5 Types of Christmas shoppers...

Hey loves!

Working in retail I've gained a little bit of knowledge about different types of Christmas shoppers, albeit there are hundreds but today I thought I would just pick out my favourite 5 that appear over the festive period. 

The 'I'M IN A RUSH' Lady - I'm sure most of the population have encountered this woman at sometime over Christmas. You'll most likely find her standing in the middle of a huge que her coat and scarf half dangling off her shoulders, hair stuck to her forehead with sweat, crazy look in her eye, shouting at people behind the till.. 'ISN'T THERE ANY MORE STAFF?' followed by... 'I HAVE TO PICK MY KIDS UP IN 15 MINUTES.' followed by.. 'YOU KNOW WHAT, I'LL LEAVE IT.' Throwing her goods on the floor and then storming her way through the bewildered public via the nearest exit. 


The 'I have no idea what I'm doing' Man - This man is one of my favourites, You'll often see him just aimlessly walking up and down isles, his eyes glazed over. Most of the time this man isn't even looking at the goods in front of him, Just praying that maybe, hopefully something perfect will just jump out and land into the palms of his hands. If  you offer this man any help he will take the first thing you suggest and run for the tills. (This one also respawns around Valentines day.)

The 'You mean you don't sell it?!' person - This person has a specific gift in mind and when you unfortunately have to tell them that in fact, no we don't sell that here, they look at you like you've lost your mind. As much as I wish being retail staff entails making miracles happen I cant run to the stockroom and knit you a Christmas jumper with 2 Christmas puddings and bells on, sorry. 

The 'Why didn't you leave me at home?' Partner - This one I feel sorry for but sometimes it's comical to watch a grown man turn into a whiny, tired toddler. 'Can we go?', 'Yeah, that'll do', 'It's hot in here.' & 'I'm hungry.' are all things that come out of this poor fellas mouth. It's annoying for all parties involved and would save both of you a ton of aggro if you just took his credit card instead. 

The 'Last minute shopper.' - This shopper has usually just finished work on Christmas Eve and has made the conscious effort of leaving all their shopping till now. Even though the lines are out the door, the traffic is hideous and there really isn't much left on the shelves, this shopper is calm and collected. Why you ask? They've accepted their fate. They know they've messed up and they know all the complications that leaving this type of shopping till the last minute brings. Have they ruined Christmas when mum opens her present round the table and finds a salt and pepper shaker from poundland? well yeah, probably. 

Do you know any of these shoppers or are you one of these shoppers?! I probably won't get another post up now until the new year so I hope you all have a magical Christmas!

Jamie
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5 Things no-one tells you about piercings



Hello Beauties!

I thought this might be a fun one, having 8 piercings on my head/ears/nose I'm pretty experienced and feel I can give you this talk hopefully, funny if you've got them, eye opening if your thinking about getting one or if you're not interested it'll be handy to know.


1. Piercings hurt - Okay, this one is a straight up given. The initial pain is something you expect, I mean, the professionals are sticking a big old needle through a part of your body. It's always going to hurt. People are always going to look at you through squinted eyes asking 'Did it hurt?' hell yes it did. However, your not always told about the pain afterwards, all piercings 'ache' or feel a little tender for the first few hours/days. 

But, try catching your new piercings on a piece of clothing, a make-up wipe, anything really. Avoid being hugged. Avoid public spaces. Just avoid being touched. Knocking your pretty new piercing will make your eyes water quicker then watching the new John Lewis Christmas advert. 

2. Aftercare isn't a joke - The professionals will tell you 'make sure you do your aftercare twice a day for as long as possible.' If you're going do me a solid, please promise me you'll do this, I've seen some people who've been to lazy to wash a scaffold piercing regularly and it's resulted in big pus filled boils that leak the most heinous smelling fluid. 

Do you and everyone else a favour and keep up your aftercare.


3. People will try and touch your piercing - This one irritates me, I can't tell you how many times people have said 'I want a piercing just like that..' then have gone to actually touch me with their bare-dirty-i-have-no-idea-where-they-have-been hands. If you are someone with piercings you'll know exactly what I mean and if not, I might have just taught you a valuable life lesson.

4. Your nan probably won't like it - I've used nans as an example here, my nan actually likes mine. However, they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea. I've had a random mother look at me, look at her daughter, sigh and then say.. 'please don't ever get a piercing like that.' A little insensitive yes, but did I then look at my ears in a mirror afterwards and think 'hell yes, that looks awesome.'? Of course I did. People have a lot to say but what really truly and only matters is that you love what you've got.

5. Piercings are addictive - So addictive in fact I got 4 in one day once, granted the healing has been awful but nothing beats walking into the tattoo shop, smelling the disinfectant, waiting in the line to get your piercing and then pain, loads of pain but you walk out of there smiling and totally in love with your pretty new metal. I honestly have no idea when I'll stop getting them and would actually like a total of 11 in my left ear, I currently have 3 so I'm 8 away but each new one gets me a little bit closer and it makes me so excited, I actually look forward to the pain.

Anyway, there it is, a light hearted post all about piercings! If you have any questions, any at all feel free to drop me a message in the comment box as I'd love to put together a post with them all in!

