As those of you who live in North Texas know,we are held powerless when we are gripped by an icy storm such as we’ve had this week.But even though area roads were treacherous with ice and sleet,there are some who are relentless in pursuit of well…whatever they are in pursuit of. Yesterday,when I barely got out of my own driveway safely I had to go to work.My boss(by virtue of her own idiocy)didn’t have keys to the store and I did.So even though my boss lives 5 min from the store and I live 20 min,she got to stay home all toasty warm while CG and I(he wasn’t about to let ME drive in this shit)battled slick roads and maniac drivers in order to get to my work. I was told by my boss that because all schools were out,we were supposed to have ‘heavy’ traffic.Ha!I was also told(though I am sceptical of this)that any store in the mall that remained closed on a buisness day would be fine upwards of $500.I wish my boss had just decided to keep the store closed.It probably cost us more to open than it would have to stay closed.We barely did $200 in buisness a nd the mall was like a ghost town.Hardly anyone who didn’t have to be there for work anyway was in the mall and probably 1/2-3/4 of the stores were closed anyway.There wasn’t really a POINT to being open and the mall realized this,only it was too late in the day when they did so.At around 3 pm we recieved a mall-wide memo stating that while the mall was staying open till 9 pm as usual, the stores had the option of closing early.We closed at 5 pm with great relish.Some people,as we were closing our doors,chided us for closing so early.I wanted to give them a hearty ‘fuck you’ but refrained as I was in uniform and on the clock.
My god…you’d think on a day when the temps are below freezing and it’s dangerous to even leave your house because of the icy roads that the mall would’ve closed.Oh no.Of course not.That would be far too easy.:dubious: