Customer Theft Of Cigarettes

Well, it looks like I will be working once again. It has been a while since I have written anything on this blog. It is just that I have been busy doing other things and just trying to search for some topics to talk about. So this blog has been on hiatus for a long while but I am going to make it a point to write in here more than years ago. Let me just say that it was a strange night last night because one customer ended up stealing cigarettes from our store which was a surprise because I made the assumption that he was going to pay for them.

But like anything else in life we cannot go on assuming because there are always some people in the broad sense who are going to break the law when times get tough or life becomes difficult. Maybe this guy was going through some tough times like job loss or a death in the family. But still I think that he could have paid for them with some sort of credit or debit card even if he hadn’t paid cash for them. I have this sense that I am way too trusting but as a whole most people are too trusting. Then what happens is that they get taken advantage of.



I am lost for words right now and it’s just killing me because of the energy that I have been spending thinking about what it is that I could have done to make this former coworker that yelled at me happy with me. Now that I think about it I realize that I cannot change people’s perceptions as to how they feel about me. It would have been nice though if he didn’t demote me to morning shifts after taking my keys and privileges away from me as lead hand for the gas bar. I remember that day when I had to come early in the morning to work and endure the cold weather.It was not a very good feeling and at that moment I was going to quit off hand.

But that would have been bad since I didn’t have any job lined up or to fall back on.But any intolerable person that had to deal with an individual with a crazy, condescending and in your face aggressive and nosy personality would have quit right a way and did something else. I wonder what even drove him to get so mad at me for not getting a person to do his job like I was supposed to babysit him by telling him what to do. He kept yelling and screaming at me about gravel not being swept, just going crazy over as if it was some sort of crisis. I don’t know what drove him to get upset like this and give me a hard time in the process.

But I wish him well and all the best in what he is doing but it wasn’t nice knowing him. I think he is doing pretty well and I know that he is doing good. Hopefully with luck on my side I will never see him again. It’s not like me to write about people but it was just something that had been bothering me for years in having to work with someone who had some deep psychological issues and found negative ways of displacing them on me and other employees. Verbal abuse is something you never really get over once its inflicted on a person in the workplace. The pain last a long time.

Short Note On One Stop Big Stores

Just a thought here before heading out here. I was about to write another article for my LinkedIn profile but I am just not able to come out with the words I want to discuss.I want to do an extensive analysis on big stores but just not able to come out with it. Maybe as time goes by I will be able to do a report of big stores and how most Americans are not shopping there as much as they were 60 years ago. I think that most Americans are looking for smaller stores that they can go to just so they can buy only a small number of items.

I will have to read the article and find out what it’s all about because most Americans I don’t think want big, one stop stores due to the lack of time spent going to them. Like who wants a big store if not many people are shopping in them. Besides most online sites like Amazon have eaten up the market from these brick and mortar stores.

Lonzo Ball And David Carr

I haven’t been writing in here for a while. Let’s make that a long while and I want to apologize for that. It is just that I have been looking for some stuff on sports to write and as of life but I haven’t been able to put it on this blog.But now that I have been gone for a few days I will start off by talking about some news coming out of the NBA and NFL.

First off the NBA. Word has it Lonzo Ball got selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers and I couldn’t be happier.One thing which concerns me though is that he is entering the NBA at a time when most upcoming players have finished their senior year in college or university. I think that Lonzo Ball was either a freshman or sophomore when he got chosen by the Lakers this year.I am not sure but it is a problem if he hasn’t finished school because what if his NBA career doesn’t go far.

Anyway, I will talk about David Carr now. He signed a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. A five year deal that is and I would say that this makes him an Raider for life. He probably finished school.I am not sure but overall I have to say that most NFL Players rarely ever make it passed the four year mark. Just like NBA players, NFL players often never last in the league longer than four years. So I have to say that David Carr should go back and get an education if he hadn’t finished. Just like Lonzo Ball should finish if he hasn’t done so.

Letting Go

Well, it is about time that I have written in here while I am out of the house. I guess that it’s good to explore different surroundings because some people can really go insane while staying stuck in their homes or surroundings. Now I am going to talk about something which people have difficulty doing. And that is letting go of things. I know that there are times when  we have difficulty letting go to certain things such as a job, old friends and maybe a relationship.

But I think that it is essential to do this but at times I find it hard to do because of the feelings that they carry. I am not alone on this since there are people out there who have difficulty letting go of certain things since it gives us some feelings to security and keeps us from getting hurt. Another words it adds protection from the forward events that we are likely to face. But in a way it prevents us from growing and seeking opportunities which are probably better for us such a new job or relationship.

I am guilty of not letting go at times due to the job I am in but gradually I am working through the pain and just starting to realize that moving on is becoming more essential than holding on to the possibility that things will improve at the gas bar with regards to change in management. I am realizing this and it is becoming obvious that hoping or pleading isn’t going to change this persons mind or behavior. So, I will just have to let go of this hope and move forward to another job.

Cleveland Loses First Playoff Game

Yes, the title says it all. The Cavaliers fell tonight to the Boston Celtics by the score of 111-108. It was a last minute three pointer by this player that I don’t know the name of but it was a floater which I thought was not going to go in but with luck it fell into the basket. I thought that the Cavaliers would put this game way since they were leading as much as 25 points in the first half.

But for some reason they blew it and allowed Boston to come back from that deficit. The Celtics it seemed tore a page out of the Cavaliers book with regards to shooting three pointers and used it to their advantage. So the only unbeaten team now is the Golden State Warriors who have a chance to put away the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night to remain the only unbeaten team but that remains to be seen.

Technology And It’s Affect On The Job Search

Well, I have to say that I have been on somewhat of a vacation since getting my hours reduced.But it hasn’t been a vacation of some sorts because I have been looking for some jobs and passing out resumes. Speaking of  job search, a lot has changed over the years and we have to thank technology for that while at the same time think twice about its effect on us as humans. While it has made it easier for most people by sending out resumes to most companies in some cases it has been a problem because of the lack of contact. What I mean is technology has made it impossible for people to meet face to face in which the employee that’s going to be working for a certain company cannot really meet the person who is has received your resume and cover letter.

The face to face meetings has somewhat disappeared when it comes to these job searches in which you are able to at least say hi and to basically see the person you will likely work with. Also see the whole company itself and getting to know its corporate culture and how it operates. With technology such as e-mail, I phone and other tech gadgets in the office there has been somewhat of a disconnect with humans when it comes to these tools. Like where is the process of going on foot when it comes to passing out resumes to companies? Now I know that people eventually take this traditional route when it comes to looking for a job but most companies don’t want candidates to do that anymore which is somewhat strange because how do people meet when it comes to jobs?Let along advancing careers?

But I guess now that companies want us to pass out our resumes on the computer by e-mail since it is faster method for them in reading it and making their assessment as to whether or not the candidate would be a perfect fit for their company. The same is in dating which calls for another entry.But this has to do with job searches. I am not saying that e-mail is a bad thing because there are times when most people are not able to pass out their resumes live in person due to time constraints.But I am saying that there should be a balance of both in which people not only apply for jobs online but to actually go to places and give out their resumes to employers that control the businesses.