September 12th, 2009


Frankly, I'm exhausted!

Is there some major holiday somewhere around this weekend or what? Wally World was a lot busier than usual for this time of the year, even though it's usually busy on weekends, but not to the extent it was today! As you may or may not remember, I work in the dairy section. It was all I could do today to keep milk on the shelves and eggs in the bunker. That shit was literally flying out of the store today! By the time I left at 7:30pm this evening, the last few gallons of whole milk we had in the cooler was on the shelves. Predicting we run out before morning. At the start of the day, we had two pallets of whole milk, each pallet containing 54 cases of milk, with 4 gallons per case... to give you some idea how much was sold today.

As for eggs, the popular 18-count size has 10 cartons per case. I put out around 20 cases total during the 8 hours I was there. Nearly that much of the dozen count, which contains 15 cartons per case. We completely sold out of the large 60-count and 30-count cases around 2pm!

Jeannie and Scott were there today also, but whilst I (whilst?!?) was concentrating on the eggs and milk, they were out putting other merchandise on the shelves, such as cheese, sour cream, fruit juices, yogurt, etc... because those products were disappearing fast also. About an hour before I left, management pulled Jeannie from the department to go up front and check, so Scott was alone after I left.

At one point, one of the elderly door greeters was coming back from her break, walked past me at the egg bunker, and asked, "Where are all these people coming from?" I answered, "I don't know where they are coming from, but I know where they can go!" She looked at me like I killed her best friend or something, and scooted back to her post at the front of the store.

On top of all that, it's been pissing rain all day. I normally avoid going anywhere in downpours unless it's absolutely a necessity.

Sooo... I ask again, out of curiosity... Is there some major holiday somewhere around this weekend or what?