the best and worst of a day in retail

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

On the lighter side

Well, it finally happened. The Director of Shopgirlove's chorus assigned her to a trio. She knew this was coming, the Director's been eying her like a shark, lately. She is now is one step away from a duet, which is the next step to a solo. Um, scary! The thing is, Shopgirlove seems to have buckets of natural talent, and yet, she has little training and less experience, so the idea of launching a new identity as a Bulgarian singer causes beaucoup de stress. Shopgirlove is not addressing the fact that she has been leaping off of cliffs left and right. Actually, her whole life is terrifying, right now. She's going to try to concentrate on those areas that give back. Not that there are many. By the way, those costumes are HOT! (Shopgirlove means she would prespire. Sorry, Mam, she means she would be dewy.) But they're cute, right?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I Love HR!

That made a world of difference.

Shopgirlove went to the man, and the man helped! Who knew? Apparently, some organizations actually value civility, go figure, right? One down, several more to go. Although, she might have a partner, (and such a nice boy) which would mean two down, several more to go. Now, if she could just find someone who is willing to rent to the mother of a pitbull...

Monday, August 20, 2007

Now what?

Well, that was the longest day of my life.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

That's all, Folks!

So, tomorrow, I will go to HR. It won't be pretty. I wonder how it will end?

Curiouser and curiouser

Well, well, well. Shopgirlove has had quite a time of it, lately. However, last Friday, things got physical. And not in an Olivia Newton John kind of way. The verbally abusive and strangely untouchable young woman at work (a.k.a. "The Nosebleed") was handing Shopgirlove a package, and she shoved. One moment, Shopgirlove's hands were 18 inches in front of her. And then they were three inches in front of her. But not of their own volition. Shopgirlove realizes that this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but given the culture of her office, it was rather shocking. Also, this is the closest Shopgirlove has ever come to being assaulted. She attended a Quaker school and has no first-hand knowledge of violence. Nor does she wish to. Conflict averse would be an understatement where she is concerned. She enjoys problem solving and loves to find ways to turn a bad situation around. She does not readily embrace conflict and basically just wants to get along. Like Rodney King.
Shopgirlove might be done. Stick a fork in her.

Monday, August 13, 2007


So, the boy wonder of the Bush administration wants to "spend more time with his family"? Mr. Evil is exiting stage left, before the accounting is completed and with no accountability for his contribution to our current horrors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. I had better things to do than serve my time in Vietnam. Yes, him. Well, bye bye, psycho. Enjoy your retirement, you nasty little man. Your history of war crimes and fascist leanings are a legacy you can never overcome. Good riddance! May this country be stronger than your influence.
Although, those of us fighting the good fight aren't sure.