• (I am working the register over Christmas.)
  • Me:“Find everything today?”
  • Customer:“Yup.”
  • (Note:she is silent through the transaction, which includes a gift card.)
  • Me:“How much would you like on this?”
  • Customer:“Oh, sorry. Can I have $150?”
  • Me:“No problem.”
  • Customer:*after paying* “Can you do me a favor?” *she hands me the gift card* “The next customer you see that you think could use this, could you give it to them?”
  • Me:*stunned* “…Of course!”
  • (After a minute another customer comes up, a visibly upset young woman.)
  • Me:“Hi! How are you?”
  • Customer #2:“I’m okay, thanks.”
  • (Clearly she is not ok, but she is trying very hard to be pleasant. She is getting very basic items:milk, bread, eggs, etc. Nothing very festive.)
  • Me:“So your total comes out to $0.00.”
  • Customer:“What?”
  • Me:“The person before you gave me a $150 gift card to use for the next person I thought could use it. You look like you’re having a rough day, so here are your groceries, and there’s about $130 left on this card.”
  • (The customer just started crying. Once she could, she thanked me about 100 times. Made my whole Christmas season.)

“Warm Sweaters”, part of Winter collection by Kathryn Burress.

Since I’ve gotten a few messages worried about this being a fire hazard: I only wrapped the lights up like this and had them plugged in to take the photo. Don’t just wrap lights around stuff and leave it! Be safe this holiday season xx


Remember those goodie bags I sent out? Well, since they (to my knowledge) all got to their destinations, I can upload these! Each of the packages included one of these designs on an ornament! Since tonight is Christmas Eve, I feel there’s no better time than now to post them!

Please fire me.  This was the employee Christmas party: employees were asked to make cookies so all the managers could taste them for a cookie judging contest.  Hardly a party when we were asked to drop them off at the managers’ office before starting work.