Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is It Over Yet?

Here I am in my 4th week of being a seasonal worker at Penney's. I'm still having a great time but the "happy shoppers" are starting to wear me thin. Most of the customers are just great, but we have had a few that shouldn't leave home and go out in public.
I had one customer today that wanted her young grandson to buy his mother a 14 carat gold ring. I showed her the 14 carat gold rings and she about pooped her pants when she found out how much they cost. I politely told her that we had some 10 carat gold over silver rings that would look nice but be a little bit cheaper. If looks could kill, I would  be a dead woman. My gosh the little boy was only 8 years old, why would a 8 year old buy his mom a 14 carat ring. Everyone knows the price of gold is astronomical!   When my kids were little they made me macaroni necklace's and painted them with glitter, I loved them.

Happy days years ago 



man oh man..that little boy is being set up for 'big disappointment' in his life!..what the heck was the adult thinking???

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Now I remember why I did not do well in sales-it was the customers I had to deal with. Sounds like you have a lot more patience that I did.

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Yep, selling them Christmas trees isn't any easier. For the most part we have had wonderful customers but it only takes a few of the really nasty ones to really change the holiday spirit!

Keep that smile, only 10 more days!

Margie and Roger said...

A friend works at Disney and she said that her worst night was Christmas Eve - the people were mean and rude. But the next day, Christmas, it all changed and everyone was happy and in a good mood. I think people get so stressed out as the BIG DAY gets closer.

Lynilu said...

I still have a cigar-box-with-glued-macaroni-sprayed-with-silver-paint jewelry box that my now 46 year old son made for me. I get it!