Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Will Not Follow The Road To Perdition

Maybe my chi was not centered today. Maybe the stars were not aligned properly. I woke up in good spirits and I left for work in good spirits. I got to work and I got screamed at by a man who was an asshole. Seriously, he defines the word. I always forget how people are during the holidays. I mean it. Every single year it's a huge surprise to me how jerky and rude and self-centered people are at this time of year. They become irate and bitchy for no reason and, apparently, retail is the place to bring that kind of attitude. Then, I locked the keys in the cash office at 9p.m. That's the time of night when I need to be closing the store down and for some reason it just wasn't working for me. Thankfully, another manager ending up answering her phone and she was able to come to the store and unlock the door. ARG!

I know I can trust you, my readers. I know that I can trust you will not be mean to anyone in ANY retail store, no matter the circumstances. Especially, don't yell at someone because you feel you are "entitled to something". THAT DOESN'T WORK. Nobody is entitled to anything. Ever. Be as nice as you can be and you will be surprised how much people will be willing to do for you. This is the beginning of my annual "Holiday Spirit" talk, so if you don't want to read from this point on, I understand.

This time of year is a reminder that we should be kinder to one another and give back to people. That doesn't mean you should do that selectively, but hold that feeling with you in all aspects of your life. If someone's having a hard time or being given a hard time, give them a break. Do something to help them or constructively educate them, not berate them. Please remember that even if you don't celebrate any particular religion or this time of year doesn't have a spiritual meaning to you, it doesn't mean you're exempt from polite behavior. Please remember that we are all on this planet together and no matter the circumstances we know each other or how well or little we know one another you've touched someone's life. Make it meaningful,but not painful. Please.

Now, I will move on from this because I've been holding it in all day. Now, I will show you some of my Halloween costume.

Okay, so it's a portion of my costume. I was supposed to be a butterfly and it didn't work out how I wanted it to. I found this tutorial to create some butterfly wings. It's a great tutorial and very easy to do. I promise. But.......I wanted to make these (after clicking the link I realized you see the homepage and not the wings I wanted, but I can't get it to work, so just imagine). I had my heart set on them and I messed them up. Currently, it's too late for me to show you the final outcome of my wings and my husband is sleeping so I can't exactly sneak into the bedroom to see if they're there. I will let you know that some people thought I was a fly or an insect of some sort. Someone even thought I was the Angel of Death. Yeah. But the best part was walking all over the store and people seeing my pinwheels spin as I walked. Wouldn't you know it, it was a very windy day that day. :)

1 comment:

Kristine said...

LOL! loooove the whirligigs! I don't get that "angel of death" feeling at all.