Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Coles accepts Wesfarmers' A$21.9bn takeover bid

What will happen now... i guess only time will tell

Monday, July 02, 2007

Crazy Customers!

We had a psycho in my store today, he punched a 16 year old boy in the face, was verbally abusive to all around him, and shoved a very small girl team member to the ground before finally deciding to leave. He was also seen in the parking lot kicking cars.

Now our store is situated in Stud Park shopping center, not 500 meters away from stud park police. YET HALF AN HOUR LATTER THEY STILL HADNT ARIVED. I would hate to think what would have happened in an emergency.

Understandably I had the 16 year old boy’s mother yelling at me, I felt so sorry for them both yet there was nothing I could do. The center security consists of a small old lady with a flash light and an oversized walky-talky. She did nothing!

And all this happened on our new store managers first day, what a lovely welcome. He handled the situation very professionally, making sure the shaken team members could safely return home.

Another moment of movie madness

Am i crazy? you decide.

So once again i have found myself in a moment of move madness, the desired movie of choice: The fountain. It is a saturday night and after been told that my friends 'cant be bothered' going out, i take my entertainment needs into my own hands. I had been told that there was a movie out thats ending baffled even the brightest of advisories 'The Fountain'.

In the beginning i was driven by mere fascination. I arrive at Blockbuster Rowville, to find all five copies have been rented out. I came for a specific movie, and was not tempted by the others lining the walls of the establishment. A normal man would give up here, but not me. I travel to another shopping complex still in Rowville to Video Ezy. To my dismay all there copies have been rented! (i also saw they were renting the secret, i paid 50 bucks for my mother to have a copy and i could have simply hired and burnt it, so this adds to my anger).

I am wounded but not beaten, i then travel to Knox City Blockbuster. I am met with the same taunting image, the plastic little signs everywhere 'Sorry im out'. Like hell your sorry! I return to my car to make the long trip home, there was one more stop but at this point i was not hopeful.

I turn left into highstreet road and park at the Wantirna Blockbuster. I make a b-line for the F section along the wall. And there as if a miracle, one last copy of 'The Fountain'. I quickly snatch it up rejoicing in my triumph, knowing full well this could have easily been disastrous.

Whether the movie was worth it or not was irrelevant, i have achieved something in my life, i have experted more effort than any who came before me and i reap my reward. Am i crazy? Does it matter? I have my movie, and all is right in the world again.

Sometimes effort pays off.

Till next we meet,

My calling

I believe everyone has a purpose in life, a calling if you will. I do not believe this is predefined, but rather built by the decisions and choices each one of us makes throughout our life that ultimately defines who we are. I have found my calling, looking back i can see my whole life has been leading to this one moment. Not everyone knows what they wish to become and some never find it, so i consider myself very lucky. I have found my destiny!

I am to join the noble ranks of men in the immortal quest that is, the search for the super parma. My resources are slim so my quest, at the moment, is contained to the boundaries of the Melbourne area. Countless have tried and failed, they were week. Where they have failed i shall succeed, and upon their backs i shall raise victorious.

Many believe it is simply a fable told to children, but i know better, it is out there , waiting for me. And so my long and arduous quest begins. My mind and body will pine as one for that i seek, and until this overpowering desire is fulfilled i shall never be complete.

Unknowingly i have been training for this moment, my mother feeding me nothing but chicken for 19 years has giving me an unnatural ability to identify the perfect blend of poultry, cheese and sauce. And now the time has come for me to unleash this power onto the world.

The quest has begun.

Till next we meet,