Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm Considering Going Into Retail. Looks Easy

(A little coarse language)

From Harry and Paul, a British sketch comedy show.

And to think I've been making furniture all these years when I could have been fishing through dumpsters instead. Duh. 


chasmatic said...

Paper clip. Paper clips is the future.

Don't thank me. Free Advice is my middle name.

John The River said...

Off topic.

Did you see the story about firewood/woodpile thief's in neighboring NH? Not a few sticks, the entire two cords, a families fuel supply.

When I saw this story I thought about the picture you put up of your own woodpile. Got a dog?

leelu said...

How's the house lifting progressing, btw??

Casey Klahn said...

I worked retail for over a score, and this is spot on. Nobody listens to you, and if they do actually start to, then you can really mess with them. Not like this guy, who is a relative piker.

Fear the store.

Anonymous said...

Retail is hell. Even when you're selling something you care about, like I did when I worked at Barnes & Noble, it's hell.

The work is neither physically difficult nor intellectually taxing. The difficulties involve insane corporate planning and the emotional strain of having to let customers (still in the minority, thank goodness) act like jackasses without being able to verbally punch back.

Which makes it great training for learning about how to deal with people at their most petty, a valuable life skill.