1. Bobby is arriving sometime before tomorrow morning.

2. Met with my Hindi/Urdu prof and got a bunch of stuff that was really stressing me out straightened. One less thing on my mind.

3. Work was so crazy today! Everything is on sale! Sometimes I don't like sales because they attract the stingier crowds who want to bargain on everything and make a fuss about everything too. People and their Christmas shopping... God help me!

Scenario 1:
Person picks up shoe A: "Do you have this in size 5.0?"
Me: "No we don't carry size 5.0, our smallest is 5.5."
Person picks up shoe B: "How about this in size 5.0?"
Me: "No ma'am, we only carry size 5.5 and up."
Person: "So no 5.0?"
Me: "No."
Person: "What about another store? Can you check at another store?"
Me: "No ma'am, Sterling only carries size 5.5 and up (in most shoes)."
Person: "So nobody has size 5.0?" ...that would be the logical conclusion--good thinking!

Scenario 2:
Person: "Can you bring me this in size 8.0?"
Me: "I'm sorry ma'am, we don't have 8.0, but we have 7.5 and 8.5? Would you like to try either of those?"
Person: "No, I asked for 8.0."
Me: "I know, but we don't have 8.0. Would you like to try 7.5 or 8.5?"
Person: "Where is your size 8.0?" ...I didn't feel like selling it to you so I'm hiding it in the back room and lying to you!
Me: "We're sold out of size 8.0."
Person: "So you don't have anymore?" ...unless 'sold out' has any other implications.
Me: "No."
Person: "I need size 8.0. Can you check once again?" ...yeah sure. It will magically appear if I walk back there one more time.

4. Scrambling to finish up my last two Urdu poetry papers. It's coming along pretty well.

Until next time,

Beni http://onedesi.blogspot.com