So, what have I been doing for the past couple of days besides getting up at 0300? Going to work to prepare for Black Friday. Last year, for some odd reason, set-up was not slated until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. That's a lot of work to do in one day. This year, for example, we dropped 174 full pallets of "stuff" and placed them all over the store. That's a lot of pallets. It's a lot of "stuff." What kind of "stuff?" Well, there are 3.6 cubic foot Roper Washers and Roper Dryers (electric and gas). I've never heard of that name brand. And 3.6 cubic feet? That's tiny. But they're cheap, which means they'll sell. On Friday morning customers can choose from several colors of Sherpa Throws, and neck warms, and AKC certified dog beds. There are mushroom farms... bet that will be a hot ticket item. Imagine the lucky child finding one of those under the tree. The Electric Cork Screw, which sold out really, really fast last year, is returning. I might get one of those if there are any left by the time I go on break.
I'm scheduled in Garden on Friday morning, thought that doesn't mean I'll actually be spending time in the Garden Department. What that means is that I'll be wondering around the store with a map helping customers find that odd present they want to purchase. It doesn't make a difference if it's a Butter Cookie (yes, they'll be there) or a 3 foot tall 'build it yourself' dollhouse (they never sell).
And what I'd really rather be doing is playing Dragon Age Inquisition... on a PC of course.
What kind of hero will I be? Why a great one, of course.
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