During the Christmas season everyone comes out of the wood works which makes Christmas one of the most stressfull seasons ever. Not only do you have traffic everywhere, even in the parking lot but it almost becomes essential to have stop signs and street lights inside the stores. I am not one for big crowds to begin with, I can't deal with sqwaking children running around in front of you while your trying to walk, or being an inch away from some really sweaty guy. So working retail not only are you asking for everything just listed, but you also have twice the amount of people in a smaller space. Now is it just me or does everyone feel like running people over with a cart when they walk in your way, or just stand right in front of you and not move? Now from this blog entry its no wonder I come home and play one man shooter games on my xbox. The safest place for me and everyone I work with during the Christmas season is the front end, we like our lives, and not only do we get to joke around with each other,but also the customers....sometimes.
Now don't get me wrong some of the members are actually quite nice, like a bunch of older women later tonight laughing at my 'Nerd Herd' shirt. I was actually quite surprised at my reaction, not only did I comment back but I actually had them laughing. I FINALLY NOW THE TRICK!! Mention that I am a Nerd and let me hang out with some of the best people at work and you can get me to continue going. Mind you it also helps not being the new girl at work either, and I can throw some orders around to the new guys.
Now first impressions to me are essential, the first impression I get from someone triggers something in my brain 'fight or flight,' and there are some people that have made a very good first impression. Not to say that I don't like the people after I get to know them, like two out of four of my favourite people at work, actually scared me shitless the first time, but now if I had to choose who to hang out with I would choose them.
But back to Christmas, I have only got one Christmas present so far, thats bad for me considering I normally am done by now, but seriously who wants to go out? and not only am I confused because now I have this strong pull tugging my mind at doing someting for the people at work that I like, but also I still have to buy for my family. The biggest issue is that I don't know what to buy, in case I go to Newfoundland for Christmas I need to buy something small and that can fit into a suitcase, which makes it difficult for buying for my parents. Before when I mentioned getting something for the people at work, obviously I don't have the money to buy them something, but I can bake! the only problem is how do I give them something without 1. Looking like an idiot to them, and 2. not give something to the other 300 employees. I mean Cheesecake...needs to be refrigerated and is messy...
All the random workings of my mind