Advice: 10 Tips for Easy V-day Shopping
I’ve worked at a fancy candy store for three years now–this will be my third Valentines Day here’s my top 10 do’s and dont’s for a better shopping experience. Some of these might seem like no-brainers to those of you who were raised with manners!
- 1) Do remember that it’s busy because it’s the day before/day of Valentines Day. Don’t be shocked when you see the line out the door or ask me why it’s busy.
- 2) Don’t try to haggle prices with me, they’re already set. If I alter the price I’ll get fired and then I’m screwed.
- 3) Do read labels and attempt to use common sense while reading products. Yes, the 19 piece box has 19 pieces in it.
- 4) Do know that your fashion faux paus amuse me! I try not to judge, but wearing an Ed Hardy jacket, fake diamond labret piercing, fake purple nails, and asking me for a cham-pang-ney truffle makes it difficult.
- 5) Don’t comment on my weight. It’s rude and invasive. Just because I’ve worked here does not mean I eat our products all the time.
- 6) Do be polite if you want better service. Bonus points for please and thank you.
- 7) Don’t make me explain five pieces of candy in detail and then opt for the milk truffle.
- Do shop early if you want an exact product! We tend to run out of smaller boxes, cherry cordials, and raspberry flavored products first.
- 9) Don’t get mad at me when we’re out of a product. I can’t just snap my fingers and make it appear! (See number 8.)
- 10) Most importantly, do realize that this job pays the bills for me. Contrary to what you may believe, this isn’t my dream job. Please treat me like a person who has a life other than getting you overpriced and unsustainable candy.
Happy Pointless Consumerism Day and enjoy shopping for your partner(s)!
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