Tuesday, November 23, 2010

T-Minus 3 Days

Kids, life is about to get REAL around here.
As most of you know, I work retail. And as we all know, Friday is the Holy Ultimate Retail Day also known as Black Friday.

On Sunday, I worked until 3 am getting my store cleaned and prepped and winter-ized. And bedazzled with more glitter than a 7th grade mixer.

I spent all of yesterday recovering and grocery shopping.

I was sure that the only thing that was going to cure me of sleep deprivation was a big carton of Pumpkin Ice Cream.

News flash: stores probably sold out of pumpkin ice cream somewhere before Halloween.

Sad face.

Cherry Vanilla ice cream is not a good substitute for Pumpkin. Truth.

So if you don't hear from me... hang in there.

I'm probably just sleep-training myself so that I can work till midnight on Wednesday and still be awake and at work at 3:30 am on Friday.

Hold me. Who thought this was a good idea, anyways?


18 Classy Comments:

rebecca said...

Pumpkin Ice Cream is in full stock here in DC. And you HAVE to try the Apple Pie Ice Cream from Edys/Breyers. It is like heaven!!!

Tess said...

Good luck girl!!!

Midwest Elle said...

I loved working on Black Friday! It was hilarious watching all the crazed woman go after toys and electronics that are a mere $5 cheaper than regular price. SO fun to watch.

Make sure to grab a Peppermint Mocha and enjoy the ride of Black Friday. And if you need a December ice-cream supplement, try 31 Baskin Robbins Winter White Chocolate. It is to die for! Seriously!!

The Lovely One said...

I'll be one of the crazy shoppers on Fridays! On behalf of shoppers everywhere, thank you for making your shop so pretty!

Sarah (Oh Pretty Day) said...

Stay strong! At least Black Friday only comes once a year :)

cailen ascher said...

best of luck this friday!!! hang in there : )

(and have a happy thanksgiving!)

newteacherwife said...

I feel your pain!!! I work retail now as well and I'm dreading my 5:30am, 10 hour shift Friday. haha I hope it goes well for you with as few fights as possible!! haha

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Good luck! I don't miss the days of being at work at four am on Black Friday at all. Now I sleep, while the hubs leaves at 3 am to get to work...

designHER Momma said...

I wanna come shop your store, with my 18 screaming kids in tow. You game?

Kassie said...

Yikes woman! I've worked retail before, but somehow always managed to not be working on Black Friday. Good luck!!

Gwen said...

I worked retail one year during the holiday season. It was CRAZY!!! Good luck girl!! Sending you prayers that you make it through with your sanity. :) XOXO

Meg said...

Please don't kill me, but I'm going to be honest for a second: I miss working retail sometimes. And, you know, I really miss working retail on Black Fridays!

It was chaotic, scary, crazy and insane. During the years I worked first at a craft store (Michael's, if you have one nearby?) and then Borders, I often wanted to run away screaming. But there was something fun and fascinating about working on Black Friday because you knew it was going to be insane, and my coworkers would all bring delicious Thanksgiving desserts and leftovers, we'd chow down and commiserate...

Ah, the good ol' days.

But in all sincerity, good luck on Friday -- and have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't have these problems if you got a real job.

etta said...

I can't believe how early some stores open on black friday! I don't go shopping very early (if i go at all), but my aunt treats it like a sporting event.

Miss Southern Prep said...

Good luck! I hope you have a relaxing Thanksgiving before having to work on Black Friday!

Jane said...

Pumpkin ice cream and egg nog ice cream are 2 of my favorite things in the entire world!

Get your behind to OK because Braum's is fully stocked!!!

Angie said...

Good luck this holiday season! I used to work retail and now wonder how I did it for so many years!

Jenni said...

Hope all went well Sarah!! You're crackin me up with the bit about the pumpkin ice cream!! I've never heard of that... sound delish!! :)

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