Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Having three public holidays back to back was bittersweet for me. On one side, it was soooooo easy to get to work, you cannot imagine how easy it was. Well, maybe this visualization might help.

It makes working during the holidays not so bad after all. And parking is such a breeze and cheap. But then, that cruisin' feeling stopped the moment I stepped out on the sales floor.

Day 1 was fun. It was a Friday, just like any other Friday at the store. I just came back from my off day I was hyped and ready to serve customers with the best smiles.

Day 2 still ok. The place was busy in the early part of the day. After 8pm, we had the place all to ourselves.

Day 3. Gong xi fa cai! We were swamped with non-Malaysians and most of them I'm sorry to say are non-buyers.

Day 4. The crowd picked up a bit. More buyers this time. My level of enthusiasm was just enough to still give courteous services to some annoying customers. A bit sleepy because my shift ended at 10pm and voila! 10 hours later I'm back.

Day 5. Stampede!

Day 6. Happy Birthday KL! I thought it wouldn't be so crowded today but I guess that's just wishful thinking. The people starts coming in at about noon and it seems like they will never leave. I feel that the store should put a bouncer at the door.
Too many people! Cannot come in! Are you here to buy or what! Just looking? Just browsing? GET OUT! What's that with you? Your kids? No people under 3 feet allowed!

One hour to go, my enthusiasm was running thin, my patience was running out and I my smiles began to wane. By the end of the shift, the people are still there and I'm....
Just enough to pick myself up and get myself home.

There's my holidays for you. I'm off for two days after this so happy working for you.


Oreos said...

non-malaysians don't buy? hmm... that's weird.

Kampung Gal said...

Ahh... don't limit your idea of 'non-Malaysians' to tourists only. I don't want to say more. I may piss off some people.

Desparil said...

i was in the area on wed.. wanted to drop by but somehow terforgot lak..

ada dapat angpow?

hyelbaine said...

hhhhmmm...its been awhile since i've worked on long holidays. suffice to say honestly i don't miss it too much ;)

Cheers!!! :D

Kampung Gal said...

Des, it was good that you didn't come in. Believe me...

Baine, try working during 2 months school holidays. I thought I would never recover.

Desparil said...

woi.. bila mau update?