As a cashier, I have seen a lot of unsavory personalities throughout the holiday season. Obviously, the holidays bring stress upon everyone for a number of reasons, but that’s not an excuse to take your frustrations out on cashiers and salespeople. Now, not everyone does it but there are a select few that bring their Grinch out while shopping this time of year.
It begins anew every year at Thanksgiving. The second we cut the turkey it can be heard creeping over the horizon. It slithers through the radio, it assaults our ears at the store, and even follows us into the bathroom. I am speaking, of course, about Christmas music. Before the first day of December, Christmas music arrives once again to overstay its welcome. It’s
Don’t stress if you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday. If you were smart and didn’t spend your life savings on Black Friday like I did last year, there’s still plenty of time left to find deals. Black Friday has some decent sales, but in reality, the items you got on Black Friday will most likely go on sale again at some point during
To give him some credit, just about all mascots give me the creeps, but there is something about Petey that goes the extra mile into terror town. Be it his emotionless doe-eyes, or his snarky smile, something about him just doesn’t seem right. We’ve all seen him enthusiastically motivating crowds at sporting events, meandering around campus giving high fives, and leaving a trail of
You’re walking outside the dining hall. You have your wallet and phone in the back pocket of your jeans when sud- denly out of nowhere they fall on the ground. At this point you’re fearing the worst. Is my screen cracked? Did anyone see that? There’s nothing left to do but pick them up and curse your jeans. As a bystander, I can no
By this time, most students have selected their classes for next semester. They have all gotten up for their registration times and stumbled to their computers or tablets and logged on to their accounts. However, they registered on different days depending on their amount of completed credits. With the different registration days comes different available classes. Some sad souls will be stuck with the dreaded