Did anyone else not realise that ‘Stocktake Sales’ are called ‘Stocktake Sales’ because the company actually has to do a stocktake? I certainly didn’t make the connection (or possibly never cared enough to consider it) and this morning i was one of the fools caught up in the task.

And it’s not just the task itself that was horrible, there were weeks of lead up. I was at the stage where, last night, i had a nightmare that my foot was cut off and i was going to have to call in sick for stocktake but i couldn’t because my manager would never forgive me!

Did you know that it’s done outside of shopping hours? Makes sense doesn’t it as you can’t be counting things if people are trying them on hiding them in odd places (oh the places i find clothes?!). I had to get out of bed at 4:30am this morning. Three and a half hours earlier than normal, THREE AND A HALF people! I only went to bed at 11pm and couldn’t sleep on account of the ‘Stocktake Terrors’ so the last time i checked my phone was 1:30am, ONE THIRTY AM! 

The Husband loved it because that’s his normal waking time, e.v.e.r.y d.a.y. but George was so confused he kept looking at me as if to say “Mum, Where are our morning snuggles? Why aren’t we spooning under the covers? This is wrong, something is TERRIBLY TERRIBLY WRONG”

When i finally arrived at work everyone was so tense and stressed, there was to be no talking to each other, only scanning. All i could hear in my head was “1-ENTER-FIXTURE-SCAN-ESC” non-stop for four hours. When i found my groove i started quietly (well i thought so) singing along to the in-store radio and even that wasn’t allowed, lest i interrupt anyone else’s interior monologue of “1-ENTER-FIXTURE-SCAN-ESC”

In other news i finished really early this afternoon (still did an eight hour day though) and The husband won’t be here until 7 pm so george and i are planning on catching up on some missed snuggles and watching Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights with pretzels and muchos Diet Coke without the fear of retribution.

I hope your day was a little nicer? Care to share?



Apologies for the capitals but I’m feeling very emotional this afternoon, possibly i am over tired. 




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