08.30 - Doorbell goes. Postman has eBay package that won't fit in the letterbox. Thankfully, the postman has enough sense to stick the package through a crack in the door and save my dignity!
08.32 - go back to bed
08.42 - Turn TV on, can't sleep
09.45 - Start to go for shower, when phone rings and it's work. General manager want to know if I can come in for 2.30 instead of 4 because he's feeling ill. No problem. Head back towards shower
10.30 - Post-shower - feed dog, feed cat, feed self. Start family ironing to help mother, watching DVDs in the process (Legally Blonde and 2 Weeks Notice)
13.00 - Finish ironing and start to do microwave Weighwatchers meal of Moroccan Chicken with Cous Cous.
13.35 - Start to straighten hair
14.05 - Finish straightening hair and start makeup and contact lenses. Get dressed!
14.31 - dive into work place and blame sodding traffic
14.35 - quick handover with departing general manager, and swap keys with him for locking up.
14.37 - deal with first whining customers wanting a refund. Skillfully persuade them that they don't want a refund, and give free drinks from the bar instead! Strike 1 to Merys!
Everything going smoothly until....
16.20 - Kick out first set of Chav Children for stealing, swearing and bad behaviour. Laugh in their faces as they threaten me. Male staff laugh at me laughing at them.
17.00 - Brown stuff hits the fan as restaurant runs out of chips. Make a mercy dash to Tesco.
18.30 - Clean play area, clean up after small energetic children's birthday party (play on swings when no-one is watching!)
18.45 - deal with second set of whining customers with less success, more free drinks.
somewhere between 19.00 and 22.00 time blurs. I know I ate and cashed up some tills, but that's it.
22.00 - throw last customers out and lock up. Rinse and repeat again tomorrow!