Five Things Friday: 9-9-16

In the world of retail we’ve had Halloween and Fall items out for a few weeks. 1 in 5 customers comment on this in a negative way, usually stating that it’s too early to think about Halloween. Yeah, I get it. But I’ve been working retail long enough so that I’m always thinking two seasons ahead.

By the way, to those customers groaning about Fall, I like to point out that we have Christmas merchandise on the shelf. Mwahaha! You should see the outraged looks on their faces, I love my job!

So, before we delve completely into pumpkin spice everything and holiday planning, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a very dear to me obsession.

Five Favorite Back to School Supplies

1. Pens and Pencils

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I recently bought some Micron pens off Amazon to aid in my growing talents in doodling. These pens are the best. That’s not to say I’m a pen snob, I’ll use anything so long as it gets the job done, but I do have favorites.

 

2. Notebooks

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After withholding buying them for a few years, I gave in to my love of crisp, clean pages. I threw out all my old notebooks that only had a few blank pages left and splurged a whole dollar on a couple of new ones.

 

3. Sticky Notes

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Does this even need an explanation? Sticky Notes are the best!

 

4. Scissors

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I’m the kind of person who loses scissors like some people lose spoons. I also lose spoons, but that’s another matter. This year I tried to use my best pair of scissors to cut wire, and now I need to buy new scissors.

 

5. Tape

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I’m one of those annoying people who put tape on envelopes so that I don’t have to lick them. Then I add a cute sticker so that hopefully the recipient isn’t too mad at me.

 

If I had to add another item to the list, it would be batteries. I don’t use them so much anymore, but as a retail worker it’s so easy to sell them. “Here, do you want the limited edition 10 pack instead of the 8 pack for the same price?” I had a fun week.

 

-Kristina Wise

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