Thursday, May 2, 2013
Today Was Friday, Tomorrow is Monday
Yesterday was really slow but today wasn't so bad. A friend came by and bought a mattress and box springs set from me. We wrapped it up and tied it to the roof of his truck. It was a little hairy when we had to lift the queen size mattress on top of his vehicle but thank goodness I am scrawng. (scrawny but strong)
I work by myself three days a week and for the most part feel comfortable and safe. When I don't feel comfortable I just lie to reassure my safety.
My very first day alone my very first customer walked in and looked like an axe murderer. Have you ever seen the old movie "The Burbs" with Tom Hanks? Remember the Klopecks?
I answered "Yes, it's just me and the stock guy". I started to add Mongo is in the back bench pressing sofas." Remember Blazing Saddles?
Every day I have gained more confidence and after my first scare have felt totally at ease. I'm keeping Mongo the stock guy comment for future reference.
It's crazy, the people who walk in and think are just passing time sometimes are your best buyers. It was right before closing tonight and a woman walked in, asked me where the twin mattresses were and in five minutes picked one out and we were tying it onto the roof of her car ten minutes later. Thank goodness Massey always comes up to hang out with me the last hour.
We hoisted it atop her vehicle and used at least fifty feet of twine to tie it down.
I'm not making more money than I was just being a server but I'm not making less and my stress level has decreased tremendously. Once I get the hang of this truly think I can make some serious money.
I'll always have Mongo in the back stock room!
Massey has twenty something days til graduation.
No one said life would be easy and so far they are right. I feel better having two part time jobs instead of one relentless one. I can catch my breath and the mix is nice.
Tomorrow I go back to serving, which I can do on auto pilot.
Seems crazy I am over fifty and starting a new job. I must truly be a "Golden Girl."
Thank YOU for being a friend!
Til next time...COTTON
PS Read the "A Game of Thrones" Excellent read!