Black Friday went very well!. My company hit goal and everyone stayed safe. 12 hours on my feet, checking receipts, peering at security cameras and directing customers took a toll on me. When I finally checked myself in the mirror my eyes were red.
This job is really cool. We had the 5 Hour Energy girls come through and give us all their little bottles followed by the very lovely Red Bull ladies who carried in the big, tall tans just for us associates! I love being surrounded by the merchandise and even more so I love that each member of the staff is on the level (you have to be relatively intelligent to fix computers and sell technology). I can actually talk to people. It's like everyone speaks the same, connected language. I've never worked in such an amazing place, before.
Also, I got my name badge today. It revealed my advancement to the keepsake level and they're investing in me long-term. When I listen in on the gossip, they're buzzed on the fact that I picked up on tasks so quickly and everyone seems to like what they see. I'm glad, because I really like them, too.
Josh and Brad are getting along well. It's good to see Josh again, and a little funny, too, because he's something of a daredevil placed into a domestic environment. Our little dog, Gigi, keeps getting closer and closer to him, trying hard to kiss his face. We're offering our love and trying not to be too lame for him – at least, I am. He's pretty bad-ass compared to me and I've been keeping the Britney Spears music to my earphones because I'm worried that if Josh heard that shit he might puke and start slashing at his arms to distract himself.
I feel like I'm definitely getting through this holiday season. I'm doing my best, putting in a few good punches. I am not afraid to take a metal chair upside Frosty the Snowman's big head. I'm not backing down. I will win against this time of year.