I know, I know, I posted earlier that by some miracle I had Black Friday off. Turns out when I was looking at my schedule that I wasn’t paying enough attention to detail.
I missed an AM when it should have read a PM. So I went in at close 8pm Thanksgiving night and was there through 5am Black Friday morning. Still not too shabby if I do say so.
I spent half my shift prepping for open with absolutely no customers in the building, pretty nice. Then the last half just flew right by. The bad part was that I didn’t get a nap in before work so I was pretty much exhausted by the end of the stay. I was taking in two 5hr energies, plenty of caffeine and sugar to keep me going that morning >>.
One general question came to my mind while I was ringing up a never-ending run of people…”what in the world are you going to do with with 10 $1 fleece scarves, are they really that awesome a gift item?”
OH, and my life almost got threatened outside the doors without me even knowing it. You see, there’s a couple of other employees i work with who people get confused with me all the time. We’re like the triplets of the store for strangers who don’t know us well enough to know we look nothing alike lol.
Anyway, one of my said triplets left the store at close Thanksgiving night and apparently his ride hit another person’s car, and when the ensuing mob standing outside in the cold saw it, prepared to argue with him. He’s one who tends to speak first, think later, and used a number of colorful descriptors.
My boss-lady comes in around 11pm and tells me that she got approached outside and told her this story, and said I was the one who did it! Eek!
We got it all figured out, but for a while I thought that once those doors opened…folks weren’t going to head for the fleece or coats, they were going to head for me. *hides*
After work, I did walk down to Best Buy briefly to see if they still had some of the DVDs I wanted on sale. And I managed to snag all three, the store was relatively empty by 5am and so it was very stress-free. My store had still been bustling and super-busy in comparison.
Harry Potter pt 2, SuckerPunch, and XMen: First Class BluRays, and a clip-light for my Kindle once I get it in the mail. All for around $36, I was pretty happy with that to round out my experience.
I then proceeded to head home and get some much needed sleep. How was your Black Friday gang?