Tuesday, April 10, 2007

work musings....

Lately work has not been fun! It is prom season! the customers that we have have in the store lately are not the typical customer. they are young, rude, obnoxious trash. (to put it nicely!) I cant wait for prom season to end. this past month has really changed me. Yesterday we found several empty bolts missing fabric! I am sure this wasn't the first time. I also found about 6-7 yards of fabric balled up like they were gonna steal that too. i guess the satin was more expensive and they took that first....
On the other hand i have to share about 2 customers that stand out. One a Nun, the other a young man.
Last night a young man approached me and told me he was out of place in the store. he was not sure of the procedure and asked if i could help him. He went on to tell me that he had ordered this Russian egg, and wanted some nice velvet type fabric to place inside it. He was proposing to his girlfriend and was placing the ring inside the egg. the ring would be placed on the velvet. It was the sweetest thing. I was thrilled to help him with this. This was a nice change over young floozies! lol
Last week i was helping a Nun. she was such a hoot! she was looking for a purple cloth to cover a cross. she went on to tell me how they used the purple cross at Christmas time, but it caught on fire! lol she said no one panicked, she picked up her corduroy cushion and tried beating the fire out. A fellow Nun went and got a small glass of water and threw on the fire...she said that even though they see fire extinguishers every day, they couldn't remember where they had seen them! lol Finally someone found one and they put the fire out! lol She was also telling me how after everyone went to bed, she got up and draped the cloth on the cross for Holy week. No one could figure out how she did it. she told them she didn't leave the ground! and that was all she would tell them. She had such a great time with this fish tale! and had all the Nuns wondering how she did it. (her secret was a extension pole used to change light bulbs!) ;o) After that she wanted me to help her find some snaps. at first she didn't tell me what the snaps were for, but she just couldn't hold back any longer. she proceeded to tell me about her new Habit. she said they are way to hot for her! lol so after everyone goes to bed she alters her Habits. she cuts off some of the layers and uses snaps to attach her collar. she was looking for black snaps to hold the habit in place where she cut away the extra layers. she said she was up till 3am altering her Habit. In the morning the other sisters were concerned for her because she looked so tired! lol This Nun was so funny! she had me rolling for a good 20 minutes!! I don't think i will forget her and will look forward to seeing her again!
And next.....

Inventory!