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I woke up yesterday thinking it would be a simple day: I had to finish an interview paper for my yearbook class, and do a project with a friend for Geometry.

At about 11:00 I had done most of the things I needed to do at home and was preparing for my friend to come over.

I will go a little off track...

The last two Tuesdays I worked at the movie theatre getting “trained in.”

I guess the movie theatre determined I was ready to start working and scheduled me to work on Monday, Presidents Day.

Back to where we started…

At about 11:10 yesterday I got a call from the ******* Cinema. The manager told me I was scheduled for that day and asked me if I knew. No.

He then asked me if I could come in and work today.

I told him that I couldn't, because a friend was coming over and we had to finish project for school. There goes Homer Simpson duh!

My dad asked who it was and I told him it was the movie theatre, he then asked me what they needed, and I told him that I was supposed to work today, but didn't know where the schedule was, and turned down an offer from my manager to come in and work.

I swear I thought my dad either had a heart attack or was just unconscious from surprise.

He told me that turning down work was the thing that I would get fired for.

So then I called back my manager and asked him if it was okay if I got there at 11:30, that would be fine he said.


While my dad drove me to the movie theatre I was thinking that I would be there and, like the last two Tuesdays, would be serving maybe… 10 people every other hour.

Huh, yeah right.

See when I was working before, on a Tuesday, not very many people came in at all, maybe a few old people coming in or some middle aged married people getting away from there kids.

But, yesterday was a holiday.

While I worked, yesterday, there were three main times when people came to see the movies.

And wow did they come.

I worked for a total of six hours -- from 11:30 to 5:30.

When the people came they came about a hundred at a time.

I'll bet I made at least 200 tubs of popcorn, 100 “icees” and about 25 pretzel or nachos.

That may sound easy to a seasoned worker at a movie theatre but let me say this: I didn't know how to do the popcorn or the icees, heck I didn't even know where the pretzels were.

I never really understood why my dad was tired everyday when he got home, I mean: I sleep two hours less then he does, wake up only 30 minutes after he does (at 5:30 :-( ), and get home from school only two hours before he does. And I'm never tired when I get home.

Well, after working for six hours I could hardly keep my eyes open on the way home.

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