and this was just one week people….ONE!
I haven’t felt much like writing lately. I have things I want to write about but some how I’m just not feeling it. I can honestly say this is the first time in over my 2 years of writing here on my little blog that I don’t feel like writing. There is so much going on around us right now in the world…hatred, fires, floods and so much more…that it is so hard to write something that is meaningful or uplifting. I thought about it a bit more and then I just decided on “silly.” I see so many weird things everyday while at the mall and working in the store that there are tons to choose from. Here are just a few things I saw last week. Enjoy! Hope I can make you smile. 🙂
1. Man with a Q Tip – A man was slowly walking around the cosmetic counter with his wife..looking at everything on it for quite awhile. I finally saw him reach in one of the containers and pull out a Q Tip…I thought to myself..oh no, he isn’t even..but yes, yes he did. Right in the middle of the cosmetic section he put the thing in his ear and began to wiggle it around. Then pulled the offending object out and stared at it. I had to look away so I don’t know what he did with it. And I really didn’t want to know.
2. The Stroller – A lady with a child in a stroller, one of the mall owned strollers came by by counter and stood there for a while looking and smelling the various fragrances we have. I looked down at the child and on the back of the stroller was a bag attached there for the customers to put their purchases in. That was fine, what was weird was the sentence written in large letters on that bag. “Please don’t put your child in this bag.” Really, it has come to this…a mother doesn’t know not to put her child in this small bag on the back of a stroller..
3. Toilet Paper Roll – As I was walking around the store one day last week I spied something laying in the middle of the aisle. As I got closer I could see it was a roll of toilet paper. This made me think…did someone need this so badly they took it from the bathroom, used it and then discarded it out there on the floor? Or did they bring it from home and do the same? Neither of these choices seem like good ones to me.
4. Couples on the escalator – I see this happening all the time not just this week. a couple is going up or down the escalator together and they start making out. I mean really making out. Please tell me what is so exciting about riding the escalator that it turns you on and you need to make out right there in front of everyone else riding it. I ride up and down the darn thing all the time and it doesn’t do jack for me!
5. People wearing weird stuff – I have see some weird clothing styles and people wearing things they really shouldn’t forever..but recently it seems to have gotten so much worse. I don’t even know where these people are finding the things they wear! Weirdos R Us maybe?
6. Kids on the escalator – I see this all the time too! Kids running up and down the wrong way on the escalator. Little kids, like 4 year olds. They fall and get back up and do it again. No parents in sight of course. I can’t stand to watch it so I turn and walk away. Why don’t I say something you ask? Well I used to…that is until once a little one about 4 or 5 was doing this and I said, “please stop doing that you might get hurt”..the Mother heard me and finally ran over and screamed at me to stop yelling at her child. I told her I didn’t want to see her child get hurt and that in fact I wasn’t yelling. She stared at me, pulled the child off the escalator and stormed away.
7. Men Spraying Women’s Perfume – this wouldn’t be weird except for the fact they aren’t spraying it on a card so they can smell it, they are spraying it all over themselves. I casually tell them this is women’s perfume…to which they reply..yes, I know. I often wonder what the wife says when they get home….
8. Kids Skateboarding – In the store. This is a department store I am talking about. It is bad enough people come through with their ice cream cones and whatever else they may be eating and put their dirty hands all over the clothing…but kids skateboarding through the store. Thank heavens that the “sneakers with the rollers” thing has passed because that was really annoying…so is skateboarding,
9. Woman Wearing a Tent – I’m not talking about a big dress or moo moo type dress as we used to call them, I am talking about an actual tent. She had a white tent on, as a dress. I mean maybe I missed the memo about the newest and greatest style ever…tent dresses… but I didn’t see or hear about this one. It may have it’s benefits due to the fact you can go camping immediately after shopping. Also, I really wish I could take pictures of these things, but I’m afraid I will be caught and then screamed at by someone. You can’t make this stuff up. Really, you can’t!
10. A Cat – I have discussed the whole “service dog” thing here before, I believe people need them and they are worthwhile. Is a Chihuahua a service dog, I don’t think so but that isn’t why we came here… I was working the other day, everything kinda quiet and then all of the sudden I heard my coworker scream. I looked over at her and she says…loudly I might add…”Cat”..I see a woman carrying her cat through the store. She was not happy that my co worker screamed and gently hugged her cat and walked away. I thought that was the end of it and that we must now have an Animal Hospital in the mall. But no, she kept walking around with this cat in her arms. and continued to walk by my poor coworker who is deathly scared of cats. So each time she did, my coworker screamed and the woman stared. Thankfully the event did not go on for too much longer and the woman and her “service cat” left the building. Again, you can’t make this stuff up!
There you have it, my “weird things I saw” list from last week. What is the weirdest thing you ever saw at work? I will be keeping track of these things and report back should there continue to be more weirdness…and I’m sure there will be.
“If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you will always end up exactly where you belong.” ~ Tom Upton
11 thoughts on “Weird Things I Saw At Work Last Week!”
Loved reading this, Renee!
And what a great thing to do. Give everyone something fun to read in the midst of the angst and heartbreak.
My weird cat story: I was sitting in my (downstairs) office and my dog came in, which isn’t unusual. Okay, yes it is unusual. He came in and looked at me. Then left. Then came in and looked at me. I thought: Do you have to go out? Are you hungry? All the go-tos.
Then I saw a cat saunter past my office doorway. A cat. We don’t own a cat. What is a cat doing in our basement?
I shouted and that was the signal for our dog to chase after it and send it out the front door through the loose screen that must have been its point of entrance.
My dog had been trying so hard to tell me-in his doggie way.
But I’ll never forget the sight of that cat. In my catless house.
I totally understand your friend!
OMG Diane, you just made me LOL…that is hysterical! And then a cat sauntered past my office….and we don’t own a cat…too funny!Thanks for the laughs and glad you enjoyed it!
Hahahaha! Awesome. And gross. And funny
Thank you Michelle…and yes it was all of the above…
Renee…are you absolutely sure you weren’t at WalMart? And Macy’s is supposed to be high-end!!!! It worked…you gave me a good laugh! UGH…the q-tip thing. That is just gross! In this “sue sue sue” society, companies have to put the most goofy disclaimers on their products. We often talk about the parents who won’t correct their children, let alone someone else (God forbid!!). They are known as the “entitlement generation” thanks to the “parents”. Making out on escalators??? Maybe there’s a slight vibration …..
Peg, I know right, it did seem like I was a Walmart, however that is way worse and I stay out of that place….I will check out the escalator a little better and let you know…
Yes, Virginia, there is a dumbing down of America. From Q tips in the ear to allow one to see straight through that person’s head to skateboarders believing a public mall as a racetrack. Men wearing women’s cologne? Warnings on a stroller? What it does prove is that parents are refusing to tackle their role as parents allowing kids to run free and then have their lawyer on speed dial when an “accident” occurs. Such is life in the land of the entitlement generation. Good post, Renee.
yep, you are so right Andy! Thank you!
Yep! The world is full of weird…The weirdest thing I saw at work was a form I had to fill in declaring I hadn’t had sex with a sibling or an animal! 😂
WHAT? Who would even ask that question and WTH do you work? LOL
Umm . . . yikes . . .