Yes (big pause) I work in Cosmetics behind the makeup counter. Mostly it’s fun, exhilarating and stimulating, but a lot of times are crazy, exhausting and stressful. I always think , “This is my last day”, but then I trudgingly (I think I made up that word) come back the next day for more like a junkie needs a fix.
Customers will say….”You must love your job playing in makeup all day” and I calmly say ” Yes I do… most of the time” hoping they can’t see through my forced half-smile that it’s not exactly what they see for those few fleeting minutes while gazing at an overwhelming palette of color, listening to loud bass thumping music, watching fellow co-workers spontaneously laughing and hands in the air dancing while looking flawless and carefree to the outside world . Almost as if you just stepped into some i-tune commercial or backstage runway fashion shoot and feeling just slightly voyeuristic.
If you didn’t have to worry so much about how much you sell in a day and your AUS you might enjoy your job a little more instead of cursing inside your head when someone comes up and wants to buy a sharpener. “Really…..you came all the way to the mall to buy a stinking sharpener?”……floats in my head.
I could tell you where I work….but then I’d have to kill you. So I shall remain anonymous and if you even try to guess I still won’t tell.