The Meditation Meetup

Being new to the area, and currently unemployed, I have more time on my hands than anyone should. So I joined a Meditation Meetup group that was held at a nearby library.  I had never been to a Meditation group before.  My closest experience with meditation was reading Liz Gilbert’s, Eat, Pray, Love.  I had no idea what to expect.  […]

Sorry It Doesn’t Work That Way…..

This is yet another example of the shit that absolutely shocked me during my brief stint in retail.  Rules are there for a reason.  So are laws.  Identity theft is a very real problem.  It isn’t just the consumer’s problem.  It’s also the problem of every company that gets duped by a fake ID and then stuck with the bill […]

How I made an honest girl out of my cat.

My husband is in the Navy and our relationship has kind of been whirlwind and kind of not. We’ve known each other for 15 years but we dated for two years before we got married and we were engaged for about a week and a half before we married, due mostly impart to the Navy and their agenda. Thanks Uncle […]

You can have that when I get a pony.

Right after I began working in retail I encountered my first of many difficult customers. Speaking as a frequent customer myself I have to say that the customers who frequented this store were certainly creative. The things that they asked for or demanded never ceased to amazed me. It never even occurred to me that you could walk into a […]

Conversations I’ve had with my cat

Moving isn’t just stressful for people. Animals also feel the stress due to a changing environment. My cat Gwennie (pictured) is a seasoned traveller and a real trooper. She’s been through 14 states in three years. Fortunately, she’s only lived in three of them. With my husband deployed and me living in a state where I didn’t really have any […]

Dear Random Customers……..

Dear Random Customers, I would like to bring to your attention, certain issues that I feel if resolved would enhance your shopping experience and perhaps even, save my sanity. I appreciate your enthusiasm regarding our shoe inventory. Yes, designer shoes are exciting. But really, they don’t belong in a pile of shoes on the floor. Those rectangular, cardboard things on […]

Does anyone know where I can buy loose tea leaves

I’m writing this story but it’s a new experience for me and there are a few hurdles I have to jump over. It’s really exciting. It’s about this girl who interacts with these people and together, they do all of this stuff. (chuckle) Anyway, for this girl who does all of this stuff I need to learn about reading tea […]

Confessions of a Disgruntled Retail Manager (Just One of Many)

Working for a high end retail store, as I did, seemed ideal at first. The store was clean. There weren’t any dead, decaying people lying around and I didn’t have to drive around in the middle of the night all through the ghetto in search of a crime scene. On the other hand, working for a high end retail store, […]

From Death Investigator to Disgruntled Retail Manager……

Over the past three years I’ve had a lot of changes.  Changes with in my careers, mostly.  But also relationship changes and geographical changes.  Once upon a time I had a different blog dedicated to my career as a death investigator.  But when I left that field it didn’t seem right to keep blogging about something that I wasn’t continuously […]

You’ve Got to be Kidding!

>I knew for about eight months that I was leaving my life as a death investigator so that I could come to California to be with the man of my dreams.  In a desperate attempt to move out to California I applied for work everywhere.  And I mean EVERYWHERE!  Pet stores, office supply stores, retail stores.  Positions that included working […]