I’ve never written a day log before, but what I saw today
at work is something that I strongly believe merits a day log.
I’m a cashier
at a supermarket
, sure, many people say
it’s not the most exciting job in the world
, but it pays the bills,
and if you look at the small things
is never, ever boring. Today, well, this wasn’t just a small thing.
The way our store works is that each register has a
neighbor, such that 1 and 2 are back to back, etc. Between the two cashiers are
a counter, and a drawer for each cashier to put his or her slips in. When I
opened the drawer adjacent to Register 6 this morning, I didn’t expect to see
anything unusual. People leave things there all the time; hand lotion,
notebooks, lighters, pens, keys, make-up, so seeing random odds and ends is
nothing out of the usual. This time though, the two little packets that I saw
sort of looked like condoms. I laughed it off and didn’t even look at them,
cause come on, despite the amount of kids we have working at the store, who in
their right mind would leave condoms at a register? I think strange thoughts all the
time, and passed it off as just that.
The day went on. Around 10:30, my neighbor and I both went to open our drawers at the same
time, but I got to mine first. I said “Look at these and guess what I thought
they were when I saw them?” She looked at the packets, then looked at me and
asked if I think they really are condoms. I answered “The thought crossed my
By then, she had already flipped them over, and behold,
they were both Durex Condoms. Even though we are both adults we shared a massive OH MY GOD moment, before deciding what needs to
be done; we had to inform the Front End Manager. Why? Because if
we didn’t, people might be under the assumption that we left the condoms there,
which of course wouldn’t make sense being that neither of us are the sort to
leave stray condoms lying around, but anyway, it was sort of a ‘cover our
asses’ thing, as well as a ‘share with the cool boss for a laugh’, of course.
The Front End Manager found it almost as amusing as we did,
and the Floor Supervisor was in complete hysterics. This is one of those things
that none of us will ever forget.
I don’t think it can be said anymore that Sundays are the
most mundane day at the store.