Well, it’s that time of year, folks!
That time of the year when those of us in cosmetic retail have to paste on a happy face and pretend to have the patience of a saint, by biting our tongue to avoid doing what we REALLY want to do….
SCREAM BLOODY MURDER!!!!
-Scream because that customer doesn’t want the FREE handbag that comes with her purchase because it’s BLACK and she would rather have it in BLUE.
“Me no like this color. Does it come in blue?”
“No, it doesn’t come in blue. It’s a FREE gift, so there are no options. However, if you’re looking for a blue handbag you can visit our handbag department. Michael Kors makes a stunning blue handbag for $895.00.”
-Scream because that same customer thinks she’s entitled to TWO free handbags because she and her sister are both putting in money to purchase their mother a single bottle of perfume.
“You give me TWO gifts if my sister and I buy?”
“No, you get ONE gift. Even if you, your sister, and your three cousins buy.”
-Scream because the customer from a foreign country believes they can HAGGLE in price because that’s how they do it in THEIR country.
“If I buy two bottles of perfume, what kind of sweet DEAL are you going to give me?”
“We don't deal. If you buy two bottles of perfume, you buy two bottles of perfume. Though, if you’re looking for a bargain you might want to try a FLEA MARKET.”
-Scream because some customers say, “What are you going to GIVE me if I buy something from you?”
“I’m going to GIVE you whatever it is that you purchase, and then thank you for whatever it is that you purchase.”
-Scream because some customers wait until CHRISTMAS EVE to purchase their gifts (mainly men) and then get angry at you because there is nothing left on the shelves.
“This is OUTRAGEOUS! I can’t believe there is nothing left on the shelves to choose from!”
“Well, it’s Christmas Eve; ten minutes before the store closes, what did you expect?”
Ah yes, Christmas in retail!
I may complain, bitch and moan at times….but deep down inside I love my job.
I honestly do. Or I wouldn’t do it.
Yet….like with any job you love, there are things that are not-so-loving and will test even the patience of a SAINT.
I just wanted to let you guys and gals know that I won’t be posting again until right before Christmas day because from tomorrow on, I will be working INSANE hours. Not only will I be working my normal holiday hours, but also the hours I missed while I was gone to Florida – which means NO days off.
However, I will try and stop by your blogs in the evenings to read and comment.
PRAY FOR ME!