I really really REALLY despise handing out flyers! FINALLY, after 2 and a half weeks of doing it, it is done. Good riddance! *ecstatic jump Wooooooohooooo! ^^
For the last two and a half weeks at work, I have been handing out leaflets at a small stand in a shopping centre promoting the Bonus Time at Clinique. It is literally one of the most terrible jobs! When I first got the job, I thought all the girls would be alternating this task, or at least there would be a few of us doing it together. How I was wrong. I had to do this 6 days a week for this time period...because I was the newbie. Aiyaaaah. #dontknowwhethertolaughorcry
'Next joke please...PLEAAASE?!'
I'm pretty confident approaching people, but you really have to be so thick skinned doing this role. I admit myself to finding people handing out flyers so annoying and tend to dodge them like bullets when I see them but I would never be rude to them. Boy, some people were so so rude! *pow
Some would use their hands and flap them away 'shooing' me away. LOL. Others I would ask 'Can I tell you about the bonus time?' and they would literally continue walking like they didn't hear me. Seriously, don't people have some basic manners? All I need is a 'No thanks' and I won't speak anymore. I was still expected to smile sweetly consistently to everyone after this of course. I actually began to find it funny that so many were so rude and this actually motivated me to be even more chirpy and smiley. Yeah!
I really contemplated quitting not only because of the many rude people but also because of the sleazy men who would approach me. There was this particular guy who came and asked me what was in the free gift. I told him about the cosmetics and soaps inside and how he could give it to his girlfriend/mother/ sister or friend etc etc. Then he said he didn't have a girlfriend and winked at me before stroking my hand. Eeeeew! I withdrew immediately and he sleazly walked away and blew me a kiss. Bleugh. *puke This definitely wasn't in the job description. #cantevenyoloanymore
Even though I seriously contemplated quitting after 2 days for a receptionist job that would be a significantly higher pay, at least £8 an hour compared to the current £6.50 I was getting, I didn't quit. It was more that I wanted to prove to myself that if I wanted to complete something, I could, no matter how utterly terrible it was. Moreover, I should really be grateful that I have a job and not complain so much right?! I mean, that was just the downside of working in sales but I do completely love working at the counter and giving consultations to clients and helping them find the perfect products for their skin. The makeup counter to me is like when a kid enters a candy shop. It is so fun to play around with the products! ^^
This experience has also made me 1000 times more sympathetic towards other leaflet or flyer hander outers. (like my word choice? ><) Whenever I see one, I smile and if I have time I listen to what they say. They are just doing their job after all! :)
Moving on, this week coming up is the week of tough mudder! Aiyaaaah! I haven't been working out at all the last week, just because work has drained all of my energy plus pms-ing too. #poorexcuse I've also been eating so much junk food! Deem guy! I'm determined to get back into the gist of things this week. *fighting! ^^
Spent my day off catching up with an old friend over some delicious tapas! Plus, anyone tried this yummy tea from m&s? ;)
Hope you have been having a relaxing weekend! ^^