November 30, 2007

What's That You Say?

My voice is gone again. Completely. Yuck.

This happened to me last year too. That was the first time I had ever completely lost my voice, so it was really weird. I think I figured it out now, though. I have never before had a job where I spoke, loudly, literally the entire time I was working. I never realized how much time I spent talking until I couldn't do it. They put me at the registers today which, strangely enough, in our store requires the least amount of talking, which is to say that you're only talking all the time instead of all the time. Except at least you're not talking over the sound of the stuffers.

There I was holding up little signs that said things like, "Did you give your bear a name at the computers?" and "Do you have any coupons or a Disneyland Annual Pass with you today?" For the most part the guests were very understanding and quite sympathetic. A lot of them left with a "I hope you feel better soon!" I only had one guest who became rather frustrated. With her I gave up the whispering entirely and just resorted to writing things down. I also had at least 4 people try to speak to me in sign language. No, I don't know sign language! I'm sick, not a prodigy! This is a temporary condition!

In other news, Kevin finally gets to take his anger out on our kitchen counter. We are scheduled to replace it tomorrow. We've had the new counters sitting in long boxes on our living room floor for a while now, but we've finally gotten some time to install them. Grandpa came over to measure everything and take the lay of the land, and then decided to just take the counters back home to his shop (they're wood butcher block) to cut them and whatnot instead of trying to do it on the fly here. I'm okay with that. The problem is that it's now raining and his truck doesn't have a cab, so I'm not sure if he's going to be able to bring them back over any time soon.

In the meanwhile, we're bashing, which is the easiest way to get this horrid tile off of the counter. I am not in the least bit sorry to see it go, frankly. We're also getting a fancy new sink and most importantly, a fancy new dishwasher that has also been sitting in our living room for a while. I'm pretty excited!

Posted by Shelby at November 30, 2007 07:00 PM

Did people start speak really LOUD to you?

Posted by: Katrina Rosiak at November 30, 2007 08:31 PM

I'm jealous - our kitchen sink/counter is way down on the list of projects! I can only dream of owning a dish washer!

Posted by: Mary at December 1, 2007 04:16 PM

Oh, you should've told me you wanted a dishwasher. I would gladly give you ours. It spits the most wonderful black stuff all over everything!
Kidding, kidding. Butcher block sounds awesome. Do share pictures!
Hope you feel better soon. You can always just look at people confused and pretend you don't speak English. ;-)

Posted by: Staz at December 1, 2007 08:23 PM
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