Unfortunately, my post holiday shifts have been bug-nuts. We buy used cds, dvds, blu-rays and games so all the people who forgot to budget, or who now have exceeded max capacity on their shelves bring in their stuff to sell.
I also had one guy trying to save me for 20 minutes and another who mumbled about asking me to dinner, but then continued the regular customer, employee interaction as if nothing had happened, not even pausing for me to reject him.
Then all the other customers complain that we don't have their movie. We rely on people to sell it to us, and it's been Christmas AND THEN we had a boxing week sale. If our shelves look a bit empty it's not because I've decided to hoard "Failure to Launch," in the back room. Although it would make an acceptable dart board...
Then there was the crazy guy who wants no French writing on his films (this is Canada, a bilingual country). He doesn't come into the store, but calls and makes me run around looking for titles and then rejects them all because he wants the American versions. Go to Amazon, stop wasting my time you strange little Francopobe.
If you want Macy's service, go to Macy's; not Walmart or the independent store down the street. Go to a boutique.
Sorry, had to vent. Post Holidays just suck at my store.
Reddit: Cthulhu Sized President's Day Sale! Mattresses of Madness!
From Huff Po:
Nothing says "I LOVE YOU NEVER LEAVE ME I MEAN IT SERIOUSLY" quite like bringing home a firearm on Valentine's Day.
Impact Guns, an online gun retailer based out of Utah, is hosting a truly bizarre Valentine's Day giveaway, offering the winner a free Smith & Wesson Shield 9 along with two dozen roses. We're not quite sure what to make of it, except think that the rock band Guns N' Roses should be peeved.
According to Craig Ball, director of operations for Impact Guns, 5,000 entries have been submitted since the sweepstakes launched this morning.
"Showing your love for a loved one and being able to defend them all in one is as good as it gets," Ball told The Huffington Post in a phone call on Friday.
Impact Guns isn't alone in promoting firearms on Valentine's Day. A local Texas police department encouraged giving a gun for Valentine's Day. According to Al Jazeera America, a Facebook message posted by the Rosenberg Police Department included a photo of a gun and read, "Men... Valentines Day is about one week away... why not the gift of safety?" It looks like the posting has since been deleted.
In America, 64 percent of women who are murdered are killed by a family member or intimate partner, HuffPost previously reported. According to one study, in domestic violence situations, having a gun in house means a woman is eight times more likely to be killed.
From Reddit: Decisions were made here, Valentine's Day edition.