i punched in 3 minutes late, just enough time for everyone to start flipping out, and causing bad chain-reactions. megan called jeanne, jeanne (despite my NUMEROUS attempts to inform her that she should call my cellphone if she needs me) called my home. at lunch, mom flipped out, thinking i wasn't home, left a nasty message on my cell phone - to the tune of, "you'd better get your ass (AND MY CAR) into town and into work, if you're not already *growl, hiss, snarl*.
because i was late, i didn't have time to fuck around with putting my cell phone in my locker, because i don't remember the combination (again.. i know, i'm a putz), and security saw, and she flipped out. thought she was done ranting, so i went to pharmacy - only to have her come back there a few minutes later and tell me that i should, "consider this my last warning about this stuff, and don't ever walk away from her like that again.
hank gave me glarey eyes for being late, made up a piss-poor story about my car not starting (i was after all, driving mom's van). everyone seemed ok with it. becky was late, too, so i didn't shoulder all the blame.. instead, i probably made her feel like it's no big deal to be late - but it is. have to make that clear today.
at lunch, i apologised to security again, tried to explain why what happened did, and she was fine.. we talked it through, and she's not all pissed at me anymore.. but then..
after lunch, store manager wanted to sit down and have a chat. seemed hank was ranting on friday that i ask too many questions.. vollunteered to talk to hank, and let him know i'm learning, and that's why i'm asking questions.. so i can teach the girls. cory was relieved, but then gave me a small talking-to about security. informed him of the measures already taken to remedy that.. he said he appreciated it, and all was well.. then brought up both points again. sheesh, i'm not that hard to work with, people.
talked to hank, told him what was going on, flattered him.. and he said something about not talking so much, working more. but i could tell he was pleased, he actually laughed and made a few (bad) jokes, later on in the day.
so everything is smoothed over, all the shouldn't-be-so-jagged edges are sanded down, and the best part is.. i didn't really care about it anyways. all i had to do was remember being right next to you, and it all melted away.