Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Dec 2002, 1:05 a.m.

Business is Up-Down-Left-Right-Left

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Happy Retail Eve! Today I helped people pick gifts via demographic; I suppose I could use the Chicken Soup series for this if I had no soul.

A kind soul made booze cake for the staff. Wow. One did not need candles to get lit up on this cake. Nor an ID.

I did not realize how completely retail had altered my perception of time until I saw my manager putting up the work schedule for next week. Time exists next week? I thought this was Eskatonistan!