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    NSW / QLD fires

    And then you get the fire emergency like in Baldivis (Perth) yesterday which started as the result of the axle of a boat trailer collapsing in the tarmac and creating sparks.

    What's on your mind?

    Yeah I saw the low developing and said to hubby there would be another cyclone within a few days. Blake has dumped much needed rains in many places, but we haven't seen any of it.

    NSW / QLD fires

    Balladonia fire has jumped containment lines - burning both sides of Eyre H'way so that put paid to them trying to re-open that major route from WA to SA tomorrow..... emergency warning from Balladonia to Israelite Bay.... all our fires started from dry storm lightning strikes and later from pyrocumulonimbus clouds. Our Great Western Woodlands is the largest remaining woodland in the world but the fires have destroyed over 550,000 hectares with more being demolished with this newest flare up. Norseman & Kalgoorlie have had rain but its still hot and windy here.... Salmon Gums townsite is under threat again but there are hope the dry lake system will hold it long enough for crews to get through near inaccessible bush to stop it tracking further south west. Majority of fires are 50+ km away but the sky has been loaded with smoke & ash for the past few days. Could really do with some rain from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Blake.

    NSW / QLD fires

    Virgin has cancelled all flights heading that way (not sure on Qantas) - roads to be closed 6pm tonight WST.. meaning ALL roads into WA from the east will be closed to fire or flood... although I've been told the Indian Pacific train line is still running at this stage. Evacuee's from Caiguna etc were lucky to get through when they did, major flare up after they left (not surprised with the heat we've had today) News reports info was wrong - over 300 vehicles with over 700 people stranded along Eyre H'way to arrive in town some time this afternoon / tonight (not 300 people as I previously stated)....

    NSW / QLD fires

    Hopefully it drops widespread rain right across the guts....

    NSW / QLD fires

    DFES are evacuating more than 300 people into Esperance this morning, that have been stranded on Eyre Highway near Caiguna, Cocklebiddy, Madura, Mundrabilla, Eucla, Border Village & Balladonia for the past week. Bloody hot and dry conditions with hotter coming tomorrow - no relief in sight weather wise. Bush is on fire and a local guy was taken by a great white yesterday...... Fuck this - can we have a re-start to the year?

    Well, you pack of crazy sons of bitches

    Glad to see the arse end of it to be honest - house full of visitors, mess everywhere, eldest daughter decided to lower her respect for other people and their things - sprinkled the F & C words like they were parsley - my parents were not impressed, and she just did not take the hints we were dropping..... jumping up and down on my brand new WAECO car fridge, slamming shit etc.... because she decided she had to change her plans because the grandparents were here (honestly would not have cared if she hadn't turned up) - but on the upside, was great for the rest of us to catch up and chill out even if we did have a massive thunderstorm. Spent half a day wandering around singing "Deck the halls and not your family, fa la la la la, la la la la". Admittedly I've become more and more grinch like since I started working food retail - it's only the grandkids that force me to get into the Christmas spirit and I did enjoy two days off work, although I had no idea what day it was when we did go back to work. Hope the rest of you had a wonderful festive season - I think I need another day off to get over my days off hahaha.... New Years is just around the corner.... another one we won't see in!

    i see dead people

    Didn't watch a lot of his stuff - but enjoyed his work in Hudson Hawk & Moonstruck. RIP Danny

    It's that most wonderful time....

    I just about fell off my office chair hahahahahahahahahahaha Thats brilliant
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    Christ! I seriously hope for the best results for you.
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    It's that most wonderful time....

    So true.... actually just had a conversation regarding Christmas turkey .... I started with "they're all a #50 ie within the 5kg region" and the customer comes back with "But I want a 2.5kg one" ok - if I bone it out and roll it, then it will be closer to 3kg No I don't want it boned out ok - perhaps half a bird? No I definitely need a full bird (getting frustrated at this point) do you definitely need turkey? Our whole chickens are 2 - 2.5kg No - its got to be turkey hmmm well I can't get any more birds in - we have to pre-order by mid november as stock sells out so quickly - are you sure you can't take a full 5kg bird? 5kg is too big well perhaps you could try the IGA across the road, Ron is a great bloke and could possibly help you out. I don't like supermarket turkeys (there's a win for butchers) you know they source their Turkey from the same poultry farm as we do? At least go and have a chat and see what we can do between us all. *sigh*
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    It's that most wonderful time....

    Ok this is a simple one - we simply state our hams are not mass produced in a massive factory, they are all carefully hand made with locally grown (and when I say locally I mean with 45km of our town) and on top of that there are no fillers, meat glue or other shit that is often put into hams to bulk them up. No we don't - besides which its against Health Dept regulations Don't know, don't care lol Just lazy bastards lol. A simple phone call the day before would have fixed any delay in having their meat sorted and preventing tying up one of us for half a bloody hour for something that could have been easily rectified with a phone call. Hahaha it's very rare that we open on a Sunday anyway. I've actually had a regular customer chastise the person in question for suggesting such a thing lol. I think I may have once suggested that they come in to help me run the store on Christmas Day and was met with a "LIKE HELL... I want to spend the day with my family" and yeah... he saw the look I gave..... This is simply a no brainer - I give them THAT look and point to the photo of my grandkids on the wall. As I said above somewhere - it's generally only a very small percentage. For the most part people are kind, understanding and don't ask stupid questions... just those few thoughtless bastards that spoil it for the rest of us.
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    It's that most wonderful time....

    The looks I get when I tell them that I too have a family I'd like to spend Christmas Day with is truly LOLworthy. Seriously though - the supply & serve expectation comes from probably 3% of our clients whom are either holiday makers or those ones who only go to the butcher at Christmas (starting to feel like a puppy lol)
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    It's that most wonderful time....

    Hahaha and that just a small example of what many retailers put up with lol
  15. It’s that most wonderful time of the year…… Most of us love Christmas and I’m certainly no stranger to that…. until you throw in the fact you’re a retailer and you have shitty customers who are rushed, frazzled and some just downright rude. Ofttimes - most of us are doing the whole panicked “F#ck! Christmas is {X} days away and I’m supposed to be feeding 20 people and I just haven’t got my food and presents sorted yet” and as a retailer I always try to be super organised (I literally just have to get my salad items a few days before Christmas - although trying to find time to cook & prepare when we are pushing through after 21 days in a row and upwards of 100 hours a week is always fun) I’ve already had the following - with attitude: (Bold Yellow = customer… Regular = me) “…..but Woolworths sell their hams at $9kg - why are your’s more expensive” “I bought my ham at the supermarket - I want you to cut it down smaller for me” “I want order whatever I ordered 5 years ago” **Ummm ok then** (and this is why I keep spreadsheets) “I need a boneless rolled turkey to cook tonight” **Did you order one?** “No, but you can do one up for me right now, yeah?” **well… they actually come in frozen so I leave them frozen until a few days prior to the order being picked up so they have time to thaw out** “But you can still do one for me today, yeah?” “Can I have 10kg of premium mince in 250g lots?” (Always happens during peak trading hours on Christmas Eve - but you never know who is going to order it) “Are you open Christmas Day in case I need extra’s?” **no, we’re not** “Well you’re no bloody good to me then, are you?” “I need to feed 4 people for Christmas, you can deliver the meat hot for our Christmas lunch at 12:30pm and serve it” Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind giving cooking advise or working out how much is needed to feed x amount of people but seriously - it costs $0 to be nice to the person serving you. Please be nice to your servers this holiday season…. and I’m so glad I no longer work in Hospitality!!