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Weekend of Truth

 It's frightening to be a retailer in these days. Although retail sales are up nationwide, our sales are down. That means that we either don't have the product that people want, or that we, as a store, are not the store that people think of when they are thinking about buying products that we carry. Either way, we've had a year that has been anything but good, prompting us to hold a two-day sale for the first time in our history. So I awoke this morning apprehensive. These next two days could go either way. Either we could have too many people to be able to care for their needs well, or we will have too few people to make the sale worth while for us. I would like the in-between - people in a regular rhythm that would allow us to help those who needed help, keep the displays stocked for the next person, and get good numbers for each day to justify the discounts that we are offering. I'm terrified.

Sales Numbers

Thanksgiving Day was wonderful. We had a relatively quiet meal with lots of food, and after we were finished with the actual food, two other family members, their spouses and children showed up for dessert. Most of my nieces and nephews are married, so their Thanksgiving was spent rotating from house to house, having several meals. Fortunately we did not have to do that (it would be WAY too much food) but we did go overboard on the desserts. We had pie there, and came home to our own Pumpkin pie and French Apple Cream Cheese pie for dessert. It was really good - far too many calories, but only an indulgence for a relatively short period of time. It was wonderful to see everyone again, and family is what Thanksgiving is all about.
Glad to hear your Thanksgiving went well! And good luck with the sale. I hope that goes better.
I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving, and I do wish you the very best on your sales days. Hugs!
Sounds like a great Thanksgiving day. I hope the sales behave themselves as you want them!
Today was good - I'm sure part of that is because of the kind thoughts of my LJ and FB friends. We didn't end up too swamped, and we pulled in the numbers that I needed. Tomorrow is Day 2 of the 2-day event, and I'm still stressed to the max. Think I'll bead for a while and see if I can get my stress levels down (and maybe a glass of wine also). Thanks for the kind thoughts.

- Erulisse (one L)