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Boomer’s Ramblings “The Last Hour”

You know I am sitting here looking at that title and thinking to myself that it would make a great title to some mystery book. That is if someone else hasn’t already used it.

Anyway…..I was thinking to myself the other day (I do that a lot). All of a sudden it hit me. The last hour what a great thing to blog about. No!! I am not talking about that dreaded topic of death. I am talking about the more dreaded last hour of your work day.

If you are anything like me you like to keep busy. I hate standing around having to manufacture something to do during any part of my shift. Usually were I work (WinCo Foods) there is plenty to do. My job mainly consists of “throwing the load”. This means I go in earlier than most the rest of the crew, and start down-stacking pallets of product and sorting them onto different carts.

There are pallets with cold foods such as, chicken, cheeses, sliced meats, whole chubs of meat, etc……. There are also pallets of all the frozen products we sell, and then there are pallets of the dry goods and paper products we use. Some of the carts go directly out front were someone is there to put them onto the shelves. Some of the items must be priced first, while still others go directly onto the deli shelves so the people working in there can sell them to the customers.  The afore-mentioned chubs for instance. The deli workers slice them to be sold.

Getting back to my day. After I am done with the load I will go out front and help them stock or in some cases re-stock the shelves. I may go into the back room where we do the pricing and take care of that. I generally stock the breads we sell. I think you get the picture. With the store I work at being one of the most competitive price wise we are generally busier than most the other stores in town.

Yet there is still that dreaded last hour when everything seems to be in good enough shape. The shelves are fairly full. The products in the back room and freezer are neatly arranged. It appears there is not much else to do and you may have time left in your day. Is it just me? or does it seem a job that you do in the early part of the shift takes twenty minutes, that same job in the last hour takes up ten.

It definitely feels like the clock works against you in that last hour……..unless you are extremely busy, then it seems to go by too fast…….. or is there such a thing? I am guessing only when you are on break or lunch!!

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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