A dear friend of mine from the Western Sizzler I got fired from came by to visit me today at work. Actually she is the one who told me to start a blog. Big shout out and thanks to Lisa! While she was there I sold a table with four chairs and a leather swivel chair to a woman who wasn't in the store fifteen minutes...my kind of sale! She's having it delivered tomorrow so I only had to roll it all out to the pick up area. I was telling my friend how I only made commission once products left the store therefore try to make them take it with them if it will fit.
(I've told this story before but I'm a repeater by nature so bear with me.) I told my friend about a woman who came in when I first started working alone. Number one, who goes to buy a queen size mattress driving a Camry? Well this woman did. Massey happened to come by as I was finishing the sale. I asked the woman if she wanted to take it with her? In broken English she asked how and I told her we'd just tie it to the roof of her car. Massey helped me load the mattress and roll it out, hoist it onto her tiny vehicle and I went back inside for some twine. We had the woman roll down her windows and that was the last time she helped us. She just stood off to the side. No problem. I wanted that commission and where there is a will there is a way. I didn't tell her I had never tied a mattress down before but with Massey on one side and me on the other we got all busy with the twine and had that sucker strapped down in no time. Then Massey asked how the woman was going to get back in her car? We had wound the twine through the open windows and over the roof with the doors shut. I shushed Massey and we unwound it, opened the doors and rewound it.
"There you go!" I proudly announced to my customer. I told her to drive off kinda of fast to make sure the mattress didn't fly up from the front. She looked at me kind of funny but got in her car and took off. The mattress didn't move so I gave her two thumbs up and yelled "Drive slow!"
Never heard back from her so assume we did a pretty good job.
I managed to shove a writing desk and chair into the back of a Dodge Durango yesterday and once even loaded a king size bed, mattress and box springs into and on top of a Suburban.
I've goofed up a bit along the way, made some mistakes but have all in all done okay with this new job. (I think) I like it, it's hard sometimes but I've never been one to shy away from a challenge. Other times it's slow and have some "Me Time" something I've missed greatly. I get all my work caught up and when no one is in the store pick out a comfy chair and read.
Tomorrow I pick up a serving tray again. It's like I'm living a double life...but at least I'm living!
On another note, Ziggy's "Birth mom" had pups again and my friend finally posted a video of the pups. OMG...if I had enough land I would take all of them! Ziggy is the best worst dog we've ever had and love the little guy. He's the happiest dog I've ever met and even when he does something wrong, he's awfully proud of his handiwork and with tail waging has a huge smile on his face that is simply hard to resist.
So here's a recap of my week. Got my dryer vent cleared. Got my new/used dryer installed. Sold furniture like a boss. Brought home eight loads of free sod and covered all bare spots in my front yard. Actually have the house pretty clean, cooked dinner twice and don't have to be at work til five on Friday.
Hopefully it won't rain tomorrow and can ride ole Johnny Boy up to the front of the subdivision and cut it before work to make another sixty bucks.
I'm turning in early and waking up early. You never know how much time, how many minutes or even seconds you have left.
Strike while the iron is hot!
As a side note, if any one knows of a job in logistics, freight or trucking please let me know. My husband Tim is a great worker, been in the business for over twenty years and looking for a job.
Just thought I'd throw it out there, they say it's all about networking and I have had over 72,000 hits on my blog. Never hurts to ask!
Til next time...COTTON