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  • Mood: Bitter
  • Listening to: "Watch it Die" - Bad Religion
  • Reading: Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes
  • Watching: Ouran High School Host Club
  • Eating: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Drinking: Water

Rude customers just ruin your whole day at work. Today, I had to work the opening shift since one of our normal openers had to go to a funeral and the other has kidney stones. In the six hours I was there, I was pissed off with two of the customers.

To start off, my manager was making a man’s sub and he starts barking everything he wants besides his two subs. She told him that he would have to tell the cashier (me). When he gets to cash, he just excepts me to know everything he wants...I am not a mind reader; if I was, I wouldn’t be working at Subway...I would have show in Vegas. Then I get all his stuff all packed up to go and he tells me, “It’s for here.” Then he came back complaining on how messy his sub was...that’s what happens when you get like 50 sauces on it! And to top it all off, he did not clear his table before his left. Are people that goddamn lazy that they can’t take their stuff to the garbage?

The second customer complained about rounding. In Canada, we no longer have the penny so prices are rounded to the nearest 5; most stores only do it for cash but at Subway we do it for both cash and debit or else it offsets out numbers. The woman complained about paying $5.35 instead of $5.33 and I explained it to her. She was really pissed off so I got my manager and she told the woman exactly what I told her. She paid for the sub and left in a huff.

I don’t understand why customers are so rude. I work there, I have no choice whether I come into work or not but they have a choice whether or not to come in. If you don’t want to be there, please don’t come there. If you are having a bad day, please don’t take it out on me...it just makes me feel bad; I have feelings too.

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Fun Facts about Me
1. I love politics! I often refer to it as my first love. I discovered environmental studies the following year and it turned out to be my true love but politics is forever in my heart.
2. I want to be Prime Minister one day.
3. I’m studying Environmental Governance in university.
4. I love animals. I have an interest in endangered and extinct species. My favourite animal is a polar bear and I have a soft spot for elephants.
5. I love animal print and feathers (and I liked them before they were cool).
6. I love foreign films, B movies, and classic films.
7. I’m a punk at heart.
8. My mom always says, that if I was born in the 70’s, I would have made a good hippy.
9. I am an environmentalist that could be described as an ecocentric, pessimistic sustainable developer.
10. My hero is Nicola Tesla.
11. My wardrobe is vegan (except for a few wool sweaters and a jacket) but I am not a vegetarian or a vegan.
12. My favourite author is H. G. Wells.
13. I live by this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
14. I love chocolate and cheesecake.
15. If you want to know anything else about me just ask me! I don't bite!
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I have been revamping a comic of mine since the beginning of the summer and I find I am having a hard time keeping myself motivated. I really do want to finish it and continue with it, I just need the motivation. 

I work 30-40 hours a week and when I get home at night I am exhausted. When it comes to my days off, I just want to sleep (but that never happens because I have a social life outside of work).

Does any one have any ideas on how I could motivate myself to work on my comic either after work or on my days off? Preferably after work.
  • Mood: Bitter
  • Listening to: "Watch it Die" - Bad Religion
  • Reading: Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes
  • Watching: Ouran High School Host Club
  • Eating: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Drinking: Water

Rude customers just ruin your whole day at work. Today, I had to work the opening shift since one of our normal openers had to go to a funeral and the other has kidney stones. In the six hours I was there, I was pissed off with two of the customers.

To start off, my manager was making a man’s sub and he starts barking everything he wants besides his two subs. She told him that he would have to tell the cashier (me). When he gets to cash, he just excepts me to know everything he wants...I am not a mind reader; if I was, I wouldn’t be working at Subway...I would have show in Vegas. Then I get all his stuff all packed up to go and he tells me, “It’s for here.” Then he came back complaining on how messy his sub was...that’s what happens when you get like 50 sauces on it! And to top it all off, he did not clear his table before his left. Are people that goddamn lazy that they can’t take their stuff to the garbage?

The second customer complained about rounding. In Canada, we no longer have the penny so prices are rounded to the nearest 5; most stores only do it for cash but at Subway we do it for both cash and debit or else it offsets out numbers. The woman complained about paying $5.35 instead of $5.33 and I explained it to her. She was really pissed off so I got my manager and she told the woman exactly what I told her. She paid for the sub and left in a huff.

I don’t understand why customers are so rude. I work there, I have no choice whether I come into work or not but they have a choice whether or not to come in. If you don’t want to be there, please don’t come there. If you are having a bad day, please don’t take it out on me...it just makes me feel bad; I have feelings too.

MyM: Dating

Cassie woke up in her bed to a quiet house. It was strange to wake up in a quiet house especially since Mr. Tuttle was still staying with them. When her alarm clock didn’t wake her up, Cassie was normally woke up  by Mr. Tuttle, whom was going to drag her on some grand adventure that she didn’t really want to be a part of, or to her father, who was yelling at Mr. Tuttle for doing something foolish and irresponsible which was most of the time.

It took Cassie a few moments before she realized what day it was. It was Friday. Her father was at work, Mr. Tuttle was off doing God-only-knows-what, and she had the day off from school. The news wasn’t all good, however; Cassie had a date tonight.

Cassie hated dating; well, that wasn’t completely true. She had no problems with dating; she had a problem with going out on dates. Dates had so much pressure incorporated in them; someone had to act a certain way and certain things were expected. Cassie found the pressure was greater now that she was going on a date with a good friend. As friends, they use to just hang out but there was no expectations on how they were suppose to act or what was going to happen; that all changes on a date.

She groaned as she stared at the ceiling. This was going to be the most awkward date in history. Sure, she had gone on dates with him before but she found with each date, they just got more and more awkward and she wasn’t sure why. Cassie had wanted to talk to someone about it but she really couldn’t talk to her dad about dating and Ace was useless when it came to this sort of thing, regardless of how many romance novels he’s read. This was one of those times she wished that she had her mom around but that wasn’t really something that could be help.

Cassie decided that despite her problem, she might as well drag herself out of bed and make breakfast for herself. She quickly got dressed, putting on her favourite pink dress. She grabbed her mp3 player as she ran downstairs; if she was listening to music, she wouldn’t have to think about anything else.

When she got to the kitchen, Cassie put in her ear buds and played the-music-her-dad-would-not-approve-of while she got out the ingredients to make her favourite breakfast ever...strawberry pancakes.

While she made her breakfast, she listened to her music, sang along, and danced around. Her choice of music may not have been the best choice for that but she liked it and that was all that mattered. She was having fun and best of all, she didn’t have to think and dread that most-awkward-date-ever that was happening tonight.

“There's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes. It's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise and like fools we trust the delivery but it's all just drunk sincerity,” Cassie sang along as she flipped her pancakes over the stove. “It’s all j-” she quickly pulled her ear buds out and turned around when she heard someone join in her singing.

“Just drunk sincerity,” Mr. Tuttle finished singing as he looked at Cassie with a confused expression. “Aww, why did you have to stop, Kiddo?”

“I don’t sing in front of people, I sound like a banshee,” Cassie muttered before she turned back to making her breakfast. “I didn’t know you were home.”

“I just got back.”

“Where were you anyways?”

Mr. Tuttle began to laugh. “I don’t think you want to know, Kiddo.”

Cassie looked over her shoulder and raised an eyebrow. “That bad?”

“Well, you see, Kiddo, I was -”

“One second thought, I don’t want to know,” she cut Mr. Tuttle off. She knew her godfather well enough to know that she really didn’t want to know what he had been up to. Mr. Tuttle was Mr. Tuttle and some of the stuff that Mr. Tuttle did, Cassie just didn’t want to know about and if she knew, she blissfully ignored it.

“Good choice, Kiddo,” he replied as he sat down at the table.

“Have you had breakfast yet?” she asked.

“No, was that an invitation to join you?”

“I suppose.”

“What are you making?” he asked.

“Strawberry pancakes.”

“I should have guessed.”

Cassie finished making her pancakes and divided them on two plates: one for herself and one for Mr. Tuttle. She placed the plate on the table and sat across the table from Mr. Tuttle. She picked at her pancakes with her fork as her mind went back to thinking about tonight’s date.

“What’s the matter, Kiddo?” Mr. Tuttle asked noticing Cassie’s strange actions. “You’re not your normally cheery self.”

“Eh?” She looked up from her breakfast. She hesitated for a moment before she decided to confess everything to Mr. Tuttle. “I have a date tonight.”

He raised an eyebrow. “Oh...how horrible...You know, most girls get all giddy when they have a date.”

“Please, don’t generalize, Mr. Tuttle, people shouldn’t generalize.”

“So what’s so bad about this date?”

“The pressure.”

“From what?” he asked, getting slightly worried.

“Dates come with the pressure that you have to be perfect.”

“Oh!” he started to giggle from relief. “Well how long have you known the guy?”

“We have been friends for about four years now but we’ve only been dating for a few months,” she explained. “And he’s a really great guy and I really like him but I’m afraid that if things don’t go perfectly we aren’t going to work out and I’m going to lose a really great friend.”

“Well, Kiddo, some of the best things in the world are worth taking a risk,” Mr. Tuttle smiled. “And I know what I am talking about, Kiddo, I have taken so many risks and I have seen so many amazing things.”

“But how do you know when the risk isn’t worth it?” she asked looking up from her breakfast.

“You don’t, Kiddo, but you’ll never know unless you take that risk,” he smiled trying to be as comforting as possible.

“I guess but it’s scary.”

“I know,” Mr. Tuttle smiled softly. “I know.”

Cassie went back to eating her breakfast, still thinking about the date and what Mr. Tuttle told her. She looked over at the clock and sighed. “Mr. Tuttle, would you mind washing the dishes? I’ve got to start getting ready.”

“Sure, Kiddo,” he smiled as he began to clear the table. “And Cassie, don’t worry about tonight. If he really cares about you, he’ll think you’re perfect already. Never act like something you’re not, okay?”

Cassie smiled and nodded. Mr. Tuttle was right, she shouldn’t be with someone who didn’t like her for who she was. She was Cassie; she couldn’t change that and she wouldn’t want to change it. She liked who she was and so did a lot of other people and that was what really mattered in the end.

***

Cassie date was awkward; she was expecting that but it turned out a lot better than she thought it was. She felt less of the awful pressure to be perfect and she was slowly being to feel that, even though they were dating, she could be herself around him. And that night, despite all the worrying and dreading that she did about the date, Cassie shared her first kiss. She returned home flustered and embarrassed but at the same time, deep down inside, she felt a warm fuzzy feeling inside that made her smile softly whenever she thought about it.
MyM: Dating

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I really just felt like writing a sort story about Cassie...something that was beyond her normal cheerful self. Despite her altruism, Cassie is a teenage girl and she does have teenage problems; that is something I really wanted to emphasize.

I love writing Mr. Tuttle and that is why he had been in my Cassie stories so much lately (I think he is going to be going away soon though). Also, I’m not really going to get into it but you really DON’T want to know what Mr. Tuttle was up to...trust me!

The song that Cassie is singing is “Drunk Sincerity” by Bad Religion (listen to it here: youtu.be/VtSaiXSbRmQ ). It’s a great song; however, I personally like other Bad Religion songs more, but this is the only one I could see Cassie sing aloud.

Cassie and Ace: fav.me/d4tfwh2

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  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: "Watch it Die" - Bad Religion
  • Reading: Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes
  • Watching: Ouran High School Host Club
  • Drinking: Water

I have been asked by several different people on several different occasions why I listen to punk rock. My response is normal a simple one: because I like it. However, that is far from the truth and I love punk rock for one very important reason that I would like to share with you all

To start off, I grew up in a small rural farming community that it filled with old-time conservatives and people who have no definition of what political correctness is. When I was in high school, at parties, I began to hear friends and family make comments that just didn’t seem right by me so I spoke out. My comments would often raise a few eyebrows and few snide remarks except from my mum (who understands everything perfectly).

I thought that maybe there was something wrong with me because I didn’t think the way these people thought; it was strange. When I entered university, I found people who thought like me and that was great but there was still this overwhelming doubt that we were just a minority.

 It wasn’t until the summer after my first year of university that I was introduce to punk rock. A guy I was seeing told me about Rise Against and sent me link to songs during our daily conversation. I fell in love with the band so even though my relationship with a guy didn’t last, my love of punk rock began to blossom.

Now the reason I love punk rock so much is because for three minutes a song, I am not alone in the world. For that song, I know that someone besides me and small group of people think the way we do. So if I can listen to a song about starving masses or climate change and feel like I am not so alone in the world, then what’s the big problem?

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Nicolevile Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw dear Emmy, thanks for watching me, I have to say that I really appreciate ppl that cares about environment like you and that I liked a lot you comic! I would love to see more like that! Clap 
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it! I will be continuing my comic but it is currently being revised since I no longer like the art style I originally used. 

I love your artwork especially your watercolour pieces! 

Thank you very much for the watch! :hug:
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Nicolevile Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hoo tha'ts awesome! I would love to see the new version of your comic :)
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It should be out December 21st...I hope...
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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3:

For joining we will have a great time:)

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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

And thank you!
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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure :)
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powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Hi there
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
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powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Hey there what's up
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