I, too, consider Darren my friend. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for him and I think very highly of him. I always do things to help and support Darren, not give him more to worry about, more work to do, or more problems to solve. That’s what being a friend means, in my opinion. Friends take care of one another.
For the younger generation, though, friendship means taking advantage and being taken advantage of. More than once I’ve heard this chick say, “I can do whatever I want. Darren won’t fire me because he’s my friend.” Tonight Darren said, “I don’t want to fire her because she’s my friend, but…”
Twice in the last week this chick has missed her scheduled shift. On Wednesday she didn’t know she was supposed to work and didn’t have a way to get to work, so Chetto told her to stay home. Schedules are posted 2 weeks in advance and stay pretty much the same week to week. Saying she didn’t know she was supposed to work was a lie.
On Sunday she called in still drunk and hung over sick. The majority of the crew was at a party on Saturday night and everyone scheduled for Sunday managed to make it to work except for her. Darren told her she needed to find someone to cover her shift and she said, “No one will work for me, they all hate me.” Who’s fault is that? Darren had to call someone and test the limits of his friendship with her to cover the little twit’s shift because, really, no one would cover for this chick.
I have to work with her again tomorrow night. I am not looking forward to it. Two of the last three nights we worked together have ended in a screaming match. If I wanted to fight with someone, I’d still be married. I like peace and harmony, but I’m not rolling over and letting this dumbass have her way. I’d really like to horsewhip her for taking advantage of Darren, but he allows it. I guess a few more nights of screaming at each other and she’ll either quit or I’ll be fired and life will be good. Things always work out.
Best quote of the night:
Boy Cook Zach: “THAT WAS THE WORST MASSAGE PARLOUR I’VE EVER BEEN TO.”
I didn’t even ask.