Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Deadmonkeys wrote:

I don't know if this is a loathe or love, but here goes.

Strange forces at my new job have put me in the position of possibly becoming second or third in command at the store, despite today being my first day in retail.

A management position is open at our location, and my boss likes my attitude, work ethic, education, and customer service demeanour so much that he's going to recommend me to his superiors for junior management. This means I might be promoted above my current superiors who have worked in retail much longer than I, have more retail experience, and are gunning for the job.

I'm going to do a lot of research to fill in my knowledge gaps. I've quite a bit of leadership experience, but not in retail, and never with this kind of potentially destructive situation. I'm not a confrontational guy, so I usually shy away from things like this, but it's a huge opportunity I can't afford to miss.

All that aside, my first day at work was fantastic! (Kinda wish the store ran commission. Mad sales.)

Grats on a good first day. In my experience, as long as you take it seriously, there are management opportunities available in retail for people. I wouldn't worry too much about hopping over your co-workers, I'm willing to bet they'll have seen it before and they'll get over it.

Worse comes to worse, go to target and spend $50 on oreos for the office.

oilypenguin wrote:

Grats on a good first day. In my experience, as long as you take it seriously, there are management opportunities available in retail for people. I wouldn't worry too much about hopping over your co-workers, I'm willing to bet they'll have seen it before and they'll get over it.

Worse comes to worse, go to target and spend $50 on oreos for the office.

If you do, make sure you are like me and have 16 dollar off coupons too.

sometimesdee wrote:

It's not difficult to give away Oreos... Where in NJ do you live again, PRG?

Middlesex area.

At least I could eat Oreos.

On January 5, 2011, this was my cart (tissues for 23 cents a piece):
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We still have a few boxes...

Why is Oily soft in the middle now?

/runs out of room in tears

oilypenguin wrote:

/waddles out of room in tears

FTFY

PRG013 wrote:

Bought a couple of Oreos from the clearance rack at Target

Did that come with an appointment to see an endocrinologist for your new-onset diabetes?

Coldstream wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

Bought a couple of Oreos from the clearance rack at Target

Did that come with an appointment to see an endocrinologist for your new-onset diabetes?

I saw my endocrinologist on Friday (I had Thyroid cancer 2x (age 13 & 40+). He told me to watch what I eat. That's why I always eat with the lights on.

I was going to say, I think my blood sugar spiked just look at that picture.

I think PRG's Secret Stan mission this year is to mail everyone a package o' cookies.

Going to see Thor: The Dark World at AMC in New Brunswick tomorrow.

I can't wait.

PRG013 wrote:

Going to see Thor: The Dark World at AMC in New Brunswick tomorrow.

I can't wait. :)

Be sure to sneak in a snack!

Freaks and Geeks on Netflix.

sometimesdee wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

Going to see Thor: The Dark World at AMC in New Brunswick tomorrow.

I can't wait. :)

Be sure to sneak in a snack! :)

We snuck in Mike & Ikes.

We loved the movie. There are two extra scenes, so make sure you wait during the credits.

Last night, I went to a concert at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They were doing all John Williams music and the man himself was conducting. It started out with selections from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Really cool to see that creepy music being played live. Next he did a violin concerto that he wrote. Not in any movie, but still really good. After the intermission, he started it off with Flying to Neverland from Hook. During this one, there was a video playing of just any movie scene that features flying. Anything from Tora! Tora! Tora! to Top Gun to How to Train Your Dragon to Up. Really cool. Then there were three selections from the Indiana Jones films. The first two were from Raiders. As they were playing the first one, I could actually see Indiana fighting the Nazis on the truck to get the Ark back. Unfortunately the third piece was from Crystal Skull, but whatevs. Music was still good. He then spoke a bit about the three pieces he was going to do next from Lincoln. They were pretty good if a bit short. And the last piece in the playbill was basically the last 10 minutes of E.T. played out. I forgot how beautiful that score was.

Then came the encore. After a 5 minute standing ovation, he came back out and started with Leia's theme. More standing and ovating. So he came back a second time. BAM! Star Wars main theme. Right as he hit the first note in the song, the lights go low and the screen shows STAR WARS from the opening crawl. It then shows a bunch of scenes from all six movies. And I was so captivated that the prequel scenes didn't bother me one bit. That finishes up and there's more standing and clapping. So the man comes out one last time and sends us home with the Imperial March. I had a grin on my face the entire train ride home. It was the best evening I've had in a long time. I've got so many movies to watch today. If he comes to your city, get tickets because it's wonderful.

That sounds like so much fun Grenn.

We had a great night as well. We went to an auction for adoption agency, Holt International Children's Services, that helped bring my sister and my daughter to my family.

Not only was I lucky enough to support a cause I believe in but I was able to surprise my wife by winning a trip of a lifetime for our 25th anniversary.

PRG013 wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

Going to see Thor: The Dark World at AMC in New Brunswick tomorrow.

I can't wait. :)

Be sure to sneak in a snack! :)

We snuck in Mike & Ikes.

We loved the movie. There are two extra scenes, so make sure you wait during the credits.

No Oreos?

Amoebic wrote:

I just got to episode #100 of Welcome to Night Vale. Listened to it this morning on the train ride into work and...my heart has grown three sizes!

Squee!
: D
: D
: D

Amoebic seems to be living in the future. Can you tell us who won the Super Bowl in 2014?

Sorry, this is true. I got a little too excited and tore the fabric of time and space!

I just got to episode #25 of Welcome to Night Vale. Listened to it this morning on the train ride into work and...my heart has grown three sizes!

Squee!
: D
: D
: D

Edit: to repair space and time.

Katy wrote:
Amoebic wrote:

I just got to episode #100 of Welcome to Night Vale. Listened to it this morning on the train ride into work and...my heart has grown three sizes!

Squee!
: D
: D
: D

Amoebic seems to be living in the future. Can you tell us who won the Super Bowl in 2014?

Well, it's Night Vale so... maybe?

But she's probably talking about the 1 year anniversary issue episode which was pretty touching =)

Amoebic wrote:

Sorry, this is true. I got a little too excited and tore the fabric of time and space!

Wait'll you hit episode 27

Hee hee I just started it but changed to Sawbones so I could listen to it on the way home from work today.

Rykin wrote:

This.

I loved seeing that Ravenwood Castle was listed in the Silver Sponsors!

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That there's gold, matey!

Mimble wrote:

Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. :D

THE BEST. I love all of them, but the episode done like a rock opera with songs from The Who blows me away every time.

Mimble wrote:

Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. :D

THE BEST. I love all of them, but the episode done like a rock opera with songs from The Who blows me away every time.