I've been having a odd week ..... I can't be bothered to do anything & it seems I've lost my craftiness!!! I've had a few knitting orders but I don't want to knit.... I need to make lots of crocheted flowers but I don't want to crochet.... no what I want to do is stare at the TV & watch rubbish!!!
Work is stressful at the moment & I really need a holiday. I'm off from the 9th March for 2 weeks & I can't wait!! Last week we had a few shoplifters, I confronted one & got a load of abuse... I'm very placid but I got very cross with them... I suddenly realised what I was doing & I imagined the phone call to my parents telling them 'well at least she got the stock back but I'm afraid...... ' No I stepped back at this point, let them take it its not worth getting hurt for.
The police have told me that the shoplifters are now carrying needles to inject anyone who tries to stop them. Two days later we had 2 guys trying to get a sofa... I kid you not... I guess the credit crunch is hitting everyone!!! Just after this happened Sal from SAL'S SNIPPETS came in... how lovely to see a friendly face. Sometimes I wish I wasn't a manager... I just don't need all this rubbish.
We're also having problems with students from the local college cutting through the shop.. this saves them from walking around a corner!! It's been happening for years but is starting to get worse. On average we have over 1,000 a week... can you believe it?? On Tuesday I had a gang of 9 boys...... they sat on the sofa in the window for 20 mins shouting etc.... I knew they were waiting for me to throw them out but I really didn't want to give them the pleasure... anyway after several complaints from customers I had to ask them to leave. I was trying to be jokey but they called me a fat b*t*ch!!! I was so shocked.... not that I'm not aware I'm fat but I prefer tubby!!.... the fact they could come into a shop & abuse a member of staff.... what is the world coming to. I called the college but they wanted to know if I'd asked their name.... uuummmm NO!! I was suppose to have a call today from the top dog but it didn't happen... oh what a surprise!!
So that's my rubbish week so far... I'm off for the weekend.... yippee... my first since beginning of Jan. Then only next week to go.... I'm hoping to get back to crafting on my holidays ... so many ideas but I need to start doing something now.
I think the motto for the rest of the week will be.....
BTW I feel I have to clear up the fact I'm not a cider drinking hooligan... my friend read my post & said it sounded that way.... I'm a nice girl... honest!!!! I thought I'd share the fact I had a skinhead because it's funny now......those people who have meet me will know I have lot's & lot's of hair & it's quite long!!! I hate having my hair cut now.
I hope to be back at the weekend with a more cheerful post!!!