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Old 03-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #3081
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Customers... for a laugh.

A secondhand story told to me. While liquidating, our store is also selling the fixtures. A lady was asking one of our people about the quads (aka the usual four-armed clothing racks that make up much of the floor in many/most clothing stores).

Like this one, but ours have more holes up each side and tend to have wheels.
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She asked how you use it and was told that you just push the button in (from a hole) and you can pull the bar up/out to adjust the height of the arm, letting the button pop back out a hole to set in place.

Then she asked, "Well how do you know which hole to put it in?"

Just pick one?? Adjust them all to the same height you want??

I fear for the fact that she probably was allowed to drive to our store... If you can't operate a clothing rack, you have no business even driving!


Second story...

It was either another women or the same one, as she possibly matched the description of the woman in the previous story, but either she or someone else was later grilling people over the mannequins. (First me - which I do not handle these sales and kept trying to inform her of where she needed to go to speak to someone about them.)

The majority of the mannequins are the plastic headless sort. She asked "What about the heads?" Apparently, because hats. As if she thought they were supposed to come with heads, even though there is, to any even just moderately smarter, somewhat more observant person, clearly no way to attach one!

My god. While it is in one way funny, people that are THAT lacking in awareness and the most basic attention to detail are so irritating.


Then there was the other girl who was certain that she needed a manger specifically to walk around with her while she look at fixtures, give her prices on demand, expecting I believe to try to get discounts, all while she speaks to her husband on the phone as if they thought they were some kind of special VIP buyers of old retail fixtures.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #3082
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This was a couple of days ago, but we found out that our daughter's adoptive family is coming down to visit in April. They are going to a relative's wedding, and they are going to come see us while they are down here. And I recently ordered a belly-dancing outfit online, in hopes of learning some dance moves, for when she gets here. Want to do a mother-daughter duet when she visits- she is in dance classes, and also dances in competitions. Can't wait!
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:47 PM   #3083
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That's awesome, Duckie !



I got to hang out with a new friend today.

She has a big house and a large backyard, so she had goats, chickens, and ducks I could meet.

So of course I got to hold the chickens ! At least two of the three, one of them wasn't into it.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:01 PM   #3084
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D&D night was a success as no one died

And the SH Figuarts Bodychan black version action figure came in the mail today so I could finally make my Karai "custom", had to do some fixing to attach Karai's head to the body and I gave her some red gloved hands from a Figma figure.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:42 PM   #3085
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I finally beat an area of a game I was having trouble on.

And now I'm pretty sufficiently close to the end of the game.

...Now I need to get the freaking minecart on the right track
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:56 PM   #3086
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I finally beat an area of a game I was having trouble on.

And now I'm pretty sufficiently close to the end of the game.

...Now I need to get the freaking minecart on the right track
Lemme guess... Myst, or one of its sequels, or something like it?
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:59 PM   #3087
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Obduction, still. Which is by the same company. And has a lot of the same bullsh*t, like overly complicated puzzles.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:24 AM   #3088
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upgraded all monitors to 32"s.

was going to go 4K. but there are no good 4k pc dvd players yet.

42 is wayy to big.

27 seems smaller after you get used to 32.

god, first world problems indeed.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:07 AM   #3089
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Got off work early today! Kind of glad, since it gives me time to hunt for some new pants. My current pair have developed holes where the stuff in my pockets wore through the outer material when I have to lean out the window at the drive through to reach those idiots who park too far away. First world issues, I know, but....

As a side note, only one week until the jr duckie comes to visit!! So happy we finally get to see her after 8 years. I have even been looking for a good song we can dance to together, and plan to show her the pics of me and my mom when we both took dance classes. We are going out to eat with them while they are here, and I told my mom in case she wants to see her too.
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:31 PM   #3090
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In a bittersweet happy, I got my two foster cats into the adoption center today. And then met two different cats that were so, so tempting to bring home.

One ten year old black cat with brown spots in one eye, who was the biggest, fluffiest cat I've ever seen. She was huge.

And the other was a tortie with one eye and crinkly-curled up ears who acted really disappointed when we had to stop petting her to put my two cats in the kennel.


Finally, one of our cats at home who was unwell last night and some of today seems to be doing better. He didn't budge much when I petted him during the day, but just now he was up and about. Which is good.
The trouble is he's been worse off than our oldest cat as of late. Who I'm still pretty certain of calling the "Betty White" of our cats.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:25 PM   #3091
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Store finally closed for good today. Was a fast three crazy months. But it was nice seeing some old former employees stop in today to visit the place one last time and come say hi to those of us still there.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:58 PM   #3092
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I saw some apartment rooms with my boyfriend today. And while it's probably a bit too expensive for us, it's a start.

