Ramblings

Returning That Unwanted Christmas Gift

UNITED STATES—Did you get a gift for Christmas that just wasn’t your cup of tea? Did you get something for the holiday that you really didn’t want? Well there is a reason plenty of retailers nowadays, especially during the holiday season ask if you want a gift receipt. Why? If you got something that you truly didn’t want you...

After Christmas Sales

UNITED STATES—Well all the gifts have been unwrapped and the presents have been purchased. So now what? It’s time for those ‘After Christmas Sales.’ However, the big question that a lot of people ask is rather Black Friday sales are better than After Christmas sales? I used to think it was Black Friday, but sorry America, it is not,...

New Year, New Aspirations

UNITED STATES—Well people, 2022 has come to an end and 2023 has arrived. Another year is over and a New Year has started. So the big question that is likely being asked by many people are what resolutions are you planning to implement for the New Year? It is something we all do, and the problem with any New...

The Rules Of Tipping

UNITED STATES—There has been a lot of chatter lately from people in my circle who have been abuzz with the concept of tipping. When should you tip and when should you not tip? It does seem like no matter where you go nowadays everyone wants you to tip. I am a firm believer that you should always tip when...

Good Customer Service Does Matter

UNITED STATES—It is safe to say the holiday season is going to be all over by the time you read this column and for many Americans including myself I am happy to say so. The holidays just sometimes bring a level of stress that is unwarranted and sometimes taxing on the body. The thing I expect to see during...

Create A Hustle To Earn Money

UNITED STATES—To be honest, I do not believe I have a hustler mentality, but people have told me if there is something I want or need I will find a way to make it happen, legally speaking people. I’m not willing to commit a crime to get something that I want. However, I think every American has a hustler’s mentality...

Overbuying Gifts For Xmas Because Of A Sale

UNITED STATES—It is so hard to fathom that in a little less than 2 weeks Christmas will be here. I swear I have no idea what it is about the fall months that seem to move with a rapid succession. September and October are a little slow, but as soon as Halloween comes and goes, it seems like a...

The Black Friday Experience

UNITED STATES—Those days of the crazy long lines, camping outdoors before retailers open their doors to nab those doorbuster items that are too good to be true (sometimes you can get iconic deals people) seem like they might be in the past. Why? Things have changed since the 2020 pandemic. To be honest I think the pandemic changed our...

A Thanksgiving To Remember

UNITED STATES—Thanksgiving 2022 was a bit different than previous holidays for my family. For starters, I had to work, which has become a norm for me. When you work in retail, you unfortunately don’t have much of an option, plus I don’t mind because the actual day itself is not that busy. It is an opportunity to get paid...

Too Sick To Work

UNITED STATES—This week was a challenge for me America. I rarely get sick, but when I do it gets to a point where I have to ask that question, “Can I make it to work and do I actually want to go to work? Those are questions so many Americans have to battle at times. For many Americans, they...