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25 April 2014 @ 03:42 pm
Life blindsides you  
I actually received the check stubs I needed for Obamacare and food stamps :O Now we're hurrying up and finishing everything, because the next paycheck means we'll have to wait forever for my next check stub, since they're always super late.

We woke up today to mail from my grandmother. This completely baffled all of us, since my dad's mother is.... well, lets just say dad is not her favorite kid by a long shot. "Strained relationship" was practically created for us. We rarely hear from her, and when we attempted to move down to Virginia one year, she was a complete beast to us. Grandmother REALLY doesn't like my mother. Many years ago, when my mother gave birth to Angie (my stillborn sister), my grandmother told my mom perhaps it was for the best, since her and my dad won't be together for long. My mother was still in the hospital at the time. (That was 25 years ago and they still are).

So waking up today to a $40 grocery card was....really weird. We sat there for a half hour speculating on why she sent it. She signed the card "mom", and though I knew the card was addressed to "Jeff and Family", it didn't even enter my mind that it was from her. But hey! That's less stress on me. We now have $95 for groceries! Sweet~ I thought perhaps it was a sort of guilty present, since she forgot dad's birthday. But then why address it to "Jeff & Family"? My grandmother is super religious; I half-expect it was sent with religious motivations. (And God said "be nice to your family" or something).

A couple weeks ago, I was working on the line during the lunch rush. After the crowd thinned, this lady whom we had already served came up and handed me an Independent Bank card. She said something like, "You have great customer service skills, and we're very interested in that. When you call, tell them you were referred by me. My name's on the card." I still haven't called, because I have no idea what position I'm applying for, or...anything, really. But I really should. Working at a bank is better than working at Subway, yeah? I meant to call today, but things have been a bit crazy.

I'll call Monday and hope too much time hasn't passed. Can't hurt to try.
Kimberspikespet7 on April 25th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
The longer it takes to call....you should call Monday!

popkin16: ☂ close my eyes just to look at youpopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC)
I'm calling today, wish me luck :P
sgamadisonsgamadison on April 25th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
popkin16: ★ your mouth is like a grenadepopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC)
I am! Wish me luck :D
sgamadison: That's It!sgamadison on April 28th, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
i feel the madness creeping in: SW_droidsaadarshinah on April 25th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad things are working out for you bb. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

But maybe your grandmother is getting sentimental in her old age? Maybe she put the wrong came on the card? Maybe... I don't even know. I tend to be suspicious of my grandparents, but that's just me.
popkin16: ♪ there ain't no easy way outpopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
Thank you bb, I really appreciate your support ♥

I'm very suspicious of her motivation. I don't know if dad called her to thank her either, so I have no idea if my parents even know what prompted this unexpected generosity.
i feel the madness creeping in: text_gravityaadarshinah on April 28th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
I hope you figure it out. It sounds weird.
melaganmelagan on April 25th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
Call, but make sure they know you have a Sept commitment.

If this job gets you off your feet...er, in a legal way - hell, why not.

As for grammy, maybe the face of her own mortally has hit. Or, as you say, maybe it's church guilt. In either case, enjoy!
popkin16: ♦ very similar to the marmotpopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
I'm calling today :D I'm nervous; I'm a terrible phone talker, lol.

I'm definitely going to enjoy the gift card :P
timespirt on April 26th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
You better call Monday or I will jump through the Internet lines and drag you to the phone! LOL

Hell yes, working in a bank is better than working for Subway hon.

Good Luck!


Oh, and as for grammy...she may have gotten word from somewhere or something. Guilt can carry a long way and ultra religious and all she may want to make sure she gets to heaven!

Edited at 2014-04-26 04:11 am (UTC)
popkin16: ☂ by your side i'll make itpopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
LOLLL That's good motivation :P I'm so nervous though; I hate talking on the phone, I get anxious.

Thank you for the good luck wishes, I'm gonna need them! *HUGS*
sgamadisonsgamadison on April 28th, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
If you get nervous on the phone, write out what you want to say--that will help you get off to a confident start!
timespirt on April 29th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Think of yourself being online talking to your friends and you will be fine. "HUGS"
Selenic76: GreenDoorselenic76 on April 26th, 2014 07:55 am (UTC)
Call! Especially if you're not happy were you're currently working. At least then you'll know what is offered, and can decide if it's to your liking. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's something interesting! ^_^ And no matter what happened, never forget the compliment of a happy customer, they're not always easy to come by :)

And yay for extra money, no matter if it was given with suspicious motives. Thinking positively about things, one might say that people get softer with old age, and hopefully she's come to regret being such a beast to your family.
popkin16: ♪ catch me if ever I fallpopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
Thank you for keeping your fingers crossed! I'm going to call today. I get very nervous when talking on the phone with people, so I'm feeling kind of anxious. But we'll see how it goes! I'd love to stop working at Subway even if it means working at a 9 to 5 job.

I'd like to think she sent the gift card for positive reasons, but I've so few positive experiences with her, it's hard to imagine...but for now, I'm going to enjoy the extra help!
pushkin666: TEXT - Englishpushkin666 on April 27th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Call - opportunities like that don't always come along and you should grab it.
popkin16: ★ your mouth is like a grenadepopkin16 on April 28th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice :D I'm definitely going to call today. I hope I don't make a fool of myself; I'm not so good with the phone chatting~