There is a question that I have been asked a lot in the past 2 and a half years.
That question is,
“How did you and Erich meet and start dating?”
Every time I am asked this, I can’t help but laugh. It’s a very interesting story.
In 2011 I got a job as an over night cashier at Wal-mart (the reason I hate retail now), after a few months of working there, Erich got a job as a day time employee, eventually getting the daytime customer service manager position.. I didn’t officially meet meet him until a few months later….
For months I had been working my rear end off to be considered for the graveyard Customer service manager position that was open. When I say worked I mean I worked hard, I stayed over time often (do you know how awful it is to work over time when you already work grave yard?!), I was always willing to learn anything about any department, was never late, I did everything to prove that I was right for this position. After taking the Manager test and passing it, I was under the influence by some assistant managers that I was more than likely going to get this job. I was even in training for it already… Well come to find out, someone else came in and stole it from me. This is how I met Erich!
They ended up giving him this position over me. I was beyond pissed. I had worked so hard and on grave yard! I had also been there 4 months longer than he was so I absolutely could not understand how he could of been a better candidate for this position than I was.
About a month later Erich officially moved to the grave yard shift as my boss. Even though I didn’t know him, I hated him. He took my position!
Needless to say, Erich and I did not get a long. I had no respect for him, I didn’t talk to him nicely, I even made fun of the way his name was spelled (yeah I know, I was pretty harsh). I just could not stand the fact that someone who had only been working there for a few months and not even on my shift, being my boss.
Anyways, after about a month or two of me constantly arguing with him, one night, he pulled me off my register and told me that I needed to stop being a bitch to him and that he was my boss and I had to treat him like one yadda yadda yadda…
So for the sake of my job, I calmed down a bit. lol
Eventually(Like months) the second manager position on graveyard became available and even though I had been so rude to Erich, he helped me get it. He told the assistant managers that he thinks I was the best one for that position. He trained me in what he was doing as a manager. So then, we became equals. After that, we got along. LOL
So that answers how I met him. Now how we started dating, is another story.
After a few months of us both being managers, we became pretty good friends. We had fun working together, took our breaks together and went to breakfast together. I had no thought of wanting to date him or anything of the sort. (I was near the end of a relationship I was in) Erich started hitting on me and for a while I ignored it, until he came in to work on his day off wearing a suite with a shiny vest! LOL Unfortunately that was my weakness. I’m pretty sure he did that on purpose. I mean, who the heck comes into Wal-mart on their DAY OFF in FANCY clothes at 2 AM?! (He dressed that way for his other job)
After that, the flirting was mutual. Then one thing lead to another and now here I am, married to him and 8 months pregnant with our daughter.
Our relationship has had its difficult times. Definitely tons of ups and downs. But I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything!