I have not had a good day.
A flea market day at the end of the month is rarely much fun... add in that everybody has been spending all their money on school supplies, and the heat is sapping whatever energy everyone has left, and it just doesn't add up to huge sales... but still, we were busy in a very strange way...
It started when one of the local 'homes' stopped by with a busload of people that are 'challenged'
They bought a few things. And paid for them with an astounding collection of pennies, nickels, dimes and the occasional quarter. And some of that change was... sticky... lets just say that the hand sanitizer was very popular today...
And while this was happening, a church guy has been having a battle with depression issues, which I'm afraid to say I strongly suspect are more about his sense of drama than any real issue I can see... and after about the 4th text telling me about his total inability to sleep the night before, I responded that I was perfectly willing to cure his insomnia by knocking him out cold with the nearest heavy object. (I can be very warm and nurturing at times... with proper warning, When I'm not driven to distraction. And provided you're a cactus and not a full grown person who has stopped taking their medication.)
And of course, about 20 minutes after that, I recieved notice that the church would very much like it if I would read the Biblical Scripture during church service. Now, those of you who remember the Archangel Gabriel moment, may remember that these things always seem to be thrust upon me when I have just said or done something that is most vehemently Not Christian... and threatening to knock someone unconscious would probably qualify for that.
And to top it all off... Little Bit... which is what we call one of our regular customers behind her back, came in at exactly 15 minutes to close, and began her favorite tactic of placing items priced at 10 dollars on the counter and announcing she was only paying two dollars. It hasn't worked at any time in the last 2 years, but she keeps trying. Gotta admire her persistance, God love her.
She invariably pays the marked price... eventually... and I was 30 minutes late getting out of there.
I have one nerve left, and I would strongly advise anyone out there to STAY OFF OF IT.