How was your Friday? Mine was muy bueno. I completed Orientation at Anthropologie on Friday afternoon. At my previous employer I had been leading New Hire Orientation every two weeks for 6 years… SIX YEARS. I had managed to memorize 87 pages of the employee handbook. It twas thrilling. Today I enjoyed being on the other side of the handbook for once. I met some really stylish and sweet ladies at the Newport Beach, CA store. I will be working at a different Anthro store in SoCal, one that is considerably closer to our apartment. Heading to the Newport Beach store was a one time training for me. The NB store is located in “Fashion Island”. Um, talk about fashion paradise. I had an immediate case of shoppers overload. I browsed around the island for 45 minutes and bought nothing.
I had quick Pinkberry fozen yogurt for lunch before heading into Anthro. I ordered my usual (original flavor with mango, coconut and almonds). I sat down to enjoy my flavor trip to paradise at a window seat allowing me to people watch. But it turns out that I was being watched. I realized that I was being stared at point blank by a 4 year old named Sky. She was literally two feet away from me. Personal space anyone? In a Veruka Salt tone she said “I want to sit where SHE is sitting.” She being me. Still standing two feet away from me, now pointing. Mind you I am the only other customer in the place and there are 20 other available seats. This pig-tailed chica was hard core staring me down. Honestly, I didn’t know how to react, so I chose to ignore her. I felt that it was a teaching moment for her parents/ grandparents. It was just plain awkward for me. I finished up and headed over to Anthro. I looked back and saw that Sky was now in my seat.
Orientation was nice. I learned the basic Anthropologie principles, reviewed the handbook and recieved a tour. I was in! Behind the scenes! As the manager entered the security code into the shoe storage room lock she dramitacaly said “Are. You. Ready?” Anthro humor. Love it! Later in the afternoon I bumped into one of my favorite bloggers Hayley from The Weekend File. My first day at Anthro was a delight. I am looking forward to many more.
Last night I laid out two outfits. Unable to decide I contacted 3 people closest to me (Hubby, Bestie and the lovely Leah).
The winner was…
If your Friday wasn’t as great as mine I hope your weekend is. Cheers!