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Uhhh I’ve been really bad about writing my recaps… But my family was in town, so I’m gonna use that as an excuse. And they rode my safari! Which was a lot of fun for me. Anyway. I had an 8 hour shift today and somehow had the same truck all day? I’ve never had that happen and I’m pretty sure it’s hard to make that happen since we have 44 trucks. It was also a wheelchair truck, so I had to dock at the wheelchair dock all day and I hate parking there so much because it’s a pain and makes terrible noises with the tires.

My safaris were pretty decent. One group clapped when they got off, not sure if they were happy to be leaving or if they liked my safari so much… Who knows! We’ll go with them liking my safari. I also spent a bit of time at greeter today and it was the first time that I’ve been there when it’s busy, so that was an adventure, but it wasn’t bad. Umm yeah, I think that’s about it.

So much happened today! I worked from 7:15-6:45 so it was kind of long, but not bad. I got show observed for the first time (it’s supposed to happen at least once a month to make sure you’re consistent with what they expect the safari story to be, basically) and it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. One of my show observers was the one I was terrified to have on my truck because I’ve heard she’s super mean, but she was impressed that I’d only been working at safaris for two months for how well I was doing, so that was awesome.

I also had a guest give me a homemade “magical moment” card because they loved my safari, which was probably the highlight of my day. It really makes my day when guests tell me they learned a lot or they had a great time, it makes me feel like I’m doing a good job. Overall, a pretty excellent day and not a bad way to spend 12 hours :)

Aladdin and I tried making monkey faces, but I don’t think everyone else caught on. Aladdin also said that I almost matched him (I tried explaining I matched Daisy, but he wasn’t having it), but the yellow/orange legs were kind of out of place. I said maybe if he had a bad tan, his legs would look that color and he really didn’t like that possibility. 
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Aladdin and I tried making monkey faces, but I don’t think everyone else caught on. Aladdin also said that I almost matched him (I tried explaining I matched Daisy, but he wasn’t having it), but the yellow/orange legs were kind of out of place. I said maybe if he had a bad tan, his legs would look that color and he really didn’t like that possibility. 
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Aladdin and I tried making monkey faces, but I don’t think everyone else caught on. Aladdin also said that I almost matched him (I tried explaining I matched Daisy, but he wasn’t having it), but the yellow/orange legs were kind of out of place. I said maybe if he had a bad tan, his legs would look that color and he really didn’t like that possibility. 

Was kind of a hot mess today. I got a call from deployment way before I was supposed to even be up and it gave me a mini heart attack because I thought I slept through my shift. They were just asking if I could come in early. I said I couldn’t and of course immediately felt guilty. Oh well. Finally got to work and did three rounds for the first bit of my shift. I thought I was going to pee my pants by the time I got off of my truck and my time at unload was prolonged because three parties wanted to take pictures with me. Although that was a lot of fun, I was very happy to get off my truck.

The second time I got on a truck, it was raining so so badly. I had an empty round, which I was really grateful for because I could barely see the ride path, let alone find animals. By the time I did my second round, it had stopped raining as hard thankfully. Then I got bumped for my break and completely forgot to sign in to pick it up, which made me feel really stupid because I sort of/kind of/not really got yelled at for.

Finally I got to go to merge and that was kind of boring because it was the last part of the day and no one was there. I had to close the fastpass podium, which I hadn’t done before, so I was not familiar with what to do. My manager was making fun of me because I kept having to run back to the office to get things I forgot. Then when everyone was clocking out, I got assigned a truck because the computer got confused and it took me a while to clock out. Overall, I was very excited when I got to go home.

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