Mouse Gear

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
Trip End Sep 29, 2010

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So I've been at work the past week and it's been daunting but fun. Working tills for the first time has been a bit scary, especially getting used to the American currency. Their dimes (10 cents) are the same size as our 5 pence coins and their nickels (5 cents) are the same size as our 10 pence coins so I'm constantly getting confused. We also have to count back a person's change 'The Disney Way' which involves starting at the amount of money they spent and counting up until we reach the amount of money they gave us. It sounds confusing and it is! But I'm eventually getting used to it and it's helping my maths skills haha. I'm working at Mouse Gear which is the biggest shop in Epcot and the second biggest in all of Disney so there's a lot to learn and remember. I still have no clue where anything is but everyone's been really helpful so far and they don't mind me asking A LOT of questions ha! And the customers are all extremely pleasant and very complimentary about my accent so it's nice to interact with everyone. I even met a girl working in costuming yesterday from Bromborough who lives literally 2 roads down from me back at home so that was surprising!

My July the 4th was actually pretty quiet. I spoke to my parents in the morning and then was in work until 3 am because of Extra Magic Hours (where the parks are open for a few extra hours for resort guests). I spent most of it restocking pins which was... thrilling. But we did go and see the fireworks the day before at Magic Kingdom and they were absolutely incredible. Disney really does go all out. I heard they spent $60,000 on the fireworks alone that night.

I've done all the parks now so on my day off yesterday I went with my roommate to sit by the pool for a few hours. Later in the evening we went to Hooters with our neighbours as we've always wanted to go. The food was amazing and the boys tried their hardest to look all the waitresses directly in the eyes and nowhere else haha! They got 50 chicken wings to share between them but only managed about 10 each before admitting defeat. Poor poor effort.

Today I'm relaxing for a bit and then in a couple of hours I'm going to finally watch Eclipse at the cinema. Then tomorrow it's back to work. I'm mainly on late night shifts which is alright but it means I don't get to go out for dinner as often as I used to (which I guess is a good thing!). On Friday we have to be up at 5am to get our Social Security numbers, fun fun!

But for now, I shall love you and leave you all. For everyone in England, I hear the weather is nice and sunny? At the moment, we're having torrential rain nearly every day, which I happen to get caught in everytime I finish work. So I'm jealous of you all!

Au Revoir x
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Reshmi P on

When you mentioned the girl from Bromborough working there, reminded me of Tom working in Wall Street with a girl down the road from us. It sure is a small small world..which reminds me, 'Have you gone there yet?'
As regards the American small currency, I think it is time they came off the dime and nickel stage, don't you? What is wrong with a simple 5 and 10 cents instead?? Sort of makes me think of guineas, shillings and crown!
Bet you are already used to it though.
Oh, saw you on the online page, Tasha. Quite the star, aren't you? Get the costume out;)
Guess what? I had this dream. That Sonny with a Chance was being filmed there and they wanted an Indian girl for a scene and they found you in Mouse Gear! You know what, it might happen so keep the smile on!

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