Today has just been awful. I woke up at 6:45am to get ready for my wonderful ‘Best Buy Sales Induction’ – 4 fun filled days (32 hours) of how to sell more shit to the customer. Well, I end up taking my usual half hour to eat and by the time I’m out of the house it’s 8AM. I have to go all the way up to Framingham, MA because there are no local training areas for this shit. My GPS told me I’d be there around 9AM. That kinda sucked but at least I’d be getting there right on time. I find this place where there’s a Geek Squad van in the back and I think that must be the right place but all I see are some orange garage doors. So then I go around to the front of the store which has it’s door partially unlocked. Someone then comes outside and asks me if I’m here for the sales induction, I say yes, and he says it’s around back by some shady side door entrance. I go through there and the office looks like I’m there waiting to book a vacation to the Bahamas or something. There’s no one at the front desk and the time is quickly approaching 9:20. Rather than knock on the door and go in late, I just decide to lie to my supervisor. I tell her that my girlfriends in the hospital and I really have to leave and if we could reschedule this thing. I don’t know why I did it but I was so scared of what the person inside would think of me for coming in 20 minutes late when everyone else was already there that I couldn’t bother to even to go in.
Now, to be fair the lie wasn’t an outright lie. My girlfriend was in the hospital a few weeks ago and her mom texted me last night to let me know that she was in the ER again. I just took that story and made it sound more dramatic so I could be let off the hook with this training stuff.
I don’t know what’s wrong with me man. I care so much about what other people think of me it’s not even funny. I drove back for an hour and a half, paid a toll, put over 100 miles on my car, wasted half a tank of gas all because I couldn’t bear the awkwardness of getting to a place late.
I’ve also been in near accidents all day today. Almost crashed into a BMW getting out of the gas station and almost crashed into a pole early this morning because I wanted to get the hell away from my mom.
Oh yeah, and my girlfriends suffering from depression and I might actually lose my job for this. This days getting better and better…