A look back

I have ventured into this new land of blogging that I am using to keep myself entertained while my wife goes through seminary. My confidence level is quite low in my blogging skills but today I wanted to take a look back and see what I have done outside of Seen Now Shared, as it is all I seem to have that is consistent. I know I have to just keep writing to build that confidence, so please continue on that journey with me. The more I do, the more that confidence will hopefully rise.

Anyway, here is a look back at some posts I have tried out. Let me know in the comments what you like, don’t like or would like to see, and maybe I will give it a go.

Life in Retail

Why America?

An Interview with the Evil Eye Baby

Stuff Bev Says

Terrifying Turkey (It appears the video that went with the post is no longer available though..)

Those are some of the posts I have done over the past few months. I plan to keep them coming. I hope you keep coming back to check them out.


Life in Retail

I work part time in a retail store. Luckily I do not work in clothes or something, I work in the meat department. Here are some things I have encountered/learned in my adventures.

Working in retail I have learned you are never doing just one thing. You have to be ready for all sorts of things, for instance, the last time I worked I was scheduled for the meat department, but saw time cashiering, working in the pharmacy, helping produce, working frozen food for grocery, and pushing carts in from outside, all while making 2 bales in a five hour shift. A 5 hour shift where I could have easily left early by finishing my area early too.

Anyway, feels like too much talking myself up….that is not what this is about. This is about encounters like Knox Mccoy mentioned here. (I really loved his blog post about the human grenades you encounter at the grocery store, because of how true it is. I encourage you to go check it out if you have not already.)

One of my favorite encounters that I get all the time while working goes something like this:

Me: Can I help you find anything?
Customer: Yes
Me:(waiting for them to ask about a product they can’t find.)
Customer: (either walking away or looking at me strangely.)
Me: (walking away realizing they didn’t listen to what I said and will just reply “yes” no matter what I say.)

After having this encounter most every time I work, my new plan is to start asking randomness. My next shot will be “Can I help you buy me something?” That way when they say “yes”, I will quickly throw some Filet Mignons in their cart for a delicious steak dinner for myself and my wife.

Alright, that is part of my life spent in retail for now. Please feel free to stop by and see me when I work so I can talk you into buying something…if I made commission I would have like $2.53 or something by now…