Thursday, December 22, 2005

Paging Dr. Murphy, you're needed to lay down some Law...

Warning: Whine alert. Skip if you don't want of the whiny goodness...or badness as the case may be.

The other night I lost $150 dollars out of a register.

My first thought? Well fuck me, kitten.

Losing money is something you never want to hear about at work. It means calls to Sales Audit, talking to the Auditor, going through ever possible piece of paperwork available. To have it happen on your shift and to be such a large amount? Heart-stopping, and investigation worthy.

It was one of those Gah! days anyway, the money was just a topper. One of my main people left to start a new career (but forgot to leave her door key), another employee was very late, a couple of customers decided that we were Satan's minions and out to steal their money. Add to that the sexy limp I'm sporting due to the shooting pain for some spice, and you've got the usual Christmas season (with some spice). Well, except for the coworker leaving and the money going missing. Oh, and the key to our calendar store also disappeared.

It was actually easier to find the money than to find the key. The missing dinero turned out to be an accounting error--of the non-Enron variety. Coworker made change for the calendar store and didn't bring the cash back down. It took us until 10:45 to figure that out (after I'd called Sale Audit), and then I didn't get home until 11:30 (because we had to wait until after security showed up to padlock the calendar store door), but it least it didn't involve pawing through the garbage.

The missing key, if you hadn't guessed, turned up in the bottom of a garbage bag.

I love smashing my fingers through someone else's lunch.

Ah, the glorious life of a bookseller.

Oh, and randomly? Just saw a commercial for James Patterson's Mary, Mary on the USA channel. I'm really not sure how I feel about this whole commercials for books thing.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a literary version of "It's a Wonderful Life." Did Clarence show you all the people who would've been illiterate if you had never existed?

Seriously though, have a double eggnog on us.

Bookseller Chick said...

It all turned out well so really I have no reason to whine. We found the money and the key, case closed, but it was just one of those days where all I could think was, "Why? Why all at once?" Naturally I know it's the "law" to happen all at once, but still...