News for the ‘work’ Category

Vanilla Extract Party!

Read this article and was reminded of the challenges while working in grocery retail (before current role) with extracts. One of the highest theft items. That’s why many retailers go with synthetics (alcohol-free).

Also reminded me of many years ago when I worked at Kinko’s (was open 24 hours) and I was on the overnight shift (alone) and would see many homeless people come in (snowing, cold weather) seeking warmth. So many smelled of vanilla or had great breath (drinking mouthwash they stole from Walgreens down the road). Weird times and memories and experiences – but it’s a thing.

Don’t get me started on hairspray …

Posted: February 4th, 2023
Categories: crime, drugs, odd, products, work
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Flying Home

Took this from plane leaving Chicago tonight … you can see Sears Tower in the background.

Good to be home again.

Posted: October 21st, 2010
Categories: travel, work
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One of My Stores Burned Down Tonight

I oversee twelve stores. Tonight I got a call from one of my managers:

“My store is on fire.”

Didn’t think it would affect me … but hours later, it has.

No one was hurt, but as I sit here and type … the smell on my clothes is really beginning to bother me. I can’t get the taste out of my mouth, either. I walked the store with the fire chief, and I can’t seem to get the images out of my mind.

Posted: September 12th, 2010
Categories: work
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