And I Thought I Was Done With Tests

Yes, the big produce code test was today. You’ll have to read on to find out how that went down 😉

Again, I planned on getting out of bed somewhat early this morning, but you know how that goes. But I still made it up in time to have breakfast at a normal breakfast hour, so I figure it’s a start.


I took the time to make a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

  • 1/2 cup oats, milk, water
  • ~ 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • craisins
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • pecans
  • brown sugar


With a glass of Oasis Strawberry Kiwi juice. My dad picked this one up – I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.


If only I had the time for a leisurely breakfast every morning!


I studied my codes some more, had my mom test me, and we both came to the conclusion that the whole idea of trying to memorize these codes from a sheet of paper was useless. Not only do you have no context, you don’t know which ones are used the most often. Plus, there is no rhyme nor reason to the codes. And…the kicker? This particular chain of markets doesn’t use the standard 4 digit codes that everyone else does, so it’s completely weird. Needless to say, I was not filled with confidence heading into the test.

Since I was getting nowhere with my “studying”, I took a walk around the neighbourhood. It was good to get outside in the brisk winter air, and wander the ‘hood I grew up in. It’s funny, I used to know people who lived in all the houses, but they’ve all moved away. Sigh.

I came home and made a quick lunch.


Nothing fancy – just a tuna sandwich with a couple of slices of cheese. I gotta have my cheese with my tuna.


Then it was time…dun dun dun.  TEST TIME!

I went down to the market, and found out it was simply an oral test. They took me around the store, and randomly picked out produce and asked me the code. I swear, I probably got less than half right, but apparently that wasn’t a problem, because I’m going in for training on Monday. What?! I’m not really even sure the purpose of the test. But hey – I guess it means I’m hired (pending the usual probationary period, of course).

Since that took all of what, 5 minutes, I wandered across the street to the mall. Obviously, I hadn’t had enough of crazy Christmas shopping mall crowds or something. Actually, I wanted to check out the new coffee shop that is opening, to see if there was any contact information so I could apply there. Yes, even though I have a job, I’m still looking – you never know if something better will come along, right? I also stopped into Sephora, and checked out products I couldn’t buy. Le sigh.

Once home, I had a wee chocolate craving, so I grabbed some chocolate chips.


There may or may not have been a few more consumed. You know how it goes.

Early in the evening my family was off to our first Christmas celebration, with my dad’s side of the family. Every year we take dinner into my grandma’s care home, and exchange presents. And what do we always eat? Chinese food of course. It’s true, my family is obsessed. Plus grandma doesn’t get to eat it any other time, so it’s nice for her. We had our usual fun, received the mandatory Christmas money, and played with my cousin’s 9 month old son – turns out, he likes me better than my aunt (his grandma). LOL.

Finally we found our way back home, where my sister and I brewed up some boozy hot chocolates – Bailey’s for her, Kahlua for me 😀


It went smashingly with the end of the hockey game.

Alas, I do actually have to get up tomorrow morning – I’m off to BC Children’s Hospital to do some volunteering with the dietitian tomorrow. Should be fun! Night!

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6 Comments on “And I Thought I Was Done With Tests”

  1. December 23, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    Boozey hot chocolate?!

    GL with volunteering!

  2. December 23, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    Boozy hot chocolate = winner, winner! I’ve used peppermint schnapps in mine and it was pretty tasty!

    The only product codes I know are 4135 = gala apples and 4664 = tomatoes 🙂

  3. December 23, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    Chinese food at Christmas? Interesting! But, my family always has lasagna for Christmas Eve….so…I cannot say much 🙂

  4. December 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Wow that test just sounds frustrating, at least it doesn’t seem that it will matter that much.

    On the other hand, that boozy hot chocolate sounds like the perfect end to a long day!

  5. December 24, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    Boozy hot chocolate is the best! Hope Monday’s training is a little more productive than today’s “test” was!

  6. December 27, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and I’m now laying in bed at 8:37 with a hankering for a boozy hot chocolate!!

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