Monday, December 29, 2008

Fun for retail

I love it when people come in and want something VERY specific.

For instance, a woman came in the other day looking for film. The particular film that she wanted came in a pack of five.

I politely asked my buyer if I could break up the five pack for this customer.

He explained that the manufacturer did not make individual packages of this film anymore, and we would be stocking it as a five-pack from here on out.

I explained this to the customer... including the part about how it comes from the manufacturer this way now.

Well, she said, where can I get it the way that I want to buy it?

After offering suggestions of other camera stores, stating that I wasn't really sure WHO would have it as it wasn't made this way anymore, she spun on her heel and chugged out of the store.

While exiting, she exclaimed to another customer coming in the door, " They are NASTY in there!"

This customer asked me what was up. I apologized again to him that we did not have the film in the way that she wanted to purchase it.

He then asked me for a camera we did not sell.

Some days you just can't win.

I think the next time I go into Publix I will ask for one hot dog and one bun to go with it.
Maybe one egg while I am at it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas sucks this year!

I work in a retail environment.
Christmastime can be rough, but oddly, it is wonderful to see the holiday spirit growing in people.
Even the most cynical look can sometimes relax into a wonderful smile of excitement.
Not this year.
Price tags are checked as every cent is counted. Very few people feel the need to be "complete" in their package to a loved one. And they aren't happy about it either!
The need for advice is great, the hesitation to buy more prevalent than ever.
The same friends for me won't be around in the same capacity and for some not around at all.
No gifts are in this year, except for a few.
Well, maybe the cats will cough up a few furballs for me!


Evidence that I will be missed if gone.
As my cats nudge my leg to be petted, and meow to be fed.

Friday, December 05, 2008

One of those moments

It was one of those moments that you did not want to hear.
Therefore, it was one of those moments you pretended you were happy to hear.
I swear I thought that I was over the entire thing, the entire relationship was extremely one-sided anyway. I loved him. He did not love me.
Trust me.
I made him repeat it a few times for my benefit because I am hard-headed like that.
For some reason, I thought that he could not say it.
He swore to me it was only because at the end of the day he was anti-relationship.
He was asexual.
It has been a while.
I have had more men under, and over me.
When I heard this news, I simply smiled and said, "Good for him!"
"I hope that he is happy." "I never wanted him to be alone."
I mean it.
And of course, part of me does not.
The girl part.
Why not me?
In any event it has happened.
Wow. What an interesting night.