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Scott Francis Baker


September 26th, 2003

tengo un mono en mis pantalones! @ 01:45 pm

Regularly (every Friday?) my company volunteers to help serve lunch at the "Canby Adult Center." Basically it's a social club for the elderly around town. Basically we hand out milk or water if they want it and then serve whatever meal they've cooked.

Therein lies the problem however. First off, there are two different sizes of milk: large and small. The large milk is probably 6 ounces and the small is maybe 4 ounces. Either way they are both really small in my mind. God forbid you accidentally try and serve a large milk to someone who wanted a small milk. God lord! They will defintely let you know that they did not want that large milk! Today I had one guy ask for water, and the woman next to him asked for milk. I grabbed one of each but when I set them down I set them down backwards and wow, did that lady ever freak out. Rather than simply switching who the respective drinks were in front of, she freaked out. "I didn't order that, I wanted milk!!!" *sigh*

Then there are the "diabetics" and the "low-cholesterols" who get different meals. Today I was in charge of passing out cookies and I accidentally sat a cookie in front of a diabetic because I didn't see her little sign. "I already have mine thank you very much!!!" She says while thrusting the bag of cookies I set in front of her back at me. I wish you could have seen the force I used to type those words, it was quite representative of the tone of voice that woman used.

I'm just a damn volunteer trying to be nice and help out, but damn those people are picky. It's like they spent the last 70 years of their lives building up all this hatred only to let it out on the poor lunch serving volunteer. Dag y0!
 
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From:davidfrey
Date:September 26th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
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Where's the joy in your life Scott?
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From:muerte
Date:September 26th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Certainly not at the damn adult center!!!
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From:ferrell
Date:September 26th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Next time you volunteer, bring milk/water/cookies with one hand, hold a bat in the other. See if those fuckers complain then, eh?
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From:muerte
Date:September 26th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm thinking tazer... that would probably just kick start their hearts.
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From:angel_eyes9701
Date:September 26th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Old people are very stubborn and bitchy. Think of it this way though...you can no longer care for yourself, someome else prepares your food and does pretty much everything for you, short of wiping their ass, although some do require that staff. I'd say they have a right to be angry and coldhearted. The only reason I stand in their defense is because I work for ORMS and MRDD. I am the staff that takes care of them, I survive from their misfortune. It's a tough world for everyone....including those who don't have to do anything.

Sometimes doing nothing all the time, is worse then doing everything at once. Think about it =) Don't worry Im not mad or anything so don't get your camo in a bunch. Just proving the other sides point.
From:lady81
Date:September 26th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
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i used to work at an old folks home (yeah yeah, thats un pc, but whatever) and they'd be pissed if you gave them the wrong salad, or a few even ripped me a new one for serving them from the wrong side. this wasn't the fucking hilton, it was some shady pines place where kids drop off ma and pa and don't look back.
you'd think they'd at least be grateful that they're able to eat. and be served.
luckily i quit my job before i told anyone to shut it and go get their own food if they are able bodied enough to bitch.
/rant
:)

Scott Francis Baker