Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Happy Shop Assistant?



I spent a very long morning in the museum, dealing with the occasional shopper, a few visitors and then a school from Southend who came to the Victorian school.  The kids all like the school but do not wish to go through that every day, the teachers, eyeing the cane and rows of quiet obedient children I suspect, appear more willing to go though this daily.  A well behaved crowd today happily spending their £5 on the kind of things we would wish to buy for ourselves but will not admit it.  The slates sold well again, I tell them to ask the folks at home if they remember using them and many children appear keen to do this.  Just as many buy the plastic insects to offer to mum when they get back.  They appear keen to do this.  Today several bought the attractive gem stones for mum instead, Christmas must be ahead!  

   
The day had started well, the heat was off, the boiler was not working and I looked forward to a dreary time.  Eventually I realised what had occurred, fixed it, but by then time had passed and I rushed out unprepared and arriving in time to discover we were all in similar boats with things holding us up.  All that is bar the first paying customer who arrived before we did.  Bah!  Dealing with the kids took time and the lass who takes over from me at on o'clock did not show so I was still there by the time the kids left at 2:30.  It was quiet then, the silence could be heard!   This means I have little time to catch up on the real world and the real world is so much less interesting by the time I return.  What has happened out there?  Murder and mayhem, lies and deceit?  Usual stuff I reckon.  I looked through the usual blogs, commented on one or two and will do on one or two others once I have read all the words.  The blogs are so good, taking me all over the world, into lives I would never know otherwise.  People in different worlds than mine with very different lifestyles (I have a 'lifestyle?) and differing views educate, inform and entertain better than the so called professionals do.  They of necessity are limited to what pays, blogs reveal the heart!  That is why they are good.  At least the ones I choose to look at are.  
Now I am off to read through the longer ones and sleep the sleep of the er, sleepy.....
    


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11 comments:

the fly in the web said...

I agree with you about blogs...they and their writers have opened my eyes to a great deal which had previously passed me by and to things which I never thought would interest me.

Lee said...

Dammit! You've gone to sleep before I had time to comment! I can hear your snoring all the way to here!

No...sorry...that's thunder or perhaps a huge truck rumbling by along the road yonder. Maybe it's my stomach...no, it can't be...I've had breakfast!

Sleep well, my good man!

Carol In Cairns said...

How lovely Adullaman, to see pictures of your gift shop. I like the idea that the kiddies get £5 to spend ~ it reminds me of a Mothers Day stall they used to have at my son's school when he was in primary school ~ every child brought something for the stall and then nothing was over $5. Mind you I never got any rubber spiders :). Lucky you don't sell fake dog poo ~ that's always a good one to fill stockings with.

I like your observation on bloggers ~ it is nice to be invited into their world ~ yours included Adullaman. Some of the lives I follow are so different from what I know ~ it is a privilege to learn in this way! make connections like we had pen pals as kids, and just be entertained.

Have a great Wednesday!!

Carol In Cairns said...

Adullaman, I hope you don't mind me asking Fly whether she has a current blog that we can follow?

the fly in the web said...

May i reply to Carol here by your kind permission?

Yes..

http://asurfeitofpalfreys.wordpress.com/

Adullamite said...

Fly, Indeed. They can make great reads.

Lee, Snore? Me? My listeners yes, but me....?

Carol, Fake dog poo is not allowed. It is not quite in keeping.

Carol, Fly has listed her blog for you, it is a great read!!!

Carol In Cairns said...

Thanks Fly ~ Yes, Adullaman, Fly does have a really interesting blog.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is indeed a great shame that not more has been made out of you being the first truly interactive museum exhibit to exist. Of course, I can understand why the museum board of directors would not want a whole lot of publicity until they can put a much more agreeable artifact on display.

Adullamite said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Chef Files said...

Good God, the rather delightful Helen was quite right about the delicious ambience to be found here. I shall return, but this time with coffee.

Adullamite said...

Chef, I await the coffee!