There was one point during the that the store went dark. All the power went off. It was dark inside, and the customers waere shopping anyways. I thought this was weird. It did not phase any of them. I walked up and down isle asking is there anything I can show you in the dark. I tried to get some laughs out of it, but for the most part they weren't amused.
Towards the end of the day after the power came back on, I had this sweet lady come in and wanted me to put 4 of her pictures on a page and print them out. I had no clue how to do this. At least not with Staples programs. I called another store and asked them how to do it. The girl that answered said, this is no problem at all and explained it very well. The only thing was, it was extremely time consuming. Cause the customer, wanted this picture with that picture. Not just what was on her flash drive. No it couldn't be that simple. It took me a little over an hour to help her, plus I helped other customers that came up to my counter. Talk about multi-tasking.
Anyways when I was done with this ladies order, she was very well pleased. She said here Allen, its a tip. I just looked at her and said no thank you. We are not allowed to take tips. I was happy to help, plus I learned something new. She smiled at me. I did tell her that if she really liked what I did for her, to call my Boss and express to them my performance. She agreed that she would do that.
I worked open to close. By the end of the day, my knees were killing me. I am not sure if it was from standing all day on them, or if it was due to the weather. The weather has dropped here. Its cold enough to see your breath. I know that its colder up north and I shouldn't be complaining. But ouch, my bones hurt. My Arthritis is in full swing. I am just happy that this weather only last a few weeks, instead of months like Indiana.
Have a great day all,