Chaos at the Gas Pumps

After this past week my body is in complete rebellion. I have done way too much and it wants nothing to do with me anymore. I blame yesterday. It was the straw that broke the camels back. Among the general chaos of the day (call ins, big oil spill in the deli, not enough staff) was the big whammy. We were getting extra busy because a text was sent out to customers that they could get 10 cents off a gallon of gas when they filled up if they showed the text. That increase in business is about the time all the gas pumps started to go down one by one. In order to fix things we would need to do a system reboot. In order to do that we would have to clear all the pumps. In order to clear all the pumps we would have to be able to ring up those sales but we couldn’t even get into the register to do that. So. What I ended up doing was running across the store to another register to get the people who had pumped taken care of (there were about 10-15). After that we bagged all the pumps and I went running from vehicle to vehicle as people pulled in to tell them what was going on and ask them to wait if they wanted to since it would (hopefully) only be no more than 15 minutes to get things rolling again. Thankfully everyone was more than understanding and very nice about things. I am very grateful that my staff stepped up as well. Things could have gone so badly but even with a few hiccups (the deli staff had a few issues ringing people up… I had to pull them because we had customers lined up down two aisles almost to the other end of the store) we got things rolling again. A lot of the people came back and we chatted. It ended up being a good thing.

However… all that running! Lol. That’s ok though. I have the next two days off. I don’t have much planned other than work on my novel. I will see where the days lead. I think once I get this posted I will head outside and sit. This is late late because the wind knocked our power out around 3am so I had no idea what time it was when I finally got up. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

7 thoughts on “Chaos at the Gas Pumps”

  1. There’s nothing like a day off or two after a hectic period at work, is there! I personally find it easier to focus on writing when I know that writing might be what I need to get beyond those hectic days. Do you know what I mean?

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      1. I am researching material for my next novel in the Locket Saga. I am working on Book VII (7) Two Rivers about a fictional character who accompanies the Corps of Discovery under Lewis and Clark in 1803-06).

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      2. My research for this novel is difficult. I have both Italian and Norwegian history that I am reading through and then trying to pick out what I need. And not keep going past what I need for the novel (I LOVE history so thus is very difficult! Lol).
        Good luck to both of us! (And your novel sounds fascinating!)


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