HA! It’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post, I almost had to have WordPress IT recover my account for me! I totally forgot my username AND password. But as you can see luck was on my side–it’s like the stars are aligning themselves for me or something! J/K!
So…let’s skip the “I’m so sorry I haven’t written lately” stuff and jump right into the knitty-gritty.
I am now a Lead Event Specialist. I took my food and safety test and passed (yippeee!!!) and now I get to tell the other minions what to do…J/K…sorta. Ok, they aren’t minions (you and me…and me and you…) and I don’t so much boss as politely ask people to help me.
It’s been an adjustment with my new responsibilities and it definitely hasn’t been rainbows and unicorns. But I am trying my best to do my job and that’s really all you can do–your best.
We also finally got a manager that knows what she’s doing, which makes life sooo much easier. We’re even getting new appliances!!! Oh happy day!!! Now to make sure the store employees don’t steal or damage them…
I don’t have many adventures to update you on. This little old man made me a dog out of pearls and then made it do tricks and bark–that was the sweetest thing ever and totally made my day!
One of my regular customers has a crush on all of us ladies. He comes in to eat samples and socialize with the Event Specialists…for HOURS!!!! We mostly talk about books…with mermaids, fairies and other fairy tales. And he’s quite the collector as well.
We were told last weekend though, that we can’t engage with him more than about 10 min and to come to the back if he won’t leave you alone. And as much as I totally understand the reasoning behind the new policy, it makes my heart hurt. You can tell he’s just lonely and wants someone to talk to. He unmarried, unemployed and doesn’t like spending time with his family, so he comes to our store and talks to a captive audience.
I really think he’s harmless and have never been creeped out by him. My co-workers beg to differ but really the old man is just lonely. Though he says he prefers the company of dogs to that of humans.
And like I said, I get why that policy was put into effect. He does turn people off from trying samples because people don’t want to interrupt or wait til he leaves. And those are potential buyers of the products we are trying to market.
So I get it. It’s just not in my nature to ignore someone like that and tell them to go away. I’ve been lonely before and sometimes just interacting with another human being is all that stands in the way of being bombarded with depressive thoughts.
So I will do as I’m told, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.