Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Joys Are Simple, But They're Real

When I worked in retail--back when people used paper money--my favorite change to give was $.41.

One of each coin. So satisfying!

23 Deserve Mamma's Love:

andi said...

I love that you noticed this. I thought I was the only one who got excited about such dorky things.

MamaLee said...

You figured that out all on your own, didn't ya...


BAHAAAAAAA! Hope all is well down there! xoxo

Lawyer Mama said...

Love the simple things!

Mrs. Chicken said...

A keen observer, you are.

Thanks for the early morning laugh, I needed it!

CG said...

I never thought of that, it goes to show that some people are more in tune to then others.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

One thing out of each little tray.

I liked it when things rang up $6.66 and the customer would flip out.

QT said...

I was always the person who scrounged around for the four pennies....

Lisa said...

I love that you filed that under "I'm a dork." Ahahahahaha.

Wendy said...

So, you probably know how to add and subtract, too! No longer a requirement for retail, I've noticed (whenever a register breaks, they say "come back later" -- ha!).

Leslie said...

I get excited when my purchase comes to the exact doollar, no change. $26 - even. $42. Love it.

Shannon said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes things like that! :)

canape said...

I'm impressed that you found anything at all satisfying about working in retail. You are my hero.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I love the little things in life!


I could use some simple pleasures right now...as EVERYONE and EVERYTHING at the Mayhem is pissing me off! :)

Kel said...

Not only was it one of each, you could get it out quick!

Some days I miss retail..other times I think I'm nuts for working in it as long as I did.

Stimey said...

Me too! $16 was fun too. $16.41 is really the best of all.

Paige said...

Damn you're good.

All those years I worked in retail and I never noticed that.

Guess I was too busy staring out into the mall looking for cute boys...

Oh, The Joys said...

How do you even remember such a thing?

Dorky Dad said...

That is rather cute. My wife has little quirks like that. She doesn't like separating paper clips because she thinks they'd be sad and lonely apart.

OK, that's a bit different. But your post reminded me of that.

awaiting said...

Back when I worked retail, I hated giving any change.

It was a reminder that I was working...and I can't have that, now can I?

:)

Found ya by way of mybloglog...hopes ya don'ts minds!

www.nolanotes.com said...

Is it weird that I totally love this post? As in I-would-marry-it-if-I-could love.

acumamakiki said...

I love this - I didn't realize it, but I do love this. And I'm glad you found me - I stupidly didn't think to have cards for BlogHer...next year. (=

karrie said...

I remember people freaking out over $6.66 too.

At one tour operator I had to deal with a woman who was so upset that 13666 was her reservation number, that she insisted on canceling, because it was a sign that her plane would crash, or some other horrible catastrophe would befall her.

Yeah lady. Like losing your deposit.

:)

BSuze said...

You crack me up and I can TOTALLY relate to the love of 41 cents in change. Makes complete sense to me!