On to business. I have many links to share and... stories from work! I've been feeling bad lately about posting so much that other people have written, so I'm very excited to actually do some short story writing of my own. Also, if you're here now and you've been here before, you may notice a layout change! I was inspired by a few things here: Kelly's pristine blog, meandering around template websites, and my friend Molly's idea to begin a blog. Sorry for changing my mind so often, but I'd like this one to stay for a while. It's clean and fresh and outdoorsy. I think it'll work.
Ok, here are my stories! They all happened yesterday, by the way.
I was finishing up a transaction with a middle aged customer. I'd been particularly chipper, I guess, because he said to me, "You are so pleasant!"
"Aw, well thanks. I try."
"You're like the Progressive lady." (And here's another one!)
"Haha. Well, I just hope I'm not as crazy-over-the-top as her, I guess."
"Well, you're more attractive." Heh.
We had two managers on duty, R and D. D was speaking over our radios giving the hourly sales report. She paused to take a breath (it's a long ordeal, you see), when R pipes in and asks her over our radios, "Did you send that to our regional manager yet?"
"R! Don't interrupt me when I'm giving the sales report! Rude!"
Oh, I laughed so much! Just like Bon Qui Qui, but I think I was the only one in the whole store who caught the joke. (I don't think D knows Bon Qui Qui, either, actually. Bummer.)
I was straightening the binders when a young lady stops in front of me asks, "Do you have any bells?"
"Bells?" I put out my hand as if I'm tapping on one of those call bells. "Like ding ding?"
At the same time, she said, "You know, like ding ding."
We looked at each other and giggled.
Ok, now for some cool links to share.
Here you can make your own solar-powered glow jar. I really wish I were crafty enough to do this. Never too late to learn new tricks, though.
Here's a neat experimental video that shows footage of your childhood street. There wasn't enough info on Google Maps for my Puerto Rico street, but I want to try it again with my Georgia addrss.