I did what our family does for fun: made a graph paper scale model of my room and all its furniture and started playing around to see if it would work. this saves a WHOLE lot of time and energy because you can play with multiple set ups moving nothing that weighs more than a piece of paper instead of a massive solid wood roll top desk. That way you only have to move the desk once.
Yesterday I woke up early and decided to see what I could do before I went to work. Well by 10:00 I was in so far that I had to just finish it or I wouldn't be able to go to bed as I wouldn't have a bed on which to sleep. So I moved half the furniture in my room and then worked an 8 hour closing shift at the bookstore and then woke up and opened at the book store this morning.
Needless to say, I am pooped. And I will post pictures soon of my room and its lovely rearrangedness (as soon as I have finished cleaning up the detritus that has gathered around the edges).
All of that was a very long preamble to say that I will be doing a very short Retail Wednesday as I still have cleaning to do today (and I need to find my book club book that mysteriously disappeared right at the end of the move yesterday). But I didn't want to skip a week because in that way inconsistency lies.
On to the awards!
Spelling Bee Award:
A man came up to the desk and asked if I could look up an author for him. I asked what author.
Man: It's Christopher Hickens.
Me: I'm sorry, nothing comes up under that.
Man: I know it's Christopher. Maybe Heckens?
Me: Nothing. Do you know what kind of book it is?
Man: It's some sort of political book. He has one that just came out.
Me: Do you know the title of any of his books?
Man: I have no idea, but it's new and it's definitely Christopher Hickens or Heckens or something like that.
Me: I'm sorry, nothing is coming up, but I can take you to the section where those books are and maybe you'll be able to find it.
Man: All right. I guess that's fine.
(10 minutes or so pass and the man comes back to the desk holding up the book.)
Man: I found it. (as though I should have been able to find it instead)
Me: Oh, good.
Man: It was Christopher Hedges. I told you it was something like that.
One of the managers, P, was back in the office when the phone beeped like someone on a store phone was paging in. So she called out "yes?" as they usually do when one of us calls like that.
A female voice said in an exasperated tone "Isn't someone going to help me?"
P was quite taken aback so she picked up the phone to take it off intercom. "Who is this?" she asked.
The woman on the other end exclaimed, "I'm a customer in the kid's department and I have been waiting here for somebody to come help me." P assured her that someone would be in to help shortly, but what she really wanted to ask was how the woman had managed to call the manager's office from the phone behind the counter in kid's.
That's it for this week!