And, starting tomorrow morning I, along with the other managers in my store, will start to prep for Black Friday. How do we prep for Black Friday? We start cluttering our aisles with all the non-essential, non-home improvement merchandise they can hold. I'm lucky this year. I don't have to work on Thanksgiving Eve, when those managers working will be ripping off all of the black, plastic shrouding covering up the special deals... or, as we call it, shit.
And it is. I mean, who in their right mind would go to a home improvement store in order to buy a non-brand name toaster? Or an electric wine bottle opener? There will be giant Teddy Bears, and pink and blue rocking horses and... shit. All of it made in China. Now that would make sense if you were buying a bamboo cutting board... you know?
Anyway, tomorrow I work my regular Monday schedule (we all have the same schedule on Mondays) so it won't be until Tuesday, when I open, that you'll find me hauling around quarter pallets of... shit.
One of my favorites are the AKC Dog Beds.
We usually get 2 large boxes, about 40 altogether, and we'll end up selling about 35, which means we'll have to mark down the rest. And then, the day after Christmas we will see them again as customers begin to return them. That's right. That's right, a lot of them are returned, not all, but quite a few. This happens because they are... shit.
I bought a dog bed for Lily once, it survived for about... oh, maybe 3 days before she realized how to pull the stuffing out... and then it was all over the house. Tis the Season, you know?