Have Yourself a Clueless Little Christmas?

Very few people are willing to work retail anymore. Especially during December when 110% of the entire year’s shopping is done (120% of which will be returned in January). It’s the time when an especially high percentage of shoppers (even online) forget things like: money, wish lists, their brains or–all too often–their hearts. Maybe it’s time to modify that old shopping motto: “Christmas spirit — Don’t leave home without it!”

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36 Responses to Have Yourself a Clueless Little Christmas?

  1. radiostudy says:

    Thanks for the chuckles, Mitch.

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  2. Love the dog. I’m almost done shopping. Great post, Mitch. Merry Christmas. God bless!

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  3. Wouldn’t be funny if it weren’t true…

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  4. Chioma says:


    Christmas is not all that craze in Nigeria. It’s festive but calm…and I can’t remember anyone actually exchanging gifts๐Ÿ˜‚

    Many kids will get new stuffs, toys, clothes etc…eat a nice meal, visit somewhere but that’ll be all. Usually.๐Ÿ˜

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  5. That was very depressing . . .

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  6. Hetty Eliot says:

    Oo I work in retail, so I can certainly appreciate it….

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  7. Abe Austin says:

    Just pressed checkout on Amazon for the gift for my wife ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Super funny stuff, Mitch.

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  9. 4FabFriends says:

    A Clueless little Christmas is my favorite kind of Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

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  10. Quite the telling, holiday psych study, Mitch! As a 30 year retail veteran I can relate; vividly recall my own, mixed December emotions; i.e., loved helping shoppers select gifts for family/friends; loathed the rude, greedy gifteesโ€™ intent to morph returns into cold cash refunds; oft in the presence of the dismayed gifters. Whatever happened to graciously accepting a perfectly tasteful, useful present?

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  11. “I am excited to see my husband’s face when he finds out what he bought for everyone,” That’s hillarious.

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  12. scribelady says:

    I worked in retail for 25+ years, so I can relate. Sadly, Christmas is the worst time to work in retail. People are in a hurry, and don’t care about anything or anybody else. I worked at a large retailer during the Black Friday sales. We were supposed to keep people from buying too many of certain items (quantities were limited). One lady grabbed more than the sign indicated. When I said something, she said she wanted to get them before anybody else did. At first management said to uphold the signs; then management said to let people go.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      You saw the pressure cooker effect up close and personal (crowds, conflicting agendas). It reveals a lot about people, doesn’t it?

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      • scribelady says:

        Yes, it does–customers and management. When I worked the Black Friday sales, it reminded me of barely controlled chaos. The store I worked at had local police and security people out. But you knew that, given the overwhelming number of customers and the mood they were in, things could go south quickly.
        I always thought that employees should have mandatory paid time off after Christmas (I know-LOL hysterically).

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  13. scribelady says:

    In case anybody wonders why there are so many “Help Wanted” signs out there in retail/restaurant land–the above pictures and social media show why.

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  14. TEP336 says:

    Ah yes, the reason why I don’t work retail and have never bothered with it. I’m the living embodiment of “if it felt good saying it, I probably shouldn’t have”. While patience is one of my few remaining virtues, I don’t have an unlimited supply. ๐Ÿ˜‚ People who work in retail are genuinely a special breed. My hat’s off to them.

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  15. JoAnn says:

    People love to treat people who work in retail or customer service like crap because they know they are easy targets and they can get away with it. Personally I don’t think companies have a right to tell their workers to put up with being treated like crap because they are making money.

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  16. K.L. Hale says:

    Thereโ€™s nothing like learning about the best in humanity when shopping! My prayers are with ALL retail workers~Thank you for the giggles, Mitch! And some sad truth mixed in. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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  17. Funny and sad at the same time. Maggie

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  18. Good ones and the main reason the grandkids are getting gift cards – again.

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  19. thanks for that Mitch, put a smile on my face, I’ve already started returning my xmas gift orders on Amazon, call me a grinch! I don’t care. LMAO

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  20. Some real doozies in there. lol Shared a few with my kids and we were all laughing. Thank-you for sharing these. ^_^

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  21. yoyoliving says:

    I have worked in retail for quite a few places in different states for years.

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