Suddenly, spring

Suddenly, one day
I look up
and find a green haze
over the tree limbs,
where all was brown and grey before,
I notice buds swelling
on what were bare twigs.
One day I feel
a warm softness in the air.
still a touch of chill
but gentler, with less bite.
I see delicate, winged things
swarming with new life.
I hear the birds singing
with longer days,
song exuberant, full of life,
singing of things to come.
I notice a smell, full and earthy,
the smell of green and growing things.
Time to stir up the earth
and plant seeds full of hope.
Yellow daffodills are showing their faces
with the warmth of the afternoon sun.
Spring snuck up on me,
Suddenly, one day.

I am tired

I am tired of where I work.
I am tired of epidemic stupidity and ignorance, the overnight managers claim they don’t have time to teach the new hires how to read the shelf tags…..I’m sorry, they don’t have time NOT to teach them.
I am tired of people who don’t know how to stock the shelves correctly.
I am tired of children young people that have never been taught how to use the stuff between their ears to figure things out. If you’re old enough to hold a job, you should be old enough for deductive reasoning.

i am tired of people who don’t care enough to do their job right even if they know how.
I am tired of sorry people. People who decide they don’t want something, no matter what it is, and throw it on the nearest shelf. I have taken countless dollars worth of stuff to claims because it was thrown on a shelf and got warm and spoiled.
I am sick and tired of screaming children. If the baby is colicky, get someone else to look after it while you go to the grocery store. If your child is prone to meltdowns, don’t take them to the store. If you can’t control your child, don’t come in my store at any time.
I am tired of sorry parents. If all you can do to your child is scream and cuss at them, don’t ever expect any better than that back from them.
I am tired of the parents that, when their child trashes the toys section, just turn their head and walk away. Really??? Does the kid get to do that at home?? Really???
I am tired of the thieves. Do you really think we didn’t see you eating those chicken wings from the deli and throwing the bag of bones behind things on aisle 20? Or see your kid opening that bag of gummy bears and dropping them all over half of the store? You DO know that is stealing, right?
I am really tired of the people who come in and steal half the makeup in the store for a crime ring that sells them at the beauty college or Traders Village below our cost because they didn’t pay anything for them. They will come in and clean out $1500 of makeup in 30 seconds and then come back for more. And they’re just clever enough to not get caught until they have taken several tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise from multiple stores. And when that ring is busted, another slides into it’s place.
I am tired of working for a company whose only concern for me is how to get maximum productivity for minimum money. If they thought they could get rid of me easily, they would, and then hire two people for what they’re paying me.
I am tired of working for a company whose greed and need for ever more profit has robbed it of any shred of human decency that is not required of it by law, and is ever working to find ways around the law.
I am sick and tired of being a wage slave. If I quit and go somewhere else, I lose half my pay, all my vacation and likely health insurance for a while despite what the president has said.

I am so tired.