~This litter makes it so hard to resist getting more rats. Oh well....
~I'm going to Tom Bergin's tonight to celebrate! It's the oldest Irish pub in LA, yay!
~Five more days until I'm going to Arizona!
~I have a bug bite on my elbow, it's driving me nuts!
~I just read that the 11th season for South Park won't be released on DVD until August. August! The Imaginationland trilogy is out on dvd right now and that's from season 11. I want my SP dvd!
~Stupid bug bite! The cream I put on it is doing jack. No wait, I'm wrong. It's now making it itch and burn!
~So many people are talking about Twilight, I'm tempted on reading the books now.
~I went clothes shopping yesterday. Got some nice Spring shirts and some new jeans. I need a new pair of sandals...
~My mom has an iPod now and it's frustrating teaching her how to use it, how to download music, how to upload it to the iPod, etc etc etc. She has a pink Nano :P
~I think I'll gnaw my arm off at the elbow, that will take away the itching!
~I wish there was a Zelda movie, that would be kickass! Who could play Link? What game would be best for a movie adaption? I'm thinking either Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princess. OoT would be brilliant as a movie!
~I'm going to be selling and giving away a lot of my crap. I need more room in my bedroom and I need to lighten my load for when I eventually move.
Okay, now for a rant! I hate applying at pet stores! Hate it!
I applied at a few PetCo's and the local PETsMART and some other pet stores. I need a freaking job and I'd work at a pet store if I had to! I hate the idea of working at one though, having to cater to people that might not give a crap about their animals really sucks. I need a job though, so I suck it up and apply.
I had two interviews with PetCo the last week. I gave my breeder friend's name as a reference (the breeder in the link above) to my background with animal care. I mention that I've had experience with all rodents with the exception being chinchillas. I tell them that I also have cats and dogs and I've had fish, birds, and reptiles so I'm comfortable with them as well. Both stores are looking specifically for small animal specialists so I figure I could get the job! I'm qualified to work with rodents...I know the basic care of all rodents and I have advanced knowledge of rats. I don't want to sound self centered, I'm just being honest. "Do you have retail experience?" No but I'm a quick learner. "Oh well we're looking for people to sell products to people."
I can do that. I've talked people out of getting cheap rat food or a cheap tank and had them get more expensive cages. CareFresh and Yesterday's News are much more expensive beddings then pine and ceder (safe too!) and I can talk people into changing their bedding, changing their food, upgrading their rattie houses. "Oh, but you don't have any experience in an actual retail store?"
"We'll let you know."
ARGH! Oh, I don't talk like a know-it-all and I don't toot my own horn, I know better then that! How can I get retail experience if nobody in the retail department hires me! This has happened before. I apply at a pet store, I get rejected. I'd go back there and the person they hire knows nothing about rodents! I'd play the part of a new rat owner.
Me: I'm thinking of getting a rat. What type of cage do you recommend?
Employee: Well, 10 gallon tanks are really good. Cheap and easy to clean.
Me: Oh really? Isn't that a bit too small?
Employee: Oh no. Rats aren't that smart and all they do is sit there.
Me: I see. What about food? Bedding?
Employee: You'll see all these brands of food aimed specifically for rats and mice. I'll let you know a secret, just get guinea pig food. It's all the same. As for bedding, pine is the cheapest available and it smells good.
Me: I read that pine is bad for rats.
Employee: It's a myth
Me: What about toys?
Employee: Rats don't need toys.
Me: Oh, alright. Well thanks!
Ugh! They didn't hire me because I lacked retail experience but hired this guy who knows nothing about rodents? He was hired as small animal specialist! I wonder who they'll hire at these other two stores...
Yeah, I'm bitter.
Okay, time for bed. After I chew my arm off, gotta relieve the itch!