Survived Another Holiday

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Christmas itself was actually kind of fun this year. Had more customers Christmas eve than what I wanted, but still not enough to stay open. And Boxing Day was too quiet considering the day it was. I’m not sure how my other stores did, but man was I quiet. I’ve worked retail for years, and the holidays have never been my favourite. I stretched myself too thin this year with hours at work though, so come the new year, I’m going to try and relax again. 

Stealing more pictures from my friend overseas

I did the Christmas eve shift by myself. My boss was celebrating his 32nd birthday, so I took the shift. Made sense to me, and if I didn’t have enough customers by three in the afternoon then I was allowed to leave early. Spoiler, didn’t see enough people! I got home about half after three which was nice. My amazing boyfriend even came over with some presents! Being cared about is kind of the best. My roommate and I also now have matching pajamas!

Christmas day, the big day! Quiet, peaceful, and spent with family. Just the way I like it! We all got some good stuff, great food, and some amazing new memories too. I shared the funny tags my dad made for the presents even. Tight restrictions for visitors didn’t ruin our Christmas either! Mind you, we were only really missing my dads girlfriends family, who we video chatted with for a bit. Overall, successful holiday! I’m actually glad I didn’t work it this year.

Boxing day! The busiest day in retail! Man, I went in prepared! Breakfast, caffeinated tea, and even a bra! At about noon, it really hit us that we were going to be, well, quiet. I think I had two, maybe three sales before I went home an hour and a half early. ON BOXING DAY! Whether is lack of stock or the pandemic, I really don’t know, But it was quite a let down. 

My brothers cute shirt

Anyway, I lived. I was bored out of my mind, but I lived. That’s all I have for today though, so stay warm and safe out there!
— Deryn

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