yes, i am feeling all christmas all the time. and that is good because christmas comes but once a year!
i bring my christmas game face to the store, too. this weekend, we saw an influx of shoppers – woo hoo! i can’t tell you how much fun it is to run around and help people find gifts. [i enjoy the thrill of shopping, then the customer gets the joy of paying – haha!]. if you feel like this guy:
…a retail job really is no place for you, at this time of year!
my manager, paul, and i have worked together at the store for almost six years, now. i’ve joked for a long time that if he ever leaves, i’m going, too, because we get along so well, and paul is awesome to work for. but, now that i also work at theOTHERstore, i have a second manager: nicole. and, i absolutely love working with her, as well. we have similar organizational styles, things that stress us out, and an adoration of paper products. plus….nicole is a christmas freak! [and i mean that as a compliment!].
you can imagine my glee when i walked into theOTHERstore and was greeted by these scenes:
and in the back room…
and that is not all!
~ nicole has the radio set at the station that plays nothing but christmas carols 24/7
~ she has organized a secret santa gift exchange for all of us staff!
now: before i arrived for my shift, i had already decided it was time to start looking xmas-y:
sooo….nicole has set the bar quite high…but, bwah hahaha!!! i still have ideas up my sleeve…
[i bet nicole will do festive nails…to up the ante, i would need to get my nails done…]
between you and me, i bet nicole has not yet laid all of her (christmas) cards on the table…i’m going to call it now: i predict she will set up a santa bowl with mini-candy canes for the customers! mark my words!
what would you buy someone in a $10 secret santa gift exchange? i totally scored with the name i received, thanks to the luck of the draw! i already have at least 8 1/2 ideas of what to buy this person! how to choose???!…