Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry

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Absolutely wacky.

That's the best way to describe my day. I was completely out of it both at the start and the end of today. I was running on empty. I have been designated to test an amazing fusion of Cornell Store technology: new register software with old register hardware. For the most part, it's working. There are a few occasional glitches, but the software is running smoothly overall. The good part of this is that I am in the far corner of the little island that contains the five registers. That means I got less business, as my location is farthest from the point where the loine forms.

But that wasn't what made the day truly wacky. We (and the entire campus, I'm told) lost power around 13:15. This had not happened in fifteen years. So nobody really knew what to do. Ultimately, we had to kick all the customers out of the store and wait for a while. So around 13:50 I decide to take a crap, even though I would be doing so in the pitch dark. And lo and behold, while I'm on the stool, the power returns. We weren't able to get the systems back up for a while, so we didn't reopen until 14:20. And then the day plodded along. I was happy to finally be out for the weekend when 17:00 came. Actually, in one interesting incident from today, I ended up talking with a prospective student and his parents about a cappella groups. More selling of the university. Despite the fact that Campus Information and Visitor Relations turned down my employment application, I still do a lot of their work anyway. I knew I could have been useful to them. Their loss, as far as I'm concerned.

We got A Wolf's marching band letter today. Standard stuff. He invoked Psych 101. In my next post, I will use the new policies for the marching band to help prove just how repressive Cornell University really is.

I think that is all for this post.

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