Jamie
x








Tuesday, 20 December 2016

5 Types of Christmas shoppers...

Hey loves!

Working in retail I've gained a little bit of knowledge about different types of Christmas shoppers, albeit there are hundreds but today I thought I would just pick out my favourite 5 that appear over the festive period. 

The 'I'M IN A RUSH' Lady - I'm sure most of the population have encountered this woman at sometime over Christmas. You'll most likely find her standing in the middle of a huge que her coat and scarf half dangling off her shoulders, hair stuck to her forehead with sweat, crazy look in her eye, shouting at people behind the till.. 'ISN'T THERE ANY MORE STAFF?' followed by... 'I HAVE TO PICK MY KIDS UP IN 15 MINUTES.' followed by.. 'YOU KNOW WHAT, I'LL LEAVE IT.' Throwing her goods on the floor and then storming her way through the bewildered public via the nearest exit. 


The 'I have no idea what I'm doing' Man - This man is one of my favourites, You'll often see him just aimlessly walking up and down isles, his eyes glazed over. Most of the time this man isn't even looking at the goods in front of him, Just praying that maybe, hopefully something perfect will just jump out and land into the palms of his hands. If  you offer this man any help he will take the first thing you suggest and run for the tills. (This one also respawns around Valentines day.)

The 'You mean you don't sell it?!' person - This person has a specific gift in mind and when you unfortunately have to tell them that in fact, no we don't sell that here, they look at you like you've lost your mind. As much as I wish being retail staff entails making miracles happen I cant run to the stockroom and knit you a Christmas jumper with 2 Christmas puddings and bells on, sorry. 

The 'Why didn't you leave me at home?' Partner - This one I feel sorry for but sometimes it's comical to watch a grown man turn into a whiny, tired toddler. 'Can we go?', 'Yeah, that'll do', 'It's hot in here.' & 'I'm hungry.' are all things that come out of this poor fellas mouth. It's annoying for all parties involved and would save both of you a ton of aggro if you just took his credit card instead. 

The 'Last minute shopper.' - This shopper has usually just finished work on Christmas Eve and has made the conscious effort of leaving all their shopping till now. Even though the lines are out the door, the traffic is hideous and there really isn't much left on the shelves, this shopper is calm and collected. Why you ask? They've accepted their fate. They know they've messed up and they know all the complications that leaving this type of shopping till the last minute brings. Have they ruined Christmas when mum opens her present round the table and finds a salt and pepper shaker from poundland? well yeah, probably. 

Do you know any of these shoppers or are you one of these shoppers?! I probably won't get another post up now until the new year so I hope you all have a magical Christmas!

Jamie
x

Thursday, 8 December 2016

5 Things no-one tells you about piercings



Hello Beauties!

I thought this might be a fun one, having 8 piercings on my head/ears/nose I'm pretty experienced and feel I can give you this talk hopefully, funny if you've got them, eye opening if your thinking about getting one or if you're not interested it'll be handy to know.


1. Piercings hurt - Okay, this one is a straight up given. The initial pain is something you expect, I mean, the professionals are sticking a big old needle through a part of your body. It's always going to hurt. People are always going to look at you through squinted eyes asking 'Did it hurt?' hell yes it did. However, your not always told about the pain afterwards, all piercings 'ache' or feel a little tender for the first few hours/days. 

But, try catching your new piercings on a piece of clothing, a make-up wipe, anything really. Avoid being hugged. Avoid public spaces. Just avoid being touched. Knocking your pretty new piercing will make your eyes water quicker then watching the new John Lewis Christmas advert. 

2. Aftercare isn't a joke - The professionals will tell you 'make sure you do your aftercare twice a day for as long as possible.' If you're going do me a solid, please promise me you'll do this, I've seen some people who've been to lazy to wash a scaffold piercing regularly and it's resulted in big pus filled boils that leak the most heinous smelling fluid. 

Do you and everyone else a favour and keep up your aftercare.


3. People will try and touch your piercing - This one irritates me, I can't tell you how many times people have said 'I want a piercing just like that..' then have gone to actually touch me with their bare-dirty-i-have-no-idea-where-they-have-been hands. If you are someone with piercings you'll know exactly what I mean and if not, I might have just taught you a valuable life lesson.

4. Your nan probably won't like it - I've used nans as an example here, my nan actually likes mine. However, they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea. I've had a random mother look at me, look at her daughter, sigh and then say.. 'please don't ever get a piercing like that.' A little insensitive yes, but did I then look at my ears in a mirror afterwards and think 'hell yes, that looks awesome.'? Of course I did. People have a lot to say but what really truly and only matters is that you love what you've got.

5. Piercings are addictive - So addictive in fact I got 4 in one day once, granted the healing has been awful but nothing beats walking into the tattoo shop, smelling the disinfectant, waiting in the line to get your piercing and then pain, loads of pain but you walk out of there smiling and totally in love with your pretty new metal. I honestly have no idea when I'll stop getting them and would actually like a total of 11 in my left ear, I currently have 3 so I'm 8 away but each new one gets me a little bit closer and it makes me so excited, I actually look forward to the pain.

Anyway, there it is, a light hearted post all about piercings! If you have any questions, any at all feel free to drop me a message in the comment box as I'd love to put together a post with them all in!

Jamie
x