I could go on a rant about how the people that run the mall I work at stupid, selfish and I hate them but I’m just going to say this:
FUCK YOU FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT OPENING TODAY. EVEN if I could get to work (and I can’t because my road hasn’t been plowed and it’s still snowing) nobody needs to be fucking shopping today. End of story. Fuck you mall. I’m not risking my life to make you a few fucking dollars.
HOPEFULLY my stores district manager tells us we don’t have to open. This is fucking insanity.
So I had one of the weirdest things happen to me at work today. It makes the top 5 weirdest moments of my retail career.
So I work at Teavana as some of you may know. The company is known for being pushy but my store is pretty laid back. For the most part we try to only be helpful and not pushy before anyone yells at me about that.
So this couple walk into the store, I talk to them briefly about a few things and then I leave them be. I’m pretty good at picking up on when a customer wants to be left alone but I really thought they were listening to me.
The husband is looking at the cast iron, so I start talking about the pots. He nods his head and then he picks up one of the cups.
“Hold this for a second” he says. So I take the cup in my palm, “No like you’re going to drink out of it.” So I do that. He tells me to do the same with another cup AND THEN HE WALKS AWAY.
He looks at another teapot for about two seconds and then leaves the store without another word, WITH ME STILL HOLDING THE CUPS.
I was beyond confused
Getting free stuff from work almost makes it worth it all. Today I got a bunch of tea, a glass tumbler, and a tea set that was slightly damaged and all I had to do was glue it back together.
Almost. Retail is sucking the life out of me.
So I really love my new tea pot. That was a gift for me from myself. I broke the free teapot I got from work in July so it was time for an upgrade anyway.
I don’t really like any of the ceramic teapots anyway, I adore the dragon (what I bought) and the koi fish (someday before I quit I’ll own) pots.
Also Teavana is pretty much giving away tea. It’s CRAZY. I don’t want to go to work tomorrow if people are as mean as they were today.
I don’t think they realize how pushy some Teavana stores are and they should be nicer to us because we’re really not that pushy.
I’m so tired and grumpy right now.
I’m in a better mood since I bought my cast iron teapot from work half off. It’s a copper color and has a dragon on it. Using a return and a gift card I got Muse’s new album on vinyl for free too.
Seriously today was hell tho.
It’s obvious people had a cup of stupid with their breakfast this morning.
There were three of the WORST behaved children in my store today. Not only did they make a HUGE mess with the tea samples, one of them popped one of the display blooming tea balls in their mouth and spit it out on the floor.
The father told their grandfather “It’s hard to watch all three of them” as the grand father had to run back to the store that a sweater attached to one of the hell spawns jackets by accident.
If you can believe it there was more havoc that they wreaked, but I don’t want to type it all.
Some people shouldn’t have kids.
I need to get out of retail.
I got half a pound of Youthberry tea from work today since the package was damaged in shipping.
I’m running out of space for tea.
It’s really awkward being hit on at work.
Especially when you can’t shake them and you’re ya know trying to do your job.
I’m sure he was nice, he wasn’t bad looking either BUT SERIOUSLY!! Work is the worst time to hit on someone.
I can’t just tell you to take a flying leap since I’m at work with my fake retail smile on. I Have to be polite.
Sometimes I wish the kids who have nothing better to do with their pathetic lives than go to the mall and harass the employees would fall down the escalator.
Or go play in traffic or something.
Seriously, you’re not funny and I don’t get paid enough to deal with you.