Working in retail during the Christmas Season, my third, takes nerve, endurance and occasional fun and today we had fun.
Opened for the first day after the incredible snowstorm here in DC, we found ourselves so busy that it was hard to keep up with what had to be accomplished. We did however find time to pull off a stunt that had us falling off the chairs with cheer and Xmas spirit among our close working group.
Last Friday before the storm hit, UPS delivered a package to the store for one of the elegant ladies I'm so lucky to work with, who wasn't working that day. The package said it was perishable and should be opened immediately. Those of us in the store looked at each other wondering wether we should open the box to keep it from spoiling through the weekend. At this point we didn't know that a historic snowstorm was on the way and that we wouldn't be open for the weekend before Christmas.
So,,,we opened the box to find a lovely tin of individually wrapped cookies that would be fine through the New Year and we looked at each other and said, "Oh we have to do something fun here."
Looking around the store I spied a bowl of faux pears and it struck me. The box said, "Perishables." So we carefully took out the cookies and artfully, with beautiful tissue, placed the fake pears in the box. Very Harry and David mind you, and so they sat through an historic snowstorm til this morning.
Need I say more.
She opened the box and saw the beautiful tissue, wrapping these perfect pears.We sat there silently and cooed and ahhhed, waiting for her comments to erupt. It took a good six seconds after she opened the box and pulled out a fake pear for her to react.
Needless to say we laughed forever. A Merry Christmas to all co-workers. There are days we want to strangle each other and days we love each other. The latter was today.
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