Just for fun, we looked at ideas for furniture.

And to top it off, I'm going to talk to my cousin about being an intern at the local museum she runs in Ohio. In retrospect, "internship" "local museum" and "Ohio" sounds really boring all combined together, but I think it will be great for me (and my portfolio.)

Plus, it might give me an excuse to take my boyfriend on an airplane for the first time.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #3093
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A plus side to your store closing and having to literally dismantle everything - like literally taking every cabinet, display, etc apart, breaking the frigging clothing racks into pieces... I did not expect this - is scavenging for stuff you can take home.

I'm surprised we haven't found much in the way of lost money and loose change. (The best I've done is a a dime and a few pennies, though the guy moving the fine jewelry counters found a dollar and some change adding up to over $2. AND gold earrings, from that dept.) Although looking through all the lost/separated bits and pieces of cheaper jewelry under displays and in a drawer below it, I've at least come up with a number of pairs of earrings and three rings. All cheap stuff, but hey, it's freebies that would just be thrown out otherwise.

And a whole bunch of more office supply type stuff was up for the taking today, so we got to go through all that and I ended up bringing home a bunch of organizer bins, Sharpie markers, the cork board from HR, etc. Even found a nice mid size metal bucket in one of the many storage closets.

Heck, even one of the display pieces I'd wanted (albeit I wish there were two) turned up and ended up with it free, rather then the $40 a piece they were when I missed out before.


Also... The people who bought the large safe from the fine jewelry counter, which I was told weighs at least a couple thousand pounds (thank god someone bought it, I'm not sure what WE would have managed to do with it!) came to get it today. Around 3pm we're all pretty much worn out and have given up doing much of anything...and everyone is just kind of hanging around watching these people try to get this safe, because as the buyer, it's entirely up to them to take it out. (They actually managed to get it outside, but too bad I was leaving before they got it somehow up into their truck... I'm not quite sure how well that would pan out with the ramps they had. Hopefully no one got hurt.)

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Old 04-12-2018, 06:45 PM   #3094
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Got off work a bit early today, which was good because it gave me a chance to get a few things ready for when the "duckling" comes to visit tomorrow. That's right, tomorrow is the big day! So happy to finally get to see her again! It's been eight years, and she was so young then that she doesn't remember us. So it will be like meeting for the first time.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:10 PM   #3095
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Aww, congrats Duckie ! It's so cool you're getting this opportunity!
And who knows, maybe once she gets older, you'll have more chances. Maybe even after she's old enough to fly on her own.


I just got some further clarification on my own "family reunion". That being spending four months in Ohio helping my cousin with the Baltimore Community Museum, which she's the director of. She asked me to be an intern designer for her.

So, not only will I get to be with that side of my family waaaay longer than I ever have before, but it will also give me some actual professional experience that can go in a resume and portfolio. And I'll finally get to meet my cousin's little boy. He's fifteen months old now .

The big thing is that I'm starting in two weeks.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #3096
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Waffles.
Tonight's dinner consisted of home-made savory waffles with a very tall glass of some very nice red wine.

Just what I needed.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #3097
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What...kind of red wine?

I imagine it would be tricky to pair with waffles. But I can kind of see how it would work.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:24 AM   #3098
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I've not had savory waffles but something savory with Red would likely be a happy maker to me too.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #3099
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The weather finally being awesome on this side. We waited frigging long enough, that's for sure.

Although it's a little annoying that almost the first 1/3rd of spring ends up wasted still so chilly and well below normal most days, and suddenly now nature is like, "Screw it, lets do SUMMER!" and hit the low 80s. Can't really complain, love the low 80s, just wish spring still existed.



Happy maker... when shipping looks like it's going to be really quick (like two days) now that Amazon sent it out.

Although, it says arriving my 8pm tomorrow, but...that's Sunday. Hm. Curious how that is going to work since it's coming by USPS. Maybe they'll drop it off at the local Amazon and they'll bring it to me by one of their own vans? I've seen Amazon vans in the area once in a great while, but I figured that was just stuff that came from the local facility in the first place.



Bonus for making me laugh - Saw on Amazon women's lace trimmed "boxer briefs" (though I think these actually qualify more as boy shorts) that have... pockets. "Deep Side Pockets on both sides that are large enough to hold a phone."

Hang on, I need to get my phone.

*makes it awkward by digging into her pants for it*

Yeah... maybe a pad or tampon would be better kept in those pockets. Or money you don't need to remove publicly. Some of the colors/patterns are kinda cute, but not for $30 a pair!

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Old 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM   #3100
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Finally Supernatural is back today, season probably nearing the end in the US, but we have it. Wouldn't mind Lucifer too UK please.
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