I guess I need to get something up here. I've been in a daze most of the day, and I'm not enjoying it. I feel like my brain is completely shut off, and it's not doing me any favors when I'm trying to get reading and projects done... not to mention study for my first quiz in the IT class.
Today has also been a bit of a mess in terms of work and deliveries. Work is a little simpler to explain, so let's start there. We have two displays that are supposed to cycle through videos (really, animated PowerPoint slides, but either way). They haven't worked since at least March, but it's probably been longer, maybe even since December when my predecessor left. It's been one of my ongoing tasks to try to figure out how to make it work. Well, I was finally given the information of someone in another department who might be able to help, only for him to say that he hasn't had anything to do with it in forever. But while I was out there trying to fiddle with it, Lynn from Demography came out to see what was going on and realized that her
department's display was down also. She rushed back into her office and came out with a familiar keyboard and mouse combo. I remembered that I had seen that same combo in our office, only no one knew what to do with it, so I had moved it to the stack for surplus. Thankfully, no one had taken it yet, so I could retrieve it from the storage room, sync them back up to the display on our floor, upload the video, and be done.
Going downstairs to work on the other display was a bit more challenging: someone had unplugged both parts of it. Originally one of the custodians tried to help me balance on an empty desk chair to try to plug it in, but since I couldn't reach, I went and got a stepladder to better reach. Now, this is where it gets funny because one of my old friends from the library days, Kenny from Facilities, was walking by Bellamy and saw me on the stepladder. I got scolded a bit for doing that without calling Facilities to do it first, but he also got up on my stepladder, connected the display, and helped me get everything back up and running.
The rest of the work weirdness comes up to finding yet more things that all my training classes did not cover. Again.
But as far as packages... Oh, now there's where it gets weird as fuck. I got a notification that I had a package available for pickup at the post office. Which... weird. But I'm getting off my morning part of the day, so why not go try to find out what's up? I go to the post office, and I'm told that "available for pickup" is code for "it was put on the wrong delivery truck and will be delivered another time". When I get back home, my box springs/foundation is already here. The deep pocket sheets are supposed to be delivered later in the day, and sure enough, a few hours later, after struggling and getting the foundation inside, I get a notification that the package with the sheets has been delivered to the mailbox... only it's not in the mailbox and there is no parcel locker key. The only open parcel locker is #4, and it's empty. This is important.
So I got to spend the next while trying to get a person at the post office to answer so I can try to find out if maybe they put the key in the wrong mailbox. I even go back out a few more times to just see if maybe it was reported delivered before it was dropped off, but no joy. So in the late afternoon, I decide I'm going to go back
to the post office to see if I can get a person to help me. But for whatever reason, I go back by the mailbox one last time. Still no key, but parcel lockers #2 and #5 are now also open. Locker 2 is empty, but there, in the unlocked and sitting open Locker 5, is my package.
In other words, the parcel locker key was put in someone else's mailbox. They opened it, saw it wasn't for them, and left it in the unlocked locker. I guess... at least they didn't keep it?
And no, my "available for pickup" item was not delivered either.
At least my mattress is coming by FedEx?
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