Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Not that they were competing, and not that they were planning on this, but the stars were aligned just so.
Lo and behold, both Garrett and Tyler came home from work swearing that it was the WORST day EVER.

And now, in their own words, telling it like no one else can –
Yeah, so I was the only one at work and the guards who closed last night decided to leave vacuuming the pool to me.

I connected the hose to pipe and the vacuum to the pipe.

While I was vacuuming, it seemed like NOTHING was getting sucked up.
In fact, every time I plunged the vacuum into the pool,

A dark cloud came out of the bottom of it and this disgusting blast of smelly air came out the top of the pole right into my face.

It smelled so bad, it was making me sick. Over and over, whenever I pushed down on the vacuum, all of this smelly air would come up out of the pole into my face.

I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t sucking anything up.
I took the vacuum out of the water and half way down the pole, there was something sticking out of the vent hole.......
It was a tail!

There was a DEAD RAT in the pole.

It was all bloated and hair was coming off and it stunk so bad.

I washed my hands five times.
But all day long, I smelled the dead rat smell. It was in my nostrils. I couldn’t stop smelling it.

You think that’s bad?

I was working the cash register and I was doing an exchange for this lady.
I didn’t do it right, but I knew it and I was trying to fix it.

It wasn’t like I was done and sent her out the door or anything.
I was trying to fix it.

But the lady pointed at me and started yelling at the top of her lungs:
“You are an idiot! You are an idiot!”
Then she turned to my manager who was several registers down and yelled, “You got problems with this one! He’s an idiot! You have your hands full!”

Then she said she would never come back to our store and she was going to the Arapahoe Crossing Store.

She just kept yelling and pointing: “You’re an idiot!”
I apologized over and over and she grabbed everything and left.
The next lady in line stepped up and said,
“Honey, don’t you worry none. I been called a bitch. You jus gotta let it go.”
It was awful!!!!


valerie said...

YIKES! Some people are just crazy! I wonder how long that rat was in there? Poor Garrett getting stuck with that job.

Missty said...

Wow what bad days for both of them. And really I think I would of thrown up with that gross rat!
You don't have in a jar somewhere now do you! lol

The Crazy Coxes said...

Actually...Garrett did throw up later at his lacrosse game. I don't know if it was because he could still smell the rat (which he swore he could) or because he ate a chicken breast, nectarine, and 1/2 a can of pringles on the way to the game.

Patty Edwards said...

The rat story wins, hands down.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Rough day all around. Eww on the rat and that mean lady can go leap off a building. No one (no matter what they've done) should talk to a kid like that.

Shirley said...

I'm sorry - but I think the rat story is funny. Gross - but funny.

What a horrible women to scream at a kid. Well, to scream at anyone. I hope he took the next lady's advice to heart. It was nice she said something.

Hope today's a better day for both of them.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Shirley -

I did laugh about the rat! I thought it was hilarious. Of course, I have a sick sense of humor but I tend to laugh any the silly "misfortunes" that happen to those two!