Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Cheer.

Christmas is supposed to be a happy time. Working in retail, I see the opposite of that. People yelling at people because they don't have in stock what they want, or they just generally have their grump on. Here's the thing, people: If you want to avoid disappointment, and stores being out of stock of the item you want, then don't shop for it at the last possible minute, when everyone else wants it to! It's not going to go bad if you store it in your closet a couple months or weeks before Christmas.
So, when you leave the house, leave happy and stay happy. Don't be that one Scrooge that everyone wants to kick in the shins. Thanks.


  1. You're definitely right, but it seems that somehow this concept is a mystery to most people. Maybe they need to ask Santa for a big dose of common sense for Christmas?

  2. I think that's a great idea. Can we contact Santa on their behalf? People are absolutely ridiculous. The one thing I really hate the most about working in retail at Christmas (and I think at our store in particular, since it's such a matter of taste) is that no one knows what they're looking for because they're buying for someone else. And, they're not our usual, happy, fairly easy going customers. They're the non-reading, books are stupid, I'm too cool to read, I only buy books at Christmas kind of customers. Ugh. I also politely request that people know what the gift recipient likes to read before coming into the store. Too much to ask for?