This is me everyday on campus…
This is not a joke. Midway through conversations I will yell SQUIRREL. I don’t really have a obsession with squirrels, just Butler squirrels. Butler squirrels are not your average squirrel. Just like the students here, Butler squirrels are extremely happy. They will get extremely close to you, and you almost start to debate whether you should pet them or not. I would suggest you do not pet them.
This is a picture my friend Billy took of a Butler squirrel. They pose for us!
In all seriousness, I feel like the squirrels are so happy on our campus for the same reasons the students are. Our campus is so pretty whether it’s snowing or raining or sunny!
These are pictures a Butler student took yesterday after the snow we got, which is now gone.
The squirrels are always out and about. Sometimes they are playing, which is funny to watch. The other day when I was walking back from class there were two squirrels playing and one tried to jump on top of the other one and instead fell off the tree. I was laughing so hard.
Well now that I just compared Butler students to squirrels you probably all I think I am officially crazy. Just wait until you come to Butler for your first semester. You’ll probably write a blog about squirrels too.
Over this break all I have been doing is working. Work has not been too bad because the days go by really fast with so many people shopping. Plus all the college kids are back at work, so it’s just like how it used to be when I worked there. There are a couple things that bother me about working at the mall though.
1. Crazy Shoppers/Drivers/Moms
I understand you are trying to get exactly what your daughter wants, but if your daughter gave you a list from online we most likely don’t have that item in the store. If we did have the item in the store unfortunately I probably would not be able to best assist you because I have only been back at work for a week, and if you didn’t realize we have thousands of pieces of clothing in the store. Also drivers please don’t take up an entire lane just because you are waiting for a spot. You make it difficult for me to get around you and when I have only 10 minutes to find a spot and get to work you are making my life insane. I’m sorry I am ranting but if anyone would like to work a day at the mall you would experience these same things.
2. Crazy Work Hours
Because it is Christmas time the mall decides to open earlier and close later. Unfortunately for us this means that we have to come in earlier and stay later also… a lot later. The mall has been opening at 8 am and closing at 11 pm, which maybe helping but a lot of people don’t even know we are open and closing that early or late. Tonight will be the first night that I have to close with these hours so it should be interesting, and tomorrow I have to go to work at 6 am so I will see how miserable this will be!
3. Things that I can’t change
I’m sorry I can’t change the prices of clothing. I can’t change the fact that we charge for our Christmas boxes. And also I can’t change our exchange policy. I think people think that because I work at Forever 21 I have some magical power to change things. There’s literally nothing I can do. Please do not get mad at workers. It’s not like we look forward to dampening your spirits while you shop. If anything we just want to go home!
I did not mean to rant, but for all of you who do these things I don’t hate you I just wish you would reconsider the situation. While you may not be too thrilled to shop at the mall during this time, many of us are not too thrilled to be working 40+ hours these next few weeks. Anyway for all of you that want a white Christmas I wish you the best of luck, but Indiana isn’t going to cooperate! So here’s a little something to keep you hopeful.