I would say I can't believe it, but I believe just about anything now... We have achieved Valentines Day candy, folks!
And we have to set it before New Years. Ahh, yes. Nothing says "I Love You" better than two-month-old candy.
Apparently, we also had Easter eggs up last week until someone complained. They'll probably be back on Tuesday...
Do we even remember which holiday we're approaching? Hang on, let me think.... I know it has something to do with it being WINTER... Let's see... maybe the music being piped through the speakers for the last two months is a clue-by-four...
OH YEAH! CHRISTMAS! (And other holidays of course.)
For Fuck's Sake, one holiday at a time!
From an RHUer:
This was a first, I got man-handled by an older lady.
I was in the middle of giving a layaway to a customer and this older lady comes up and asks where the pick up sticks were.
I told her its down five isles and to the right if I get a chance to check I'll come and help her look we're just really busy right now or else I'd show her to the isle.
She goes on, I finish the layaway.
I start to make my way there and get stopped by five different customersfor different things, what ever. The fifth customer I'm showing to the far end for paw patrol by the merchandise pickup where she first approached me. She's there again,
I get over there and before I can tell the current customer 'here you go' she's there again and exclaims,"I waited for you for ten minutes!!"
I said to current customer,"here you go."
Then looked at her and said I'm sorry about that but we're extremely busy.
"Well you're the only person on the floor! Show me where they are now."
I said "ok, not entirely sure if they're in stock but if we had them they'd be one of two places."
Go to show her, and then half way to where we're going another customer stops and says, "Sorry but where's innotab?"
The old lady literally puts her arm around me and shoves me past the other customer and keeps pulling me as she looks back at her and tells her, "I've been waiting for her for ten minutes you're going to have to wait your turn!"
I look back and try pointing the other lady in the direction of her item and apologize as I'm being pulled away by this crazy lady.
I look at the lady and tell her she can let go of me.
She apologized and said I just really wanna find these.
That's ok I just really want to take a bath in hand sanitizer cause you smell funny.
We all have our wants.
From Mon Thru Fri
It would be amazing if more places were able to do something like this...
At Christmas pubs and restaurants make a killing with the prices some of them charge for turkey lunches and dinners.
That makes the actions of Adam Hardiman, head chef at William IV pub, all the more extraordinary.
He has offered to make lunch for 100 homeless people and those in need, absolutely free.
And the reaction he has had from the public has been extraordinary. He has been inundated with offers of help on Twitter, but he has turned them down.
Instead, he wants people to help by paying for someone in need to get to the pub for the free dinners.
Last weekend Adam was quiet in the kitchen so he decided to place an A-board outside advertising the charitable giveaway on Sunday lunchtime.
The 30-year-old said: ‘I was having a quiet Sunday and I was fed up. I thought I would rather do this for people that really need it.
‘Anyone can end up on the street and I probably would be too if it wasn’t for my mum. She’s a hero.’
Adam, who started cooking aged 13 in a Cambridge fish ‘n’ chip shop before training at Jamie’s Italian, photographed the sign and put it on Twitter – where it quickly went viral.
Sent to Dear Abby on Dec 03, 2010
As we head toward Christmas, would you remind people to please treat others as they, themselves, would want to be treated?
I work in retail, and it's amazing how many customers are rude. They don't acknowledge us, they'll talk on their cell phone throughout transactions and become angry at us if something beyond our control goes wrong. If we were to treat them this way, they would surely file a complaint against us.
Abby, can you remind folks to remember what the reason for the season is, and to act toward others with kindness, patience and respect -- no matter what?
-- MINDFUL IN FAIRBANKS
There is something about Christmas that can turn the most angelic individuals into gremlins. And that "something" is the pressure to buy, buy, buy -- accumulating debt that can't be repaid for months or even longer.
Add to that, no place to park and long lines in understaffed malls, and the "joy" of the season can curdle into frustration.
But readers, please hang onto your tempers even if those around you are losing theirs. The folks behind the counters are people, too, and they feel as pressured if not more so -- than you.