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darkhavens
02 December 2005 @ 11:44 pm
Dear Asshats...
...Thank you so much for throwing that smoke bomb into the shop. No, really. Working retail on Friday nights with all those kids and drunks is just so boring. Having the store fill with smelly, scary smoke while I'm all by myself - because the other guy's on his break out back - really gave my evening that extra buzz. And the running around opening doors and frantically waving huge sheets of cardboard to get rid of the damn smoke was great cardiovascular exercise. I'm not too sure about the effect the smoke had on my lungs though, but hey, swings and roundabouts, right?

Ta, everso,

Me
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Ame: Frisbee by lit_galamejisuto on December 2nd, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
OMG! Are you okay? Your lungs and everything? I'm so sorry luv! That's just awful! ~HUGGLES~
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
*snuggles in*

It was more freaky than scary. I was alone behind the till, saw something tossed into the shop from the corner of my eye and with the smoke I figured it was someone's cigarette butt. And then I leaned over the counter and saw the billows of white coming from a small foil bomb shape and realised it wasn't. I dropped a box over it but by that time it had done its thing. Thankfully the smoke alarms didn't go off. That would have been fun.

The wierd thing is the smoke was almost mentholated. It wasn't a particularly bad smell just persistent and lingering. My lungs seem okay, I just coughed for a few minutes more from the 'OMG!Smoke! reaction more than anything. *g*
who said what now? - amejisuto on December 3rd, 2005 12:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 12:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - amejisuto on December 3rd, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 12:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Esmerelda: bisclaveret alleyesmerelda_t on December 2nd, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Jesus, that's awful, this is exactly why I hate people, aresholes that 98% of them are.

Do you have CCTV? Maybe the police can use it?
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
Yes, we have CCTV - digital now too, so it should be nice and clear, so long as they came close enough to the door to actually see the asshat(s).

I called the police and they're going to drop in sometime tomorrow to pick up the remains of the bomb and a copy of the CCTV. We have street cameras too but from what I've heard there's never any damn tape in the things. 'The council can't afford it.' *rolls eyes*

Retail is such fun. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
everxxaftereverxxafter on December 3rd, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
oh honey *hugs hard and makes you vodoo dolls*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. *hugs*

Now I just need to remember where I put those nice long pins... *g*
as evil and cunning as lettuce: Faithgingerpig on December 3rd, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
grrr

*hugs you and hands you a large one*

Get's out the shotgun, anyone got bail money?
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Thankee!
*chugs the large one*
*mortgages the pickled kidney*
I got the bail money right here. ;)
*smooch*
tabaquitabaqui on December 3rd, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
*snuggles you*

Sheesh. What a pain. Glad you're okay!
*smooch*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
*snuggles*

Thankee darlin'. Life is never dull, eh? *g*
Bookworm_jen: Willow fannishnej on December 3rd, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Blah! Glad you're OK and that it wasn't anything more serious, but a smoke bomb is more than bad enough. I hope they catch and throw the book at those kids.
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
I hope they do too, but they probably wont. They just keep smacking them on the wrist and kicking them back out onto the streets to cause more havoc. Joy.
sunnyd_litesunnyd_lite on December 3rd, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
*hugs* See we all knew you were smokin'!
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
Hee! Thankee! *smooch*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: cn; aslan [me]literati on December 3rd, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
::snuggles and clean air vibes::

I think it's better you were alone and not with someone like, ooh, say Alan? Can you imagine him added to the mix?

::sends Aslan to comfort you::
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you darlin'. He was the one out back having his break. If he'd been behind the till he would have panicked and made everything so much worse. ;)

*snuggles up to Aslan*
wolfmamawolfmama on December 3rd, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
OMFG..DH.

I'da run em down and pinned their ears back and walloped their asses for good measure..Where's a good peach tree switch when ya need it, huh?

Hope you're okay, mmmwwwuuuuaaahhhh, kisses to make it better:)
darkhavens: crossed legs [me]darkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
Hee! Indeed. But there are all those cameras recording every movement, and, more than likely, the only one sitting in a cell at the end of the day would be me. *g*.
PL: hug drawingponders_life on December 3rd, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
I hope you're all right! And if you develop a mysterious cough next week, get it checked out, 'K?

::hug::
darkhavens: hug [me]darkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
I promise. I had asthma for almost 20 years so I know how much fun problematic lungs aren't. One whistling wheeze and I'm away to the doc. ;)

*hugs*

Thanks, darlin'.
VF: Wesley gun (october_fay)vampirefever on December 3rd, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
It's alright, I've sent Wesley after them with his gun. They've got no chance :-)

*hugs you tight*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! *hugs*
eatenbyweasels: holiday sailorseatenbyweasels on December 3rd, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a crapper! Are you okay?
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 3rd, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Yes, on both counts. *g*
I'm still kinda befuddled about not freaking out more. I was more worried about preventing it from setting off the smoke alarms than what it might do to me. *rolls eyes*
I've been working retail too long.
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on December 3rd, 2005 09:27 am (UTC)
WTF?! They...they what?!

*Doesn't know whehter to laugh at post or be pissed for you...*
Princess S: sithdragn:SGAGeekprincess_s on December 3rd, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hope you're ok!!

*gets shotgun and hunts asshats*
Lostgirllostgirlslair on December 4th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh, God! I hopw you're okay, sweetie! ::snuggles you::