Fall is on the calendar now,
and here in Michigan is surely has turned.
We went from 85 to 65 in a day.
Night temps down in the 50's.
Bob even turned on the heat.
Today a cold cold rain all day.
Rain we could have used in the Summer.
Today I wanted to show a bit of Fall
at the store.
More inventory came in today,
so after dinner we headed back to the store
to check it in.
I will post more pics of that later on.
Actually this is just a part of the Fall displays.
Also I was quite surprised to see another
Christmas box come in as well.
I have to pre-order all of my Christmas
in January, so when it all comes in
it is like opening up Christmas presents to me!
Yesterday I had a customer tell me she loves
to shop quaint little shops because of their
I also had a rude realtor wanting a gift
to present to her buyer.
It had to be something hunting related,
and they dont have a house.
I politely told her we are a river town,
and I only purchase water themed products.
"Well I have an hour to get something
and they are handing me a $12,000 check."
Again I politely said I am sorry, I dont
have what you are looking for.
She bought three candles and a large
When she left, I did say to myself,
well the witch sign fits her perfectly.
I also said maybe she should have bought something
days ago if she knew she had a closing.
I also had a customer tell our worker,
whomever purchases the merchandise
for this store does an amazing job.
That made me feel good.
I have been in the service industry for 46 years.
I have always told myself the customer
is always right. even though sometimes
I know they are not.
Even at work, I once had a customer
continue to swear at me.
I finally said,
Sir, if you swear at me one more time,
I m going to hang up on you.
He swore. I hung up.
He called me back and apologized.
We worked out his problem.
My dad always told me you can get more
flies with honey than vinegar.
Just be nice to others.
Working the store I know there will be days
where someone will come in and
not purchase anything.
There will be days when all they
want is to use the restroom.
I have come to expect it.
Its the rude ones that I dont understand.
Am always polite though.
I love my store and a few bad apples
are not going to spoil my fun.
I love talking to folks.
I even had a customer come in asking
if I had any more ghost stories.
We do have ghosts in our antique store,
and this is the time of year they tend to get
sorry for my long rant.
Am loving all of the Halloween shows
on Food Network now.
So many talented folks out there.
Well off to find a snack
and watch some tv.
Have a wonderful week friends!
Monday Evening Blessings To All!