Retail Jargon

Having been around retail for a while, I’m amused at the “jargon” that has evolved over the years and much of it is the same no matter which company you work for.   A lot of it might have to do with being politically correct, but it’s amazing how differently they now say something so simple.  Read More…

Emotional support peacock can’t fly United

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all.   With all the craziness regarding people bringing fake service animals into retail stores, now someone pushes the envelope even further, by trying to bring “an emotional support peacock” (Never in history have those words been muttered before…) aboard a United flight.     At least Read More…

The CVS Beauty Mark

Hey, CVS is doing something good and it doesn’t appear it’s solely motivated to improve profits.   They are telling vendors that they will no longer accept beauty photos (for ads, in-store graphics, etc.) that have been edited with Photoshop or other programs.  In other words, they want the model to look as they do in Read More…

23 Pics That Prove We’re Being Lied To

These are from Diply.com, and while some of them may make you feel better about recycling, #10 is really disturbing if you buy brand-name underwear.  And in a bit of irony, the article in Diply is titled “23 pics…” but after the first page it changes to “16 pics…” so they were kinda lying too, Read More…

Woman Returns A Dead Christmas Tree

   I’ve seen some people try and return some crazy things in my career, but this one surprised even me.   A lady returned her Christmas tree to Costco weeks after Christmas and requested (and was given!!) a refund because it died.   Did she expect it to live until next Christmas?     Obviously she was Read More…

23 Lies Disguised As Product Labels

  From our friends at Cracked, here’s a list of some things that companies do to deceive you on their label to get you to buy something.   Since I’m trying to eat healthier, I’ve gotten pretty good at reading labels these days, so you won’t see me buying Vitamin Water because it’s “healthy” (#23) and Read More…

Customer Service Wolf

Here’s something to lighten your day if you work in retail.   There’s a site called Customer Service Wolf which posts comics about working in retail, specifically about a wolf who works in retail.  I’ll spoil it a bit for you–most of the comics end in the wolf eating the customer. And since there’s a lot Read More…