29 August 2014

Anyways Howard and I came down with the conclusion that girls who try to make themselves "sexy" are only trying to prove that they're slut-worth. Or I think we said "hot girls" are bang worthy (only) and they're usually stupid because they try to focus on that and only that because they know they can succeed in it. I totally agree. So the next time your hooters-like cleavage comes out to say hello and that short tight skirt gives your ass a hug, ask yourself if you're forever21 or if you're Valentino. 

26 August 2014

Almost went into some kind of a mild cardiac arrest last night from overworking because my coworker thought it'd be great to let me close the entire store myself while she just plays with the iPod and tries to leave early. Now I have another coworker who got mad because i didn't get to open the store with them today because I was too busy trying not to die. 

19 August 2014

Playin' in my play pretend

Everything is perfect about this. From the cinematography, to emotions, to the editing to the remix of the song.





I don't know...this is exactly how I felt/saw the world July 2010-late January 2011. I felt high and out of touch with the world. Fuck. I just wanted to touch and have feeling. I just wanted to laugh hysterically and feel pain at the same time. I wanted to wreck myself in the worst ways possible. I felt sexual, dumb, alive...and dead. I felt insane and messy. I was unstable 24/7.

How could I have been so worthless? To someone? To everyone?

Throw Your Bread At Me One More Time.....and I will...ring you up.

I want to vent/write/update about my work. But before I do, let me get this straight with everyone. I love working where I work, so don't think that I don't because I'm complaining.

There is a few things I think could be fixed, or that are really screwed up.
- I hate how my coworkers are always talking about me in Japanese. It's really obvious because they're about to give me orders, but they communicate to each other in Japanese first, and change my task from a reasonable one to something that no one wants to do. But they make sure they talk it out in Japanese first. Not that I have any bitter feelings towards any individual, but it makes me want to learn Japanese really badly so that I don't "get taken advantage of".
- I like doing customer service work. I enjoy helping people, and catering to their needs and helping them look for things. But I don't appreciate it when customers find out I'm not Japanese then proceed to roll their eyes and mutter things then throw their bread at me because they can't communicate with me in Japanese. But I guess the same goes with only-English speaking customers who try to talk to my coworkers who have a elementary/limited-working English proficiency level and don't help them out by repeating the same questions and demanding whatever until my coworkers look scared as h*ll. In general I wish that customers would respect us working behind the counters for them because today while I was trying to learn how to make syrup in the kitchen, I was so exhausted I almost fainted.
- I can't believe customers who have the audacity to be rude to us who don't cook (aka "control time") or have no control over how much items are left over. Example: today someone asked us how long it takes to make the curry (10-15 min), then they proceeded to ask us why it is so slow, and if we could cook it any faster. All while screaming at us (or some coworkers, since I was just on the side helping other customers). Excuse me? You two are mothers, with two children each. When you cook at home, is there any way to cook "faster" if it takes a set amount of time to have the chicken cook thoroughly without burning it?? LOL I'm sorry if it was some little kid that came in today and asked that maybe it'd be okay, but what kind of question is that?! And this was after they demanded that I go to the back kitchen and make a special sandwich for one of their kid because their kid only eats ham...and there was a ham and cheese option pre-prepared already...but apparently "their kid only eats white bread"....OKAY.
- I also wish my coworkers weren't that lazy because I find that most of the time when the manager is away, all of them congregate in the corner giggling and laughing and talking about their nails while I'm working the cashier and there is a long line out the door and all the customers are glaring at me because everything is going so slow, but also glaring at my co-workers who don't really "give a flip". Just because I'm new and I actually want to do this job, (I feel?) doesn't meant that I should be the only one doing it. I also find it outrageous that there's this one girl that feels like she's special privilege because her dad has a "high status" occupation and she's going to college to study science (woohoo. big deal LOL wait until you get to your upper div classes) and so she allows herself to order me around. okay. and then she and the baker has a secret pact where the baker bakes stuff (not legally? because they're not supposed to do that via the contract) for her whenever she wants...like if she wants a special cake, the baker will bake it for her and give it to her for free............what?????

I love my job, but I feel like customers should be a little more appreciative and understanding especially if most of them are moms and do related-work for their kids...and I think that my coworkers should stop being so greedy/lazy.

16 August 2014

Emotional Strawberries.

Our strawberries croissants and katsu curry are the best selling items (in terms of the rate they get sold out at). The katsu is a story to tell another day.
Today we started temporarily running out of strawberry croissants at 3pm, meaning our kitchen can't keep the strawberry slicing and manual custard piping rate up with the rate customers are buying them out at. So we had to ask customers wait 30 minutes for them (if they wanted them) two diff times in the afternoon. People are so madly in love with them that they actually do wait. Anyways. When the final and last batch came out (the batches are determined by how many triangle strawberry croissant shells we make the day before and morning of, so we do sell out of them). Example: "I'll just take all of these" *points at what's left in the display case*. O_O
or sometimes customers will come in for a 6/14/35 pack (you can buy any amount, even 50+ if you preorder the day before) and then come in again! for another 6 because they had it for the first time and fell in love so deeply they want more. It's crazy really, and customers get so pissed over pastries. One couple called 20 minute prior to speaking with me and asked if there were any croissants left, and whoever answered the phone said yes they'll be out in 15 minutes. So the couple actually came into the store 20 minutes later and asked me if they could have some strawberry croissants. I had to break the news to them that we just sold out for the day....and they got SO PISSED. Like threw a "b*ch face at me" mad. And gave me attitude and asked why they ran out they just called....and I was like ?uh?they?sold?out?within?five?minutes? lol then they left. The same happens with other pastries. People get very emotional.

-i

Le-Nu

Finally tried Cream Pan's LE-NU iced coffee and their famous strawberry croissant today. The LE-NU is extremely aromatic in taste and scent, except the recipe has, or whoever makes it puts, too much sweetener in it. I would lessen the sugar (syrup?) by half, and have the customers ask for more if they prefer it sweeter. The strawberry croissants were heavenly, as rumored by customers who come in for 20+ pieces or come back for more in the same day. Flaky layers, crispy and crunchy texture, but soft and chewy on the inside with three pieces of strawberry slices and slightly sweet custard creme...♥
I also had a closing shift today so I could "experience" all the different shifts at the store. Very very tiring. I had to mop with a mop for the first time in my life today, and I never realized how inconvenient the mop wringer on the bucket was. (Don't get me wrong, I've used swifter before and before that I was on hands and knees scrubbing the floor, so it's not like I'm a total lazy ass). I was totally out of breath when I finished. I wiped the tables inside and out on the patio, swept the floor outside and in the store, cleaned the bathrooms, stacked the chairs, washed behind the counter, and learned how to lock up all the property out on the patio (the chairs, tables, and safety lock them). For the closing shift, we get to bring whatever is left over for a huge discount home. I thought I should try their apple croissant and the pan au raisin (pains aux raisin) so I got one of each, and then four almond croissants because my mom loves those, and then a small circular square bread that could pass off as a personal mini ciabatta? ciabatta roll? because they sell really good in the store. I got the 7 pastries, a tea, and a Le-Nu for only $3.60! :D (originally ~$15? I don't know)
I also got my uniform that I've been waiting for forever today! :D

-i

12 August 2014

Hand-y dandy ladders.

You know what's fucking hilarious to me?

The fact that you'd stab someone
to step onto someone
then you pull them up at the same time.

And they think that they're getting some kind of a fucking deal
when it's actually a scam

And I'm watching it behind transparent curtains.