Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Adventures of a Custodian-in-Training
Today was my first ever day of on the job training- woot woot. It really wasn't too bad, besides the fact that I had to wake up at 2:30 in the morning and got stuck with a crazy lady from Oklahoma as my trainer. We started our journey with a quest- to find a vacuum cleaner. After journeying through all of Future World, we finally found one in Spaceship Earth (that's the sphere at Epcot if you don't know). After our long, arduous search was over, we vacuumed the Character Spot and emptied the garbage. What was our next big adventure, you ask? Sitting. In the break room- for an HOUR AND A HALF. Don't ask me why, because I simply don't know. She was talking about semi-important stuff for about twenty minutes though. But hey, it is okay, because I got a little nap in on the job! Oy. Now, if you're waiting for a climax... it's not coming. Our trainer occupied the rest of the day with walking around the park. Don't get me wrong, it was fun and interesting, but I still have no idea what I'm supposed to do with myself after training is over. Yeah, she showed us all the areas that need to be cleaned, but she neglected to show us how. It's going to be pretty interesting for a while! Oh yeah, she also decided to give us Science lessons all day. For example, today I learned about the various types of clown fish, what sea horses look like when they mate, that Florida is like a crumbling sponge underneath and someday the entire state (she used the word 'continent') is going to fall into the sea, and that the little river thing in Future World is a natural spring, and if you step into it to collect all the money out of it, the quicksand will suck you in until there is a bottom. However, according to her, there probably is no bottom. Now you know!!! That really was the extent of my eight hour work shift. It was so fun. Woohoo. I hear from other people that training always sucks, though, and that I'll have more fun when I am on my own. Hopefully it's true! Right now I am completely lost. By the way, I miss you all SO MUCH!!! Anytime I see something cool, I am always wishing that you guys were there to see it with me. Today I actually got more homesick than I think I ever have. But don't worry, I'll get over it and have fun, I promise! I'm sure it will all be worth it come Thursday, when I can finally see the Magic Kingdom! I really do love and miss you all!!!