Saturday, July 28, 2012

corn desilker

Just stick your corn cob in this handy gadget to get it desilked!

Is it January yet?

I was working with a customer the other day and I realized I was actually enjoying myself.  I wasn't just doing my job; I was having fun using my knowledge, experience, and available tools to help a customer make an informed decision on furniture for their home.

I realized I have a lot of moments like that, but they often get bogged down by tedium and fear.  I need to remember that good feeling and let it give me strength.  Because I am a long way from retirement.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sidewalk sale!

Today was the annual sidewalk sale.  There were many of the typical hijinks, which bored and tired me.  Unexpectedly,  I received a high-five from a customer for getting some merchandise into their car and a forehead kiss from a slightly crazy lady who was super happy about her kitchen electrics purchase.

Food baby on board

A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers and I were talking with one of our regular customers about our other co-worker, who is pregnant.  I am not really into mommyhood, but I do get excited for my co-workers.  I think the customer misunderstood my excitement.  During our conversation, she reached over and put her hand on my chubby apron belly and asked if I, too, was expecting.  I laughed and told her I was just fat from vacation.  She felt bad and asked if I was going to hate her now.  I don't.

The problem is now I am paranoid that I go around looking pregnant.  I am not fat, but I am not fit.  I am slightly fearful of my favorite oversized shirts and avant garde tunics.  Do I look like I am trying to hide bump?  I cleaned out my apron pockets and have been doing crunches.  And if I do look pregnant, shouldn't people be nicer to me?

Maybe it's time to rediscover my waistline.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


We got in this new silicone garlic crusher roller.  We used to carry one from Zak, which was cute with its pinked edges.  I don't even like to touch the new one because it looks like some sort of male masturbatory tool.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

3rd time's a charm and other nonsense

Recently, a co-worker was telling me how they were helping a customer try to pick out a bridal shower gift for the customer's friend.  The tricky part?  It is a third wedding.  The customer really didn't know what to get.  "I've already got her 2 bridal shower gifts and 2 wedding gifts.  I don't want to spend more than $50 on this one and she already has everything."

My co-worker said that if we could help think of anything that would be appropriate, it would be appreciated.  I lowered my voice and then said to my co-worker, "how about a nice card?"  A bridal shower for a third wedding?  That just seems greedy.

I couldn't help thinking about it though.  What would you get someone for their 3rd wedding, especially since you've bought them multiple gifts for their previous weddings?  Toaster, china, teakettle, rice cooker, fondue set, flatware, wooden salad bowls?  Too humdrum and redundant.

I think I found something though.  Sure, it's a little pricey, but it's special, unforgettable, and for charity!

Have Glenn Close Play Cruella de Vil, Alex Forrest or Patty Hewes When She Records Your Outgoing Voicemail Message!  Problem solved!