Retail: Therapy

I think working in retail has ordained me to deal with a lot of crap. Lol. It has taught me to perservere, be patient, thick-skinned, happy, sad, mad, and dumbfounded.

I have a wonderful time helping customers find what they need, and getting that interaction you might get with 2-3 customers a day where you feel you brought them some happiness….

but other times… you get this.

Lady: Hi, just looking.

Me: Let me know if there’s something I can help you find.

Lady: Well, I’d like to find a shirt I can wear without a bra, because I don’t have one on..

Lol. Greeeeeaaat….

Or you get the customers that come in and take 10 items to try on. I let them know, I will put their items back, but they start folding and messing up your coworker’s displays..

I’ve done this before, I worked in retail.

I guess……. but working in retail 17 years ago.. doesn’t really count.

Well hopefully nothing else tonight.

A terrifying feeling

So, I manage a small business. One of my worse fears, happened almost two months ago. I was forced into having to fire someone. Although, I understood their reasoning, it was just not easy. Especially being a fairly new manager.

I’ve got the hiring part down, which is also such a risque game of chance. But firing someone was so difficult. I was worried how they’d take it, if they’d be aggressive or hateful? I was worried about ruining that relationship with that employee.

In the end, I have managed it well. I wish them the best. I just hope they don’t resent ME, but that’s business, right?

In a relationship…

I don’t know where to start. For as long as I can remember, I never was in a relationship, or wanted to be in one…

  1. My self-esteem about myself, wasn’t the best.
  2. My friends annoyed me with their constant need to be in a relationship.

I always told myself, focus on school and yourself. Which is what resulted to me “talking” to a lot of people. However, after being with Mo for 1 year, officially. I’ve never been happier. I just don’t know what it is. A lot of people have told me that, it’s because it’s my “first” relationship, so that is why it feels like a Honeymoon all the time.

Overall, I’m surprised because all my old thoughts from my younger 20’s have been wiped away by my boyfriend. I always though, I needed constant change from someone to keep my entertained. But Mo and I could be doing nothing and still enjoy each other’s company. I literally, cannot imagine being away from him for long. I hate that I’m so attached. lol.

He’s currently in Arizona, visiting his brothers. He calls me every night, and even this morning. I didn’t make him, he said he wanted to. God, he’s so amazing and cute. He makes me feel so secure and that I don’t have to worry about anyone or anything.