Hello all my friends around the world I am most greatful for this day and the evening too as today was like no other in my life and to share it with you all may help me make sense of the event.
I am sure those who have read my blog before know I am a volunteer at an op-shop or recycle shop as some call them.....anyway I am now a part time manager and work full time when the manager is on holidays as she is at the moment.
So for the past three weeks I have been there every day, six days a week and I love every moment of it.
Today however was different.......don't get me wrong it started the same as all the other days have getting ready to open the shop. Then I served some lovely people chatted with a nice lady from New Zealand and sold a few things.
The volunteer helper and I enjoyed a lunch together of fruit and a cup of tea and a good chat as well.........................THEN our world changed.
The phone rang and head office was on the phone asking me had I had any threatening phone calls or verbal abuse this day I said no why they then told me to get the volunteer to bring our outside display in and ask anyone inside the shop to please leave, I was asking all the time what is going on as I gave the lady with me the instructions on what to do.
Then I was told to ask the volunteer to quickly leave the shop and I could phone her later and I was to lock the back area and the front door............now I was getting worried but I knew the lady who was giving me the instructions so did as I was told and then she told me the police were on their way to have a chat with me................as head office had received a very threatening bomb threat against our shop and the person on the phone threatened the staff here also, they were going to throw a bomb through the front windows.
I was so angry at hearing this and told the staff at head office about the person who did a little yelling the day before because they felt the clothes were too costly.......... she said yes she knew as they then rang head office and complained about the costings and were very nasty yesterday too.
anyway I gave a description of the person and any other information I could to the police and they then waited for me to grab my keys turn off the lights and lock up and they escorted me to my car and I was told to go home.
It was not until I got home that I understood the dangerous situation I was in and that it was a shock to think that someone who had a silly argument about the cost of a second hand item could then tell you they were going to put you, your dear helpers and the shop in danger.
I have to go back there tomorrow and open the shop again and I am not looking forward to what I may have to deal with when I get there. But I will not let it stop helping those who nead our help
Thanks for letting me share this with you all I know there are these kind of people out there but it is not until it affects you personally that you understand the content of the threat.
I feel better now I have shared this day with you all and lets hope that I am able to share many! many more days with you all my friends and that nothing does happen.
The full time manager and my friend when she gets back will have to make me lots of cups of coffees to make up for all this drama I am involved in by taking her place at the shop while she is having a nice holiday! lol lol lol lol!!!!
sad to say BUT! this is and was my Tuesday.