Thoughts Every Retail Worker Has On Black Friday

Thoughts Every Retail Worker Has On Black Friday

Why you should be thankful that you don't work in retail this holiday season.

I have worked in retail for most of my college career. It really makes me thankful that I am in college and will someday not have to endure the agony that is working at a department store on Black Friday. But for the time being, that agony is reality. Here are some things that every retail is thinking (but are not allowed to say) on the dreaded Black Friday:

1. "No, I have absolutely no idea where that is. We sell a million products here, how would I know where the baby socks are?"
2. "Where did some of those coupons even come from?! I'm pretty sure you typed up some of these yourself."

3. "Maybe if I follow the mad rush out the door and leave no one will notice"

4. "I should've worn more comfortable shoes."

5. "Yes that is on sale. Everything is on sale today, it is Black Friday."

6. "I'm positive that this line is long enough for me to be here the rest of the week."

7. "I know that shirt wasn't on the $2 rack, but I am just going to let you have it because you're being difficult."


9. "I just spent 30 minutes folding those shirts and if you so much as look at them I am going to lose it."

10. "Why aren't these people at home spending time with their loved ones eating turkey right now?"

11. "I think I am going to have to sleep for two whole days to make up for being awake at this time."

12. "It is not my fault that this cash register isn't working."

13. "No I am not sorry that I am taking forever to ring up your things because I have been here since two a.m. and I am very tired."

14. "Are these deals even any better than the ones you can get at normal hours of the day??"

15. "Why are you okay with standing in line for two hours to buy five shirts that aren't even that great of a deal?"

16. "I'm sure that if you bought this tomorrow at a regular price the world would keep on turning."
17. "It is also not my fault that your coupon isn't scanning."

18. "Your coupon isn't scanning because it is expired... and no we do not accept expired coupons."

19. "I haven't eaten in two hours, and even though I just consumed three helpings of Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, I am still hungry."

20. "I just done with my break but am already ready for another one."

21. "Please stop trying to make small talk with me about how terrible it is to work on Black Friday. Trust me, I already know."

22. "Don't talk to me while I am trying to quickly bag your items, you are distracting me!!"

23. "I wish I could be buying useless items for not-even-that-great-deals right now."

24. "When I get home I am going to eat a couple more helpings of Thanksgiving dinner."

25. "If I get home and find that someone ate that last piece of pumpkin pie I am not going to be happy."
26. "I think I might actually be dying."

27. "Maybe I could fake sick right now and they'll send me home."

28. "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

29. "I only have three hours left and quite frankly, I don't know if I can make it."

30. "I am calling off on Black Friday next year.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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6 Ways To Start Pre-Gaming Your Summer Plans Today

A few ways to help you prepare for summer.


Summer is coming sooner rather than later and we all need to get ready for it.

1. Start making trip plans now.


If you are wanting to do a getaway over the summer, I would suggest starting to plan for the trip now. The closer you get to the time in which you want to go, the higher the prices of plane tickets and rooms go up. Also planning ahead gives you the chance to pinpoint exactly how you want to spend your trip and not waste your time. Nothing is worse than going on a trip and being stuck at the hotel the whole time because you have no idea what is our there for you to do.

2. Buy sunscreen.

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Do you really want to end up like her? I don't think so. Even if you are the type of person with the mentality that you will only be out in the sun for a short period of time, it doesn't matter. We all need sunscreen. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and we need to take care of it. Think of it this way, do you want to have sunspots when you're old? Or would you rather maintain your youthful appearance for as long as you can?

3. Find a new hobby.


Let's be honest here for a minute, the majority of us do absolutely nothing over summer break and feel no guilt for it. I have done this several times over the years, and I now look back and realize all the time I wasted not learning or doing something new. If you are working full-time, have summer school, or a summer internship this does not apply to you unless you have the time to do so.

For the rest of y'all, get up and learn something. Learn how to knit. Take a kickboxing class. Try out new hiking places. Start learning another language, or continue practicing the one you learned in school at places where the language is commonly used. Get outside of your comfort zone!

4. De-stress and dispose.

You are so close to summer sometimes it stresses you out trying to get everything done. You need to realize that summer isn't going anywhere and you will get there eventually. Take a deep breathe and keep going. What I like to do is start throwing out the paperwork from this semester that I know I will never use again, don't want, and papers that I don't plan on using for the upcoming final. Disposing of those papers helps me visualize that the semester is almost over.

5. Buy a new swimsuit.


Before you go out and buy a bunch of new swimsuits, try your old ones on first and see if they fit. Sometimes you just need a new top to match the bottoms that you already have or vice versa. Also, if you know that you are not going to buy a swimsuit for the pool or beach several times throughout the summer, don't waste your money on a new swimsuit. The one from last year that you never wore will do just fine.

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The simplest way to understand it is no saving = no money to spend during summer. If you have all kinds of different trips and things you want to do that cost a fee, it would be wise to start saving up for all of your other expenses that you would normally have to pay per month like insurance, phone, or a car payment. I will be in the car payment category since I just bought a new one a few weeks ago.

That being said, my first car payment is due the week I am in New York. I don't want my New York money to be used for a car payment, so I've been taking extra shifts at work to compensate. I have also started going through my closet and selling the items I don't want anymore. There are several resale stores and places online for you to sell your unwanted clothes and other items to put some extra cash in your pocket.

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