Its not about the bike… or my running shoes

December 25, 2007, 6:29 pm
Filed under: Rants

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!laughter-before-the-rain.jpg


Is it time to whine or get some Wine?
December 18, 2007, 12:49 am
Filed under: Rants

So the economy sucks!  The housing boom did a little more then bust!  Most studies show that most consumers will spend much less then last year for the holidays!  Oh, and did i mention that gas and oil are well over $3/gallon? (cause I’m sure you needed me to remind you)  Oh and I completely forgot for a second that it has been snowing every other day, and i have 2 feet of snow in my yard…  What a great time to be in retail management! I am so happy, it is so much fun to get up every morning and drag myself to work.  But alas I am ranting again!

so I realized the other day, as i looked at my bikes in the basement, that it is the OFF season.  My cross bike is mostly ripped apart and still dirty from the 5 minute race I had at Lowell.  My road bike is set up with my trainer in hopes that Santa will bring me some determination to actually get my lazy ass on it and burn off some of the 8000 calories that i am taking in each day!  Oh and I looked down past my big fat gut at my legs the other day and saw something i hadn’t seen in a while!!! Little black stuff growing out of them!  My god, someone help me!  I need to get on the bike!

So i bid you all a fond farewell till the new year!  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other!  It was a great year and look forward to racing in 08.   Time to go make me another Eggnog and Captains!!!

Crazy things you hear in a Retail store at Christmas
December 10, 2007, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Rants

this is my 10th year in retail during the holiday season, and I have always been amazed at how people forget what the season it really about.  Here are a couple of items I have heard lately while traveling around to my stores.  It is truly amazing what you can see people try to do at this wonderful time of year.

  1. I want to return my snowblower i bought last year!  (but the good news wast that the customer had their receipt)
  2. i dumped it in a bucket of water, what do you mean it isn’t covered warranty?
  3. you have to take it back, it was broken when i bought it
  4. what do you mean you don’t have the Wii??!!
  5. and my favorite, i actually saw a woman through a DVD player at a sales associate because he wouldn’t process a return because she didn’t have a receipt and it was broken!!