Quarantine Diaries: Day 58

Tuesday May 26th 2020 

Coronavirus Cases: 5, 678, 242 

Deaths: 351, 638 

Recovered: 2, 426, 386 

*Disclaimer: I realize all of this is first world problems but this is my diary so let me vent. * 

My mom wanted me to order chicken fingers, so I ordered through the Zaxby’s app. The app glitched out and kept denying my order request, so I clicked “retry”. It kept failing. Finally, it went through. All good and well until my mother got into the long line and was told that no such order was placed. Still, my card had already been charged and I had a confirmation email. I then checked to make sure it was the right location. Indeed, it was. I checked my bank account and my card was charged not once, not twice, but 7 times for some chicken tenders! $16 each time so around $112! That’s so many chicken fingers! Apparently, the manager called corporate and the app was glitching statewide. My mom still had to pay out of her pocket so they better refund all of it. Now I sound like that lady who got mad at me with her card not going through when we first switched registers, but it’s annoying for all parties involved. Sometimes I hate technology. I was just praising these fast food apps days ago, and claiming Subway had the worst one because the customization never came out right. I guess Zaxby’s is now the worst one. Best is hands down Chick-Fil-A. They’ve got it down to a tee. Next Is Dominoes and Jimmy Johns. They’re pretty good too.  

I was going to go for a haircut, but the wait was still an hour at all times. One Great Clips in Missouri actually broke out with COVID cases after their reopening. I just want to shave my head at this point because my hair is greasy and oddly heavy. I went to the park with my friends. They were eating Chipotle. Barf. If I’m going to eat fake Mexican food, I will go with Taco Bell. At least the diarrhea is swift and painless. I caught up with a bunch of shows, but I’m going to work again tomorrow. I’m still really pissed about the Zaxby’s situation. I may never eat chicken fingers again. To top it all off, my dad made me do tech support to install yet another Wi-Fi extender that came in the mail because the company sent us the wrong version the first one. At least they sent us the newest one for free. Some companies care…about their reputation that is. Not about the customer. I read that only the ruthless and sociopathic CEO’s become successful because it takes a level of dehumanization to climb to the top of the business pyramid. Because of that, I want to be a writer. Instead of being mean to humans, they’re mean to fictional characters and that can’t hurt anyone except dedicated fans.  

Today’s Entertainment: 

TV – Rick and Morty, Vida, Stargirl, and The Durrells in Corfu 

Quarantine Diaries: Day 57

Sunday May 24th 2020 

Coronavirus Cases: 5, 497, 443 

Deaths: 346, 669 

Recovered: 2, 301, 957 

I walked a bit today, watched a movie, and then got to work. A storm came over the store for less than an hour before the sun took back over. Our tent almost flew away. Today, that one coworker who was mad at my laying down the law started. She was pretty good. Always good with customers. Nothing really interesting happened except this one guy tried parking at our window which is a walk up. I told him to park. He grumbled a bit while his dog jumped out onto the pavement. The dog was on a leash, but the man closed the door on his dog hitting her in the head. He then slowly pulled forward, not in a parking space might I add, and dragged his poor dog whose leash was stuck in the door with him from the outside of the car. Basically, that medieval torture where a horse dragged you. Poor dog. We gave her a little milk bone after she bit her owner’s hand. She must’ve been begging us for help.  

There were these three rich kids that parked in the handicap space and just ate their custard there. I know they were rich because the guy had an Apple Credit Card probably card an iCard or something stupid like that. My coworker says you have to apply for it and she didn’t apply even though her parents are somewhat well off. They just bought a house in this fancy estate or something. I don’t know I stop listening when people tell me directions. Do I look like a topographer? 

Today’s Entertainment:  

Film – The Lovebirds (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play a hot interracial couple who break up before falling into an active crime investigation. Normally I don’t care about crime movies, but it was a comedy and these actor/writers have proven themselves in my eyes) 

TV – The Durrells in Corfu (So now there’s teenage pregnancy? It wouldn’t be a family sitcom without one) 

Quarantine Diaries: Day 51

Sunday May 17th 2020 

Coronavirus Cases: 4, 799, 266 

Deaths: 316, 519 

Recovered: 1, 856, 566 

I was in line for 30 minutes for some chicken wings. I would have gotten out, but I had already ordered online. I’ve been where those workers are. I was again today. We had a nonstop rush for 8 hours. I was running custard continuously. Made like $50 in tips.  

Nothing interesting happened. There was this hot teacher customer who one of my coworkers know, but she thinks he’s creepy because he allows the teens to flirt with them. When you’re as good-looking as this guy is, I’m sure he gets away with a lot. Apparently, he has a wife and kids, so I’m not going to guess about his goings on. He was nice, though.  

We got this Wi-Fi-extender thing that my dad made me buy because he wants the best internet for his church Zoom meetings. Apparently, the servers were down this morning. I’m like the IT person in this house. That and a personal clown for Lucas, because he was laughing at me all morning.  

Todays’ Entertainment: 

TV – The Durrells in Corfu (a show about a British family in the Greek isles during the 1930’s. Didn’t think I’d find something like that interesting, but it’s actually really funny and heartwarming)