Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I've been out of the picture for a couple of days here on Sparkpeople. A big reason for that is Inventory. Our store went through two days of hell -- Sunday and Monday. Sunday was supposed to be hardlines, and Monday was softlines -- my side.
Well, they finished hardlines early, and started in on softlines. And I was the only one there to help for an hour or so. SKU check! SKU check! SKU check! Wait, slow down, it's just me here. Oh, just drop it on the floor. I'll get it when I can.
But yesterday was the long day. I got there at 5:30 in the morning, and didn't leave until 5:30 in the afternoon. Still a short shift compared to last year. That one was something like 15 hours. This one went quite smoothly, but the first couple of hours were crazy hard. After that it slowed down, and we had more help. And I got in a lot of exercise running for those SKU checks. Of course, I did have a treat at the end of the day that I wouldn't have let myself have ordinarily. I stopped by Freddy's Steakburgers and got a chocolate custard sundae. Mmmm. Yeah, bad for me, I know. But better than instinct, which was a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's. It had been a long day, and I deserved a treat. And at least it had some protein in it, along with all those calories. And I probably burned off all the excess, anyway. Those first couple of hours . . . whew.
And now, I have three days off with my wonderful husband. Three days together with no work to interfere. We haven't had such luxury since our honeymoon last year! That's what happens in a retail marriage, I guess. Between the two of us, we have almost 35 years of retail. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. But it's in our blood, and I really do love it.
Most of the time.