i don’t have too, too much going on this week, so the timing is good for me to be nice!
yesterday, i had much fun completing r.a.o.k.#6…
wayyyy back when i was brainstorming potential possibilities for random acts of kindness, one idea i had was to go outside with a garbage bag (and rubber gloves) and pick up trash. this plan did not hold much appeal, really – it’s kinda gross to walk about and clean up other people’s tossed refuse [i bet you are wrinkling your nose right now at the very thought, too]. plus, i really do have to give credit to the city of waterloo and to the private commercial developments in my ‘hood – everyone keeps the parks and green areas remarkably tidy and litter-free.
the garbage idea morphed into something much better and right up my alley! -> i could go to a store and tidy an area in the women’s clothing department! why not put my professional skillz to use?! oh, now this idea jazzed me!
all the pieces of r.a.o.k.#6 fell into place perfectly: i needed to go up to conestoga mall (you will see why at the end of this post), so i decided that zellers women’s clothing could probably use a hand. the thought of cleaning up at old navy did cross my mind (have you ever seen their sale racks??) but i thought that i would likely attract more attention from *real staff* in old navy than in zellers – i wanted to fly under the radar as much as possible.
so, yesterday afternoon, i ventured into zellers. the store was very quiet, and there was barely a soul in women’s clothing.
i headed straight for the clearance racks:
[**please note that all of the following photos are un-retouched. i did not rearrange, stage or recreate any of the scenes, below**].
ohhh, my fingers started itching to get going when i saw this rack!
that did not take long! i moved around to the other side of the rack…
a haphazard waterfall of pants caught my eye…
i really would have liked to clip the pants like we do at the store (it looks neater to clip the insides of the material and do a bit of a wrap around the clips), but i thought i better keep the hanging system consistent with the rest of the pants section…
my goodness, but i could have spent hours more straightening and re-hanging! and it wasn’t just women’s clothing that was crying for some attention:
i had to stop, though. i was excited to move on to the other purpose of my zellers trip!
i really can’t blame zellers for the state of disarray of the store: when you offer low prices and large quantities, you have to cut costs somewhere, and obviously organizing clothing is a task that does not get high priority (compared to merchandising new inventory, restocking, putting up sale notices, etc).
i left the store, content with having completed my r.a.o.k., but i could not help thinking, in the words of jerry seinfeld…