Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Sunday, April 24, 2011
At approximately 7 PM on Thursday, April 21st, a large woman, whose weight was approximated at between 275-300 pounds, wearing a long black skirt and white blouse, entered Pencils pushing a shopping cart. Pete, who was working at the Tech Desk, then heard a woman's voice yell out, "I don't feel good." He looked up and saw the woman trying to exit through the entrance doors. She was pushing the shopping cart into the doors, apparently in hopes of getting the sensors to release. The doors did open and the woman quickly exited. Karen, the cashier on duty and closest to the scene, then noticed several large, brown piles on the floor, precisely where the woman was standing. The brown "matter" was tracked by the shopping cart wheels and the woman's feet from the white tile floor, back through the carpeted foyer, and onto the sidewalk in front of Pencils. It was agreed on by all the Pencils associates and managers that the woman did in fact loose control of her bowels and the question now was what to do. If I had been there, I would of suggested calling the fire department to hose it out. As it turned out, the unthankful task was granted to Tom, the Inventory Associate. When I saw Tom on Saturday, I tried to illicit some sort of statement from him, not knowing if he would find it humorous. "It was an abomination, " he told me... smiling. I suggested he ask for a bonus.
Yesterday I suggested to Matt that the carpeting in the foyer be replaced for sanitary reasons. Matt said, "I already spoke to corporate about it."
Posted by Square Grouper at 8:42 AM
Friday, April 22, 2011
Posted by Square Grouper at 8:09 AM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Panhandling Organization Under Fire Over Claims To Help Vets
As for my Aspergers, it hasn't affected my work at Pencils unless someone walks in with a huge plate of smelly Nachos or starts singing "Happy Birthday".
Posted by Square Grouper at 9:21 AM
Monday, April 11, 2011
Posted by Square Grouper at 7:03 AM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
It seems, in my mind, that an inordinate amount of people come into Pencils and ask where the bathroom is. Why this is I'm not sure, as the facilities are one step up from the Calcutta Central Train Station. The only explanation I can come up with is the comfort of the institutional/prison-like decor. Both Home Depot and Lowes are right around the corner, and I can personally attest to the nice tile work and high pressure toilets that they offer. A better bet for my money is Starbucks, just a few blocks away where the restrooms are at least cleaned daily. I guess this question needs to go to "corporate", where I'm sure their bathrooms are in similar condition as ours. (see photo)
Posted by Square Grouper at 5:12 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
Man comes in and wants to buy a typewriter. (Pencils has one!) A guy who wants a case for his girlfriend's Kindle. When I suggest a clip-on light, he shouts, "It's for my fuckin' girlfriend, the case is enough!" A woman who tells me she still uses "dial-up" and the grand prize winner was her friend whose teeth and gums were a shade of burnt siena. After the wave of nausea passed, I wanted to suggest she see a periodontist.
Posted by Square Grouper at 8:01 AM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
It's 8:30 AM and I'm at the Dog Beach with my son's Miniature Fox Terrier, Cujo. My cellphone rings. "Mitch, do you know who this is?" I don't recognize the voice, so I answer no. "This is Donna from Pencils. You're on the schedule to work 8 to 2 today." Well, I think about this for a few seconds and tell Donna that I am on the schedule to work 8 to 2, but on Thursday. Donna then says, "Today is Thursday!" I'm not sure if Pencils uses the Mayan Calendar, but today is Wednesday on my calendar.
Posted by Square Grouper at 8:40 AM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I don't have a MBA from Harvard nor did I attend the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In fact, I barely graduated from high school, but I would like to meet the genius at PENCILS who came up with this business plan: Sell laptop computers and other high-end merchandise below cost to generate floor traffic, then rely on low paid, part-time employees to sell customers shit they don't need (expensive anti-virus software, Microsoft products, 3 Year Extended Service Plans and other add-ons) in hopes of generating a profit. These are my stories.
Posted by Square Grouper at 10:24 AM