Just down the road from me, thereâ€™s a local furniture store. See, you leave my apartment and make a right and then you got through this intersection and then down the road a little and to the left, thereâ€™s this furniture store. And this furniture store hires one person per corner on that intersection to stand there and hold a big sign advertising the storeâ€™s current sale.
So, Iâ€™m in the market for furniture these days. And Iâ€™ve seen these people standing on the corner holding these signs all summer long. And Iâ€™ve had a dilemma because this store has nice furniture. But Iâ€™m not sure how I feel about buying furniture from a store that hires people to stand out on a street corner holding signs. It seems demeaning, and I canâ€™t imagine these hardy people are earning much.
So today it was rainy and blustery out. And I saw one of these employees just give up. She did. In the time I sat at the intersection and made my turn right, she threw down the sign, got her mobile phone from her purse, and made a call.
Itâ€™s refreshing to in a single moment catch someone in a genuine â€œfuck this shitâ€ moment.
P.S. The TV stand I purchased from there last week is really beautiful.
On particularly bad days at work (only about 1/3 days) I fantasize about having a similar moment myself. It’s fun to think about. Then I come back to reality thirty seconds later and find myself just a wee bit refreshed.
Stick it to the man!