Saturday, March 8, 2014

Live! From my front room it's Saturday Night!

Ya know about the only good thing about my daily commute is while traveling south towards home, you come around a certain bend in the highway and suddenly you see the Boston skyline. It's like seeing Oz in the distance. After a tedious 30 mile drive I know I'm 5 minutes from my driveway. That's the best part of my day. It's the new job location and the location it's self. Even though I am dealing with an upper income clientele they really haven't been a problem. I did a bit of counter work today and I had a young couple ask me for turkey.
"Sure what kind would you like?"
They turned and stared at each other seemingly dumbfounded. We have upwards of 30 turkey's alone.
 They looked like two chickens trying to hypnotize each other.
I finally said, "Here this is a very nice one and it's at a sale price. Just plain turkey. No honey, no smoked, no Cajun, no bacon..."
They seemed relieved. All this perplexity over what kind of turkey sandwich they wanted.

The store itself, "the store of the future", I come to find out is really a store of the compromise. It turns out the town looked at the plans and said "You don't have enough parking."

The compromise, the most of the first floor, which was to be for back room stock, was eliminated and became under store parking. The result is a crowded, cramped store. We have to bring our stock out through swinging doors, not from the back of the store, but from the front, right in front of the cash registers. People trying to leave with their shopping carts, other people milling around and you with a big dolly, stacked to the top trying not to kill yourself or anybody else. Then there's the silly escalators, one for the person and one for the shopping cart. I've been at this location for about a month and the shopping cart escalator has already broken down once. That was fun.

Last blog was a little weird. All the comments I got were from people I don't know. They were all very nice, just odd not really knowing any of them.

84 days till...

Now it's time for a frozen fudgy treat.

I'm outta here.


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    1. Ps: now following you by the Google Friend connection thingy. Have a goodnight:-)

  2. You had me at frozen fudgy treat! I love your sharing of customers antics.
    Love the header photo. Also the Martha gardens photo. I always wondered what Oz looked like over the horizon.
    I missed your last post. I must check the strangers ;-)

  3. Wow Paul, I sent you some new readers but Rag Doll Mommy is a new one for me. I will have to go visit her!
    Your new header is spectacular!!
    84 days seems like a long time but it will be here before you know it!
    I am heading back now to check the strangers. Stay safe!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I laughed about the couple ordering turkey. Too funny. Hey my sympathy is with you because of that long drive. I drove 20 miles to work for 5-7 days a week for 30 years....I swear it seemed like a 120 when it would snow or be foggy....I hated driving in nasty weather. Still hate, just try not to do it.LOL What is happening in 84 days????vacation?? Bless your heart, here I am counting the days till spring...although we have had a warm up . Thank God for the sunshine. Take care and stay safe.xoxo,Susie

  5. Cannon Mountain what a stunning sight to be hold. Wow.
    A long drive to work Paul , managing it very well I must say.
    Your customers crack me up loved to see the look on their faces .lol.
    Take care