"Hi guys! Can I help you find anything today?"
"Yes actually, I'm looking for school pants."'
I cringe even as I type this. As a sales associate my number one priority is to get the customers leaving the store with a smile on their faces because they found exactly what they were looking for. Unfortunately, that has been nearly IMPOSSIBLE when it comes to school pants. *shivers*
They have been on sale and fully in stock for July and most of August. Naturally though, the best and most sensible time for people to get them is three-seven days before school starts. The majority of khakis were gone at this point, and apparently it's not cool to wear navy pants to school anymore? Yeah I don't understand either. Angry parents and sulking teen have been haunting my dreams for a good month now. One of my managers (J. Firmin) actually starting using the phrase as a cynical adjective. "Ugh, this day is so school pants." "Did you see the new girl he is talking to? Sooo school pants." Her humor always gets us through.
So as I head to work today I only have one thought on my mind: I hope the school pants saga is over. But if you are reading this and do indeed need school pants, please do not be discouraged and do come to us. I'm just ranting. At the end of the day, our goal is to help you.
#WeAllCan (even with school pants)
Til next time,