Like a lot of other jobs we complain about stupid stuff. But unlike a lot of other jobs we sometimes get the honor to say this:
Wow. Yesterday I started work before I went to work.
Didn't have anything for breakfast at home, so I decided to go to McDonald's on the way. I left my house early. Whe I got there, there were no other cars in line and only 1 little old man sitting at a table that I could see through the windows. I pulled up, ordered, and continued to the first window.
When I got there, the cashier girl took my money in a jerky fashion and closed the window. She seemed kind of slow mentally, but I didn't think anything of it cuz I know they hire "challenged" individuals and I didn't want to stare. As I was observing out of the corner of my eye, she seemed to become confused at the cash register. She stood staring for maybe 20 sec. Then, I leaned out of my window to ask if I had given her the wrong amount (b/c I still didn't want to ask if she was normally this way in case it embarassed her.) When I did, she turned and looked at me through the glass in a most peculiar fashion...
Then she began to shake, slowly at first, and then she violently rammed herself belly first into the register and began to fall. Well, I was screaming at this point, and as she fell I saw her manager come and see what was happening. So I burned major tire getting up to the door, threw it park and ran inside without closing my door.
Not all of the employees knew what had happened yet, so they all just saw some strange woman in scrubs come barging in the door and run through their cooking area to the back window. The girl was on the floor with her eyes open and her manager was beside her. As I ran, I grabbed the softest things I could find, which were the cook coats and a saints jacket and quickly stuffed them all around/under her and kicked everything else out of the way. I propped her slightly to the side and raised her legs up on some fry boxes. In the midst of this I had yelled at one fry girl to call 911, and amazingly, she did so right away. Also asked if they had an AED just in case. Nope. Oh well. Told them I was a nurse, and the manager told them to lock the store and posted someone to watch for the EMS.
The girl was nauseated, dizzy, and pale. And her hands had tremors, but otherwise she was just frightened. I asked if she was diabetic or had a history of seizures. Negative. Pregnant-yes.
Got off the phone and sat down with the girl and held her hand, comforted, calmed, etc. Asked her if I could call someone for her. She said yes. So I took her cell phone and dialed "mom." Told her mom that she had gotten dizzy and weak and that we were sending her to the hospital to get checked out. Had the other guy who was standing there go grab all of her things, purse, phone, wallet, etc. As I took off her hat and headset gear, the EMS guys arrived. I gave a quick report and got a free breakfast from the manager!
Whatta morning! I went to work afterwards and then noticed that I had grease all over the knees of my pants where I had slid down beside the girl. Whew!