I was on the verge of getting really sick this weekend. This weekend I caught a cold, which in itself isn’t all that bad, but as the weekend progressed I was feeling sh*tty. I bet it was because of the abrupt change in the weather. I swear it became fall-like overnight!
There were opportunities to go out this weekend too. For one, I was invited to watch Andrew’s friend perform at some club and the following day I was to attend a Farewell Party in Shibuya where you could dressed as the singer/artist of you choice (I would have been some kind of Pussycat Doll LOL ;P). Though I must admit I was lazy to go in the first place. But getting a bit sick this weekend prevented any change of mind. Plus I still should plan a Birthday dinner or something… despite the lateness! Meh, I’m a procrastinator!
On Monday I came into work feeling all gross in the head. I had a monster headache and my nose was running. It wasn’t pretty! Lucky for me now I’m on the mend. I have a runny nose still and my old back injury is acting up, which is unrelated to anything I’ve been talking about (though the story of how I hurt my back is an interesting one, I think). But sufficed to say I’m feeling a bit better, despite the back pain. Haha I’m truly getting old! :S
…So How Did I Hurt My Back!?
Well this story goes back to when I was working part time during high school when I was 17. This is when I first started working at Wal-Mart. I had just transferred from the Toys Department to the Furniture Department, which by the way if you ever work at Wal-Mart work in the Furniture or Automotive Departments or even the Layaway cause they are easy departments.
To be sidetracked, working in the Layaway allowed me to do my readings for university since the department is tucked away in the back of the store and customer traffic is low. Anyways back on point, I was cleaning my department after closing and someone had opened one of those large Mylex brand computer desks (or maybe it was a storage cabinet) and put it on the floor (aka the action alley in Wal-Mart lingo). Anyways being stupid I tried to lift it back onto the shelf (cause ya know I’m muscle man ;P). The thing is mad heavy so I don’t know what I was thinking. It slipped and I threw out my back. And I’ve been living with the pain ever since.
腰が痛いです！！！ I got pain in my lower back
Other Times I Almost Died at Wal-Mart:
1. In a separated incident I was taking back a curio cabinet from the Courtesy Desk up the movator (like a moving sidewalk, but inclined) and the wheels of the shopping cart didn’t lock. As a result the shopping cart with the curio cabinet box in it toppled over and almost landed on me. The sound it made was pretty bad, but luckily I narrowly missed getting injured. The lesson here is to use a pump-truck.
2. I was cleaning up the picture frame aisle one day…for some reason this aisle gets messed easily and broken glass is often a factor. One day during my shift I was ‘zoning’ (organizing) the frames section when the glass part of a frame came loose and dropped onto my leg. At first I thought nothing of it and cleaned up the mess, but later during my shift my leg started to hurt. After further inspection I realized the glass had ripped my pants and cut into my skin pretty deep! Now I have a scar on my leg thanks to Wal-Mart. Yeah! A souvenir! :P
3. As a Courtesy Desk Associate we would get a lot of sh*t returned. One evening there was a customer who returned a fireplace… I didn’t even know Wal-Mart sold fireplaces. Anyways without realizing how heavy it was I tried to move it out of the way since the desk gets very crowded on the weekends with returns quite quickly. The fireplace wasn’t that heavy, but it was enough to aggravate my old back injury. Oh me!
I’m sure I got hurt more times than none there, but those are the most memorable. LOL let this be a lesson! Stay alert and stay safe! Those training videos are not just for wasting time in the back room. ;)