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I have a job!

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Janice & Mokey's Man, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. In fact, I just started today! :D

    So, here's the deal:

    *shuffles cards*

    I went to an agency around here called MANPOWER who helps ya look for work if you need it (like me). So they got me a job with a Verizon phone store in a shoppin' center, which got taken over by AllTel, and the big change-over was today.

    For the most part, I'll be sittin' down (YAY!), takin' bill payments. Some people will supposedly be irate, rude, or mean, but I'll just try to sit there and smile and tell myself, "They'll be out of here in a minute", and remember that I'm gettin' paid some nice money to sit there and smile, and they don't get a penny for bein' "icky". Ha!

    Okay, so for a few Byrony things in the day:

    One time this lady asked me to go get the # of the fax machine off the side of the fax machine in the back.

    I looked at the copier.


    And there this was guy from the other company takin' over who was there with some ladies to help set up changes, and I even said to him in the back, "They want me to get the # off the fax machine..", and I go and look at the freakin' copier---and to top it off, I called the copier a printer when I tried to play it all cool and said, "Whoops, I'm lookin' at the printer," (wrong, it's a C-O-P-I-E-R).

    Anyway (nerves and pressure, don'tcha know).

    And then at one point in the afternoon Linda asks me to get a phone book for this female customer, and I do, but this male silly creature stops me and asks me a question, so I go up to the customer service counter and discuss it, then as I walk away, Kay goes, "So Byron, how're things goin'?" and I say, "Fine, everything's cool," and then I turn around to see the female customer laughin', holdin' her arms, and still waitin' for her dang phone book---which I still had! So then I said, "Except that this is hers!", and quickly darted over to give it to her, as all the onlookers laughed at my silliness. :o

    And then I noticed that Emmy and Jackie are in my store!! :eek: "Hello, is this where we pay our muffin bill?" :) No no, nothin' like that---ya see, there are these HUGE signs all around the walls with logos and different things like "long distance", "internet", and "DSL" on 'em, and some human peoples in weird poses, and we have 2 of this one that says "local calls" and has a girl on it---a girl with glasses, long brown hair, leanin' over with her hand on her chest, her head thrust back, CLEARLY in the classic "LOL!" position---and there ya have Emmy and Jackie! :D

    The one near the front of the store in the brighter light is Emmy, and the one that lurks in the darker part of the store by the back door is Jackie. LOL! :D

    Oh yeah, and then when we were almost closed, and no customers were inside, I picked up the phone, used the "page" code I overheard earlier, and said in my cheesiest announcer voice (there ya go Nate, lol), "WELCOME TO ALLTEL!" :D And the women laughed, one came out of the back and said, "That was good!", and another said, "You should do that, like, every hour on the hour!"

    So maybe I just will...lol. Nah, but when somebody I know walks in and they're the only ones in there, I have to do that! LOL!


    I do!


    So, that's it. I'm tired, I'm makin' money, I'm around more PEOPLE now (though it's only females so far, grrrrrrr...no, I love 'em, but I'd like to have a couple of guys to work around with and be---well---"guy-y" with. Right now I kinda awkwardly feel like Anthony on "Designing Women").

    I think I'll go back tomorrow. :)
  2. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Glad to see you've made yourself usefull to society. I hope to do the same myself one day.

    (shoves handfull of Oreos in mouth and goes back to watching Whose Line reruns)
  3. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Congrats on the job! Hope you find it enjoyable as well as profitable.
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Congratulations Byron - nice to know they've let you back out into the community !
  5. Oh yeah, and one more Byrony thing I forgot...

    At another point, I shoved a chocolate chip granola bar into my mouth (oh my God, granoloa---how Janicey! :D ), cause, let's face it---I'm Byron, and have to have edible substances on me 24/7, and just when I was chewin' a big ol' hunk and tryin' to shove the last of the bar in my pocket, the freakin' VICE PRESIDENT of the company comes over and introduces himself to me, and sticks out his hand for me to shake.


    So I quickly SHOVE the rest of the bar in my right pocket as I see him approach, and there he's standin' with his hand prepped for me to shake and I can't get my hand out of my pocket cause it gets stuck in there tryin' to let go of my granola bar after shovin' the last of it down there---not to mention I'm chewin' a big ol' half of it like a cow.

    But, I finally got my hand free, swallowed the big ol' piece in my mouth, and smiled and shook his hand like a "normal person" (or as best I could).

    Eek! I need to leave for work again in about 20 minutes!

    Lord knows what'll happen today...*sigh*...

    May the Mupps be with me! :)
  6. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats on your new job, Byron! Sounds like a great job so far. See if they can order in some of those Muppet cell phone covers. :)
  7. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    LOL!!! Byron! I'm so glad it's working out good for you! It's good to be working with the women because they wanna keep a man around the place! Get it? No competition! LOL!!!

    I can't believe you looked at the copier and then called it a printer!!!!! LOL!!! That is soooo Byrony!!! LOL!!!! I laughed so hard but you know, it was your first day and you were nervous. But they love ya there! I can tell. :) I hope you make lots and lots of money so you can start spending it again!

    Yay Byron!!! (and that poster with me laughing is me watching you, so no slacking off at your job!!! LOL!!)
  8. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    Byron, one quick question about the place you work: don't they have any posters of ANYTHING that looks like me???

  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    And what about me ?!?


    See ya
  10. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Sigh, it certainly has been quite the past 24 hours without Byron hanging around. But he's making money which is good! :D
  11. LOL, thanks, y'all! :D I just wish I could log on and post messages while at work, but, alas...*sigh*

    Cindy, we have no wireless stuff at all, so don't bother drivin' up from Texas just for a Muppet cell phone cover. lol!

    Jackie--LOL!!--yes, I looked at you and Emmy several times today with a smile on muh face! I can't believe you're fryin' yer hide in muh store! ROFL!!!!!!!

    Joggy and BlueFrackle, sorry, I don't think there are any lookalikes here... :( remember, though, this is in America, not some li'l foreign thing. LOL! :p

    And Jackie, you're right, apparently they do love me---and my pages are a hit. Today I sang, "I can hear cleeeeeeeearly now the kiiiids are goooooone!", and "Don't cry for uu--us Kay Burtooooooooooon-------the truth is that AaaaaaaaaaaallTel loves youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!" (I made sure the store was empty of customers first).

    Loretta, this older sexpot who looks like a reindeer, even said, "What is wrong with him?", but in that endearing way, not the scared one, lol. And there was other stuff said, but I won't go into it cause it'll make look like Narcissus---or Nate. LOL! :p

    It still feels weird bein' the only male workin' there right now...I mean, how would you like walkin' around in a store full of 6 or 7 women and you're a male nearin' his prime and you happen to be a Greek god in their midst and you can't help but notice that they all have "that look" in their eyes? :eek:

    Sure, fun at first, but then ya get intimidated...


    You do!


  12. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Hey :mad:
    Luke could only dream of getting that look!
  13. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Yay, Byron got a job! Whoooooooooo!


    (no wait, that's my job)

  14. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    You have no idea how much I want to bash you in the head with everything I can get my hands on.

  15. LOL, yeah, mine would be "YOUR BILL!" (phone bill, that is).

    Oh wait...

    that could be, like, Bill Barretta! Now I'm gonna think of that EVERY TIME someone says "bill" in the store! LOL!!
  16. LOL!!

    Yeah, muh daddy says---and I quote, I'm copyin' and pastin' this from an email he sent me---"I'd rather work with the ladies if they are good looking!!!!!!!!! "

    I know of 2 that are up his alley (fathers and sons know these things, don'tcha know...LOL!)...
  17. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member


    If I had you're job, I'd probably chant "BBB!" quite a bit (even though I do that now)...

  18. Yeah, to some people, I just wanna chant, "LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE!!!"


    Then when they do, I pick up the phone, do the page code, and do somethin' Byrony over the speakers to try and lighten the mood. lol
  19. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    At my job, I mostly want to chant "Move! Move! Move!" because I have to deal with the In The Way People (you want to go somewhere, someone is in your way. Everywhere you go. Always).

    Then there are the people who ask me if we have playing cards. Seven times. Each time they phrase the question differently. Each time I say "yes".

    People can be so stupid when they're on vacation (or people can be so stupid, take your pick)...
  20. Excuse me, but do you have any playing cards? :)

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