Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Drama in Aisle Five

Rachel works at the newest grocery store in town and in a town of around 3,000 people the newer grocery store is where everybody applies for a job. Rachel was one of the first ones hired and is only one of two of the original people that is still there after a year. I am sure that she is not perfect (see the posts from a few weeks ago to understand what I mean), but she does know what she is doing and she has been told that she does a pretty good job.

Well a few weeks ago, they hired two sisters who are in their twenties who evidently have nothing better to do than be hateful to people and cause drama. I have lived through drama - years and years of drama - so I prefer to try to live drama free and I want to raise my children to be the same way. I just don't understand why some people have to have something tragic going on in their lives all the time. These two sisters are those kind of people. If there isn't some big crisis going on in their lives then they will make something up or start trouble with somebody else. I have heard that they had a pretty rough childhood and were raised by meth addicts who literally locked the kids in a dog pen in the backyard so they could have drug parties. I know that that's a rough childhood, but when does a rough childhood stop being an excuse for being a total bitch. I had a rough childhood ... hell I had a rough teenagehood and part of my adulthood hasn't been too peachy either ... but I don't go around pushing down old ladies or kicking kittens just because I had it rough in the past.

Rachel told us last night that "the sisters" informed her that when Rachel's friend, Amy, starts working at the store on Thursday then they are going to pick on her until she quits. They don't even know this girl and when Rachel asked them why they were going to do that, one of the sisters said, "Well ... we have to pick on somebody". WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? NO YOU DON'T !!! WHY WOULD A GROWN PERSON HAVE TO PICK ON A TEENAGER JUST TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO?

I am trying my hardest to stay out of it and we told Rachel to try to stay out of it as much as possible, because she really can't risk losing this job or she won't be able to pay for her car and we sure can't pay for it either. However, I want my children to stand up for what's right and the way that they are planning on treating Amy is NOT right. I just don't understand why people feel the need to be evil for no reason.


  1. A line in the sand should be drawn. You (as the responsible adult) could call Amy's mother....let the sisters deal with a boss who has had to deal with an angry Mom? Just thinking...what a mess. I work with one of these Incredibitches myself.

  2. Wow, that pisses me off and I don't even know these people.

  3. Unfortunately I can't call Amy's mother, as Amy has been kicked out of her house ... which is one of the many reasons why this poor girl doesn't need anything else to stress about right now.

  4. Is it possible that the sisters are just blowing smoke up Rachel's ass to get Rachel all worked up?

    Do you know the manager of the store well enough to maybe give the heads' up that trouble's brewing? Or is Rachel comfortable enough with her boss to do so?

    I hate drama. I go to great lengths to avoid it, but sometimes you've gotta step in and kick some ass (as you very well know). Good luck to Rachel in dealing with this.

  5. Rachel did go to her boss and tell him what was going on. I don't believe for a second that "the sisters" are just joking around. They act like this all the time.

  6. So glad that you are raising your kids to do the right thing. Bullying is no laughing matter. It is tragic and even more so when grown "adults" take part.