatever that may be   she's preparing for retirement as i have done so myself   it won't change our relationship, it's just i'm afraid i won't get to see her as often   it'll be ok   i'll be ok   who knows, the opposite may take place   only time will know....

so tonite at the job it was a s-l-o-w friday nite   it was almost like our saturdays which are even slower    anyways, first off the guy who got arrested in the sting last week came in   i got to talk to him about it for a moment   mostly i was interested in how long did he have to sit in jail and what will the offense be on his record   he told me what exactly happened in him buying beer for the undercover cop   he sincerely thought the guy was of age and believed the cop when he said he lost his ID   anyways, he seemed not to be angry about it   maybe after a week he finally accepted his consequences   he is a real nice guy   frankly i was a bit upset that SID went after our customers  it's enough they come after us, but customers?   i can see SID's point but do they seem to me to go overboard on this   i don't know   it's hard to call on this one where the line should be drawn...anyways, later tonite we had a beer run again   they seem to be happening a lot lately or at least when the younger woman i work with once a week is on duty   she calls the cops   and when they walked in tonite, i just about had a heart attack  i swear my heart skipped a bit   last week's sting incident is still in me bones regardless i've tightened the reins  even more on IDing everyone on everything   i just don't like the threat of jail hanging over my head   i'm human and make errors at times  this i know should i mistakenly sell liquor to a minor   probably i'd just come out with a misdemeanor like the other guy, but as he said, it's going to cost him plenty money to get out of this   like i said, is SID going overboard?   i still ask myself do i really want to work there?   in time i will know....

2 comments:

rdautumnsage said...

A wise quote...I think true friends find a way to still be in each others lives no matter what. I have to think in the long run what SID is doing is for the better. Perhaps some young kids life might be saved by not having the alcohol to drink and drive. If I understand it right, you would be fired from your job for not ID'ing someone and they were not of age. I don't believe you would end up going to jail for that one. I could be wrong...(Hugs)Indigo

jmorancoyle said...

    Your quote blew me away. It says so much in such a small space.
    I remember when we had the cops all over our store when I worked at 7-Eleven. I don't know who irritated me more; the cops who thought I was as much of a problem as the kids with their fake I.D.'s, or the kids who threatened and swore at me because I carded them. I hated working evenings and afternoons because of the beer. At least when I worked mornings, I only had to worry about keeping the coffee going and restocking the cooler. I prepared salads, sandwiches and chips, too. And then I did the dishes. It was like being at home only with a paycheck coming in weekly.
Jude
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