Easter weekend was half-busy at the Major Home Improvement Retailer. As you might guess, Saturday was the busy day, hopping at a pace