in store memo said "let's have fun this weekend!" to officemax, apparently "fun" equals wearing a sports team shirt or uniform and sneakers instead of regular officemax attire. i have no team anything, though my brother and i found these OBNOXIOUS fuschia socccer uniforms at value village. over the last year, we've found three of them plus one in an equally obnoxious teal. i decided to wear it as a sports uniform.
so i'm at work in this lovely satin shirt and walking around, greeting customers. as the district manager and district loss prevention lady were also there, i heard them going up and down the aisles asking everyone 'need help finding anything?' now, if i'm shopping and i'm asked if i'm finding everything i need repeatedly every 30 seconds, i'm going to become irritated (or paranoid that i'm incompetent or that they think i'm stealing, the more likely emotion), so i just walked around saying "hello!" and smiling at everyone. (those of you that linger on every word i ever write or remember every thing that i have ever said will remember that once last year when the loss prevention lady was there when i was exhausted and ill beyond ill, that she talked to the manager about my 'nasty attitude', saying that i need to be taught to at least greet every single customer within talking distance with a hello.) after a few laps around the store and a gazillion VERY odd looks, i realized that my nametag had flipped over, so there was NO way that you could tell that i worked there. so here i am, some weird VERY badly dressed lady with a line across her forehead (i put a cap on my hairdye during the formenting process, and the indent from the cap stayed VERY purple-ey across my forehead for almost the entire evening) walking around and yapping "hi! hi! hi! hi! hi!" to every person i see.
speaking of very badly dressed... after that incident, i ended up behind a register for the entire evening. i realized later that you can't tell from the front of my shirt that it's a team shirt of any kind, really, and it truly looked like i just forgot my uniform and really just dressed extremely badly. coupled with the fact that i was the only one to dress up (other than roxana, who was in a kc chiefs shirt)... ah, yesh.
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