- By Benita Joy
- Published 12/20/2006
Benita Joy is a Malayalee Christian and serves as the Chief Editor for South Asian Connection. She is a woman of faith, gifted in the area of leadership and administration, and has a heart for world missions. Her desire is to live a life that is pure and to serve God's purposes in her generation. Benita is pursuing a double major in English and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She loves big cities, chai, the internet, roller coasters, international cuisines, music, and hanging out with friends. She is the youngest member of Team SAC, plays guitar with a baby pink pick (Yikes!), and she's not much taller than your average dwarf (don't tell her that).
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!
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?"
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!
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.
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,