Candles seem to have a way to always reset my mood. Like im burning the past away and allowing good energy (and aroma) into my IMpossible tale.
I’ve always felt haunted.
As if this unseen force would drive me into situations that can either terrify me or surprise me. I can feel its presence around me in the darkest of moments and even in moments where nothing seems to go wrong. Now I know what you’re thinking “this girl is off her rocker! Is she talking about ghost!?”. Well not exactly… Let me give you an example of this “haunting”.
Yesterday I had a flicker of madness rain over me when a co-worker and I didn’t see eye-to-eye. Now I’m the type of person who watched ALOT of Disney all her childhood (I was quite the collector of Disney VHS), and one thing I personally learned comes from this quote:
“If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all” -Thumper (Bambi).
So instinctively, I shut down faster than a radio dunked in water. Every bone inside me had some pretty colorful words to say but something just kept telling me “just wait for it..”. So it began, we just kept walking past each other as if the other didn’t exist (ghosting each other to say the least). Then after two hours of being invisible I felt IT. IT was that sudden tickle up my spine or that tiny rush of wind on my neck. Now I wish I could make this sound alot more like a supernatural haunting, but no ghostly figures, great big balls of energy, or objects moving on their own (but how cool would that be). Instead my co-worker suddenly came to me and refused to play the silent game and we moved on. I mean my instincts still kept me silent a little longer just in case my rudness came flowing out unexpectedly, but just like that IT was right.
In those moments, I could hear IT say ” you’re welcome” (almost in a sing-song rhythm). Now, I dont want to say its my guardian angel or conscience, but I guess that is just another part of my IMpossible tale.
I wish I could just sing a song to you to explain my entire existence, but unfortunately the theme song..“now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down..” has been taken.
Just to start I am an IMpossible 23 year old living in the Mid-Cities of DFW. I work in retail (Bath and Body Works to be exact) which is a crazy experience to be honest.
I’ve been looking for a way to figure out who exactly I am in this world but seem to be stuck. This blog will be my map on this crazy, sad, funny, tormenting and exhilarating journey I will take to figure it out.
I will be sharing stories of work, random meeting and experiences I have encountered.
Here i go!
Working in retail, we get alot of customer who are to say the least… horrible. They expect us to “serve” them as they proceed to have horrible attitude towards us. I understand that working in retail I should expect nothing less, but i guess I expect ALOT more.
I just don’t understand how some people can be rude to someone who just wants to help you find what you need (we DO NOT work on commission so this is truly just help for YOU). Some customer do not even acknowledge me saying “Hello” as if once they have answered me they will be cursed with my presence for all eternity.
Now another issue of mine is when the customer has gone through the entire store, has a pretty hefty size bag (some for aunts, uncles and cousins that do not exist BIG) and decide that they don’t want or can’t afford it all. I understand I have a problem too when I see sales… my heart say “take it all” , but my bank account says “im sorry the money in this account does not exist. Please try again NEVER”. Now my issue does not lie in the customers finacial status but what comes next. Instead of atleast giving the full bag back to an employee they decide that the ground is a better place for it and leave.. Like what!? We are not asking for you to take the time and put it all back, but simply give it to an associate and we can PROPERLY place them back. Its worse when I am stand only feet away from them. Again, I promise to not curse you with my existence if you acknowledge me. Here is a quote that sums up how serious my promise is…
“On my honor or i will be chopped up and made into soup” – Bruce the shark
Those are just some of the customer “serve-us” examples that truly test my sanity and a small part of my IMpossible tale.