"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Saddest Retail Wednesday Ever

This is it. Today is the last day. My Borders is closing later today. Tomorrow is cleaning and fixture sales. By Thursday night it will all be over. Such a sad, sad end to almost 6 fantastic years of book selling, book loving, and some of the best people I've ever met. I just hit my 5 years with the company in July - just in time to get the news about the liquidation.

I posted some of my thoughts a few weeks ago. That post is HERE if you missed it.

Today I wanted to show a video slideshow I put together of some of our happy moments over the last few years.

To all of you that have shopped at Borders - thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To all of you that have supported my random little retail stories here - thank you just as much.

I've already got a pretty good lead at CVS and hope to be hired in the next week or two, so this may not be the end of Retail Wednesdays.

I'm so filled with sadness and love and mushiness so I'll just let the Muppets speak for me:

7 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Farewell, Borders! I miss you already :*(

Glad this won't be the end of retail posts, though! :)

Naomi Ruth said...

I can't believe it. I just can't. :*(

Tempo said...

so sad..I hope you find somewhere else quick. Being an Aussie I have no idea what a Borders is..except from your words

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

dude, now i'm super sad. I hope you get the CVS job

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, what a sweet tribute. Your store was so packed it's hard to believe it could even go out of business. :(

I went to the last day at mine, too. The shelves were so bare, all the books remaining going for 50 cents. So sad.

Alan Andrews said...

Good luck with the CVS lead. Hopefully you'll sell me some drugs some time.

PS. Word Verification Definition:
shmitie: a) a slightly blurry contraction of the phrase, "it is mighty."
b) the original spelling from the lyrics to Chim, Chim, Cheree, from "Mary Poppins" (shm, shmitie, shm, shmitie, shm, shm, sheree)

Joan Crawford said...

Aw ;_;

You guys all look fancy!