I guess today should be called my mini-hump day since I'm in a 3 day work week.
Yesterday, work was slow and boring to begin with but then, about 20 minutes before I was supposed to leave things... got hectic. One of my customers with an expensive carpet install showed up... and did some minor changes... and signed up for a credit card. The other 2 specialists were busy with customers of their own, and then another customer showed up, and another, and then a customer wanted blinds cut
Oh, and we have a customer with a flooring issue: three of the transition strips they need for her doorways have yet to be delivered. For fifteen minutes I listened to her non-stop complaints about how her daughter had warned her we were going to be slow, how she can't have guests over because they've moved the island out of her kitchen, how she's a clean person and can't deal with the mess, how she's spending all of this money and wants the job done now. There's only so much we can do. We don't manufacture this product... somebody else does, there's nothing we can do if they're waiting for materials. So, I patiently listened, and apologized... and didn't that whiny woman call back 6 hours later and go through the same song and dance with one of our Assistant Managers. She is one of the Entitled Ones who is only patient as long as things are going her way. Her demands are always framed in whines. In the end they will probably knock a couple of hundred dollars off of her charge, not because it's the right thing to do, rather they'll do it to shut her up. She is a lot like the Idiot Jerk in the White House, who feels she's owed.
Anyway, because I didn't get home till late, I didn't add any mileage to my challenge. I did, however, print off Greek alphabet so I know what their letters look like. Now when I look at a word, I know what the symbols stand for, like the English 'p' is actually the Greek 'r.' Interesting.
Oh, and I planted ηλιοτρόπιο (sunflowers) this year... and they're black.
I will save seeds and plant them again next year.
oooooh, the birdies and squirrels LOVE the sunflower seeds (at least mine do). I was wondering what that greek word meant. entitled customers (and dumptards) suck.ReplyDelete
They might not like these seeds, their shell is very hard.Delete
I learned Russian at school so can read some of the Greek/Bulgarian alphabet, it's very similar. I think it's great that you are learning Greek. I'm thinking of taking up another language in September but haven't decided which yet, although learning another language is a real pleasure (for me at least). Good for you!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I always thought it was fun... except for German... too many articles.Delete
What a beautiful and unusual sunflower. My husband translates and edits Russian to English books.ReplyDelete
Hopefully the squirrels won't eat all the seeds and I'll have some to plant next year.Delete
Your husband has a fascinating job!