Customer and the Door of Doom.

I must say, we do get some interesting happenings within the four walls that used to  encompass my  retail working domain. One day though… something happened, something funny. I’m not sure how many of you are aware of the deactivation pads for the sensor strips. For those of you that don’t a bit of instruction. My store put little tags on things… little white magnetic tags. Magical Tags… they helped identify the evil stealers.
Once a product is tagged it will make the pillars of justice (the sensors) scream like a little who kid who just dropped their ice cream Cone. It is loud, lights up and on occasion makes some of our older customers pacemakers skip a beat. Image result for Retail Security Sensors
To avoid the death of our patrons we had small deactivation pads that turn off the magnetic tattletales so the pillars wont scream at people. Sadly… on large objects we can’t turn the tags off. You see, these pads are under the monitor in a small nook. Not much gets under there and to be honest, sometimes we forget. This particular day though… I forgot… Very nice lady came in for a cordless phone battery. We chat a bit while I figure out which one and get her settled. She ended up getting some batteries for around the house too. I had some inexpensive headphones on the counter and she decides she would like those as well. All totaled $52 and some change, I get her email for her bounce back coupon, ring her up and wish her a great day. Off she goes, until…


The pillars go off, just as she hits the second door… the one we keep locked. At this point I am heading toward her and telling her it’s alright. She is still pushing on the door, the one that won’t open, pillars still screeching away.  When I reach her I tell her everything is fine, apologize for the noise and wish her a good day as “I” open the door for her. She says thank you and complements us on the amazing security system we have. She has never been in a place that the door locks when the security system goes off…

If only we could get a cage to drop from the sky as well. I don’t miss most of retail… but sometimes…



You know what Im doing here… Haiku…

I’m feeling like I should plug myself just a bit. I write on Yahoo as well as here. Here are the more goofy crazy things. There I try to be more serious. Either actual stories or maybe some ideas for small-business owners, or manager. Heck they could be called Life Coaching, who knows. If you want to feel free o click on some of the links I’m putting on here today. They are all Haikus of all varieties.


Earth Day




Just five for now I added a section for poetry on here. I do limericks as well as Haiku. I have always been a fan of the Haiku so I like doing them. Feel free to look through what I have on Yahoo. somewhere around 100 now. Maybe 20 or so Haiku, a dozen short stories, two flash fiction and then lots of boring stuff for business. 🙂 Take a Look at Mortimer and the gears of strife. I like that one!