Monday. The skies are clear. Temps are cool but not cold. According to Accuweather, we're getting rain tomorrow, my first of 4 days off. We need it. Everything is dry, the leaves cracking and crunchy beneath your feet. Usually, I mow them in the back yard, this year since the only ones going there are Lily and myself, I'm going to let them decompose, putting their nutrients back into the soil.
The specialty department was busy enough yesterday for me to get 2 measures and a lead. When I was asked if I had signed anyone up for a credit card and replied "nope," however, I got disappointment. There is this belief in retail that most people who sign up for a credit card are going to spend more, and while that might be true in some cases, people are much more savvy than that. Not that there aren't those people with multiple credit cards with balances on every one of them, but most of the people I talk to already have a preferred card, and many of them keep the balance very low because they realize that the interest will gauge out their bank accounts faster than you can blink an eye. The current rate on the card we offer is 24%. Ouch.
And Roselyn Carter died yesterday. I was sitting in our training room when that news flashed and I needed to take a few moments of silence. She was a very good woman.