Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Why the girl scouts suck.. and other things.

So, I've not been online in a while, mainly because my internet at home is frustratingly slow, and because I hate this computer. Due to that, I missed a chance to hang out with Savannah this weekend, and I am pretty bummed. But enough mourning what didn't happen, I'll just get to what actually did take place.

As many of you know, I agreed to lifeguard for the girl scouts last weekend. I went to work at 6:30 am, then after I got home and showered, I drove up to Birdsel Eddie (or some spelling much like that) which is past Tidioute on 62, which is like a 1.5 hour drive for me. I finally arrive, and I call the cell phone number that I was given to call when I arrive, and no one picks up. So I get out of my car and head hesitantly toward the sound of girl-child voices. Luckily for me, there was only one camping spot, so I found the right one quickly. I was promptly informed that they could not use the camp pool because it wasn't properly certified for girl scout use. They could, however use the river. I would like to make a note that this makes noooo sense, because the water level was low and the water was icky and scummy, and if it had been high there would have been a current, and that's not safer than a pool no matter how poorly certified it is. But I watched the girls swim in the river for a while, then I headed to bed because I was tired. (It was 10:30ish at this point) Well, in case any of you didn't know, 12-year-old girls are very noisy. I didn't get to sleep till 2:30, and they woke me again at 5:00, and I couldn't get back to sleep. I got up at 7:00, a very, very grumpy Jamie. I would also like to say that when I was 12, I was nothing like those girls. When I was in girl scouts I wondered why I didn't fit in. Now I know, and I'm glad of it. They were nice enough to me, since I was an "adult" (which was creepy all in itself) but they were NASTY to each other, and they were just terrible bratty bitches. (And they were noisy)

The next day, they were going horse back riding, and there was a pool at the horse ranch. I didn't bother asking if it was properly certified. The girls swam for about 1.5 hours, then they were going to a public pool where they didn't need their own lifeguard, so I got to go home. I was sooooo happy about that. I spent the rest of the weekend doing mosly nothing, I read the 5th Harry Potter book again in preparation for the release of the 6th book.

At work this week, I'm still on days, but I'm in the labor pool now, which means I do whatever needs done around the plant. On Monday, I filled in for a guy who drilled a hole in his finger, on Tuesday I ran a saw and drove the sweeper machine around (think zamboni with brooms and rear wheel drive, well, I don't know how a zamboni steers, but the rear wheel drive threw me off for quite some time) then today I drove the sweeper around again in the morning, then I got sent to Extrusion. Extrusion is where the hot aluminum comes out of a press. It's like a play dough press, kinda. Some people have to grab a hold of it and pull it and stretch it out, but I was just helping load it after it was cut. It wasn't too bad... except I think the Extrusion Department is sitting on some kind of time vortex. Time seemed to stop a couple of times this afternoon. And I didn't get a lunch, all they gave me was somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes to eat a little, then I had to get to work. But at least I got to leave at 3:00 instead of 3:30.

And this is a very long post, so I'm just going to end it now befor I go on. Because I could. I have done other things since I posted last too. But I have to go do more things now anyway.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Yes. Girl Scouts suck. Every year, they invade Idlewild and suck the whole employee parking lot into their little private oblivion, leaving the Team Members stranded either at the top of a very long, up-hill walk or beside a lake that might as well be called Mosquito Pond.

Girl Scouts suck.

Suzanne said...

Birdsall Edey is my old Girl Scout camp. When I went there the pool was okay but absolutely freezing. All we used the river for was canoeing, and we weren't allowed to swim in it. Sorry you had a rough time of it there. Jeff and I are going to a wedding today, and then down to Lewistown to see Lacy and Jay and go to a picnic tomorrow.