That’s What She Said!

stupidity runs amok in this town
December 4, 2008, 1:38 am
Filed under: bux, life, stupidity

First of all, I started this blog entry with amok being spelled “amuck” uhhh, seems right. It’s not, I googled it and I guess I myself fit in the stupidity category I’m creating.

Yesterday, at Starbucks, before Hazel and I started on our errands for the day, I went to my old store to visit and get a Salted Caramel Espresso Truffle (YUM!) There’s this new girl working. Never seen her before in my life. Maybe she’s from a different store, or just caught on quickly because she made my drink and it was perfect. Anyways, she asks me if I have curly hair. And for whatever reason, I totally did not see this one coming.

-So do you have curly hair?
No, uhh, sometimes I wear it wavy or loose curls…(a really awkward response..)
-Don’t you go to Sierra High school?
No, (pointing to my baby) I’m an adult. And I graduated ’05
-There was this girl that came in the other day with a woman named Lori. They both look like you so much!
(my ex-coworkers are giving her the crazy eye by this point)
My sister Zoe has really curly hair. She’s 16 and she was most likely in here with my mom. Laura. And yea, we do kind of look a like. You know, DNA and all that has something to do with it.


since 1966
October 25, 2008, 11:06 am
Filed under: bux, life, vans

It was official since Monday. But since we finally opened the doors today to the public, I am no longer a slave to the legal drug dealer Starbucks. I now work for Vans. And I have to say, it’s been a tiresome week, but I already love it. My first day was Monday and when I arrived there, it was just MOUNTAINS of huge boxes containing all of our shoes. We sorted, lifted heavy things, and sweat profusely. The majority of the shoes were all put away by the end of the night. I was incredibly sore the next day. Then on Wednesday, the apparel came in, so we got to work folding, sorting, more heavy boxes, setting up the displays, and Thursday was the same deal. And now today, we did a “soft open” we only opened our doors from 6pm to 8pm and surpassed our expected sales goal in 2 short hours.

I also got a free pair of shoes and a shirt (required uniform)

although after I had already picked out and marked them out, I saw these which I am just going to HAVE to get

if you can’t see, they have diamonds, lipstick, combs, lashes, mirrors, stilettos, lipstick and nail polish.

They have HOLLIE written all over them…in invisible ink of course.

I don’t know how I’m going to save money now working around all this cute stuff I want to buy for myself and all of my family….


more interesting happenings at the bux
October 3, 2008, 11:10 am
Filed under: bux
  • a couple who comes in almost every night to meet and talk for hours, let it be known that they are secretly dating because they work at the same school together in another town close by. they come to my store to make sure they don’t run into anyone.
  • after 3 months of 4 hour shifts, I finally worked a 7 hour. WOOO! money in my pocket.
  • there are now 5 graffiti tags in the men’s restroom. thank you so much gangsters for you artwork, but we really don’t appreciate it.
  • there’s one mat in the back of house that never gets picked up to be mopped under. well, I decided to pick it up and mop there tonight, and I almost died from the stench. It literally smelt like someone took a shit on the floor and put a mat over it. GAG.
  • 8 cars in the parking lot after we closed, we are the last business to close in our area besides chili’s clear across the other side of the complex…so it was odd.

that is all, I’m exhausted. goodnight.

Working for the Man
September 24, 2008, 6:36 am
Filed under: bux | Tags:

Hi, my name is Hollie and I’m a drug dealer.

No really, I work at Starbucks. It’s a purely legal substance abused by MILLIONS of Americans. And Canadians, and some other foreign countries but I’m not too sure where since I’ve never traveled abroad.

ANYWAYS. Tonight was surely one of many colorful nights as a bona fide “closer”.

Just to name a few:

  • A hippie in a nun costume for “laughs”…I didn’t even giggle.
  • A homeless man dancing in the middle of the parking lot singing to himself “Thizzle Dance” also holding a 40 in a brown paper bag and bumming cigarettes off our customers on the patio.
  • A girl I went to high school with (Junior year) remembered me and told me she still has a picture I supposedly gave her? Um, weird.
  • A co-worker telling me that William Shakesphere is an illiterate hack…

Needless to say it was an eventful evening I just thought I should share.

I wonder if anyone as a customer has witnessed anything crazy I see all the time at Starbucks?

If so, do tell.