And So It Begins…

The day after Thanksgiving. They call it Black Friday.

Christmas is thirty days away. Twenty-nine shopping days. Four weeks.

I made out today my schedule for the next two weeks. Next week is definitely a sixty-hour work week. The following week looks to be about the same. I may have a day off–my first since yesterday–during the week of December 12th.

No, that’s not normal. I won’t even complain–it would achieve nothing and my staff might take away the wrong message. It’s just the reality of the situation–retail management in December.

If there’s an upshot, it’s that my Christmas shopping is largely complete. Small favors, right?

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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