Monthly Archives: November 2010

Black Friday 2010

Who ever invented “Black Friday” must of been evil. Even the label “Black Friday” screams ominous, darkness, wretchedness and shallow depths of misery. And to many it is. But to others it means “sales, deals, bargains and shop til’ you … Continue reading

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Happy Tofurky Day

Because yes we have an unusual amount of vegetarians at our counter. I’m not gonna lie to you. It doesn’t taste exactly like a real turkey. But pretty dang close. No hormones, no antibiotics and no tryptophan. Because I will … Continue reading

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Neurotic old ladies aren’t all that bad.

She’s a regular customer….maybe around 70 years old but looks a few years younger with her cool, trendy, short, spiky hairdo and surprised eyebrow expression facelift. I like when she comes in because she always stocks up on her makeup. … Continue reading

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Taneisha

She’s big, she’s black, she’s beautiful and she works with me. We don’t need to say anything to each other to communicate, we only have to look at each other and know the situation and what is going down. So … Continue reading

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Please, not those 3 words….

3 words we hate to hear. “You’re the expert”. Let me tell you why. First of all, they usually don’t want to hear what you think. They just act like they do and then challenge you. Second of all….I think … Continue reading

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“Gita”…..watching a quick moving train wreck in slow motion.

“Gita” with a hard G  is short for Margarite.  She’s the over exuberant, purely exotic, fun loving creative makeup artist you just can’t keep up with. Her Spanish rolls off her tongue so smoothly she could be saying something terribly … Continue reading

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The Lipstick Customer.

This will be the precursor to so many more posts because there seems to be “crazy lady lipstick” stories every day. When we see someone (especially if it’s an older woman….for some reason they are the worst) hunched over scrutinizing … Continue reading

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Code Words

Yes we have code words we don’t want you to know. It might be for “crazy customer”,  “constant returner”, “smelly customer” or  “don’t waste your time with that one”. An example might be…..”Do you have the Midnight Black pencil on … Continue reading

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