Tales of a Depressed Retailer





Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves


This is obviously a Pokemon…

This is AMAZING!

Mother to her 7 year old daughter: Which color golf set do you want?
Daughter: BLUE!
Mother: okay, we'll take the blue set.
BOOM! A parent that doesn't care about gender marketing! So refreshing!
She didn't hesitate, or try to go with a different color. She clearly just wanted to get whatever her daughter wanted. Awesome.
How the Logic of "Friendzoning" Would Work If Applied in Other Instances:
*Man walks into a store and finds employee*
Man: Alright, I've had enough. Why haven't you guys hired me?!
Employee: Uh...well sir, when did you put in your application?
Man: I never filled out an application.
Employee: Well sir, we can't consider you for employment if you've never filled out an application.
Man: No, that's bullshit, because I've been coming here for years now, and every single time I tell you all how much I love this store and how much I appreciate your customer service, unlike some of your other customers might I add!
Employee: Well, but that doesn't-
Man: AND I even told you that I didn't have a job!
Employee: But sir, that doesn't indicate to us that you would like a job at our store. And again, if you've never filled out an application, we can't consider you. Besides, we're not hiring.
Man: OH! Not hiring, HA! What a laugh. I see your store go through seasonal workers all the time. They come and go like nothing, but you won't consider me as a part-time employee even though I KNOW you've been looking for workers to fill positions? That's insane!
Employee: Sir, we've been looking to hire a few people for management positions. Do you have any management experience?
Man: Well no, but what does that matter?
Employee: ...Well sir, that's what we're looking for. You won't be suitable for the position without management experience.
Man: Oh that's such a load of crap. You know, you'll be waiting around a long time for a manager if you don't lower your standards a little. Who cares if someone knows how to manage a store? I LOVE this store and I'm willing to work here, that's all that should matter to you.
Employee: That...doesn't make any sense.
Man: NO! I'm done. This is over. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
Man: Fuck you, slut.
"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"


When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

This gave me chills all over.


Being good to each other is so important, guys.


This is me blogging to you all lol


It’s called being a friend!!

Side note…

My brother was fired today….by our aunt…

A month before his 32nd birthday.


I can honestly say…I love my job.

Looking back on the last few months, the main reason I hated my job so much was because of a couple managers I had to work for.

Being a manager at a different location now, I LOVE IT. I love the employees, I love the other managers, and I can deal with the customers. It feels like a family. I feel like I’ve progressed more in 1 month here than I did in the last year there.

I try (and believe I have succeeded) so hard not to bring in any attitude from outside the building into work. I have been so upbeat towards everyone, and even though it is so exhausting to do that for me, I feel like it’s so important to the morale of the store that managers be positive. I hated dealing with managers that were so easily annoyed with just having to do their job. I don’t ever want to be the reason one of my cashiers cries in the breakroom. I swear I will NEVER be that manager.

"Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won."
-Nigel Lythgoe, sytycd

Love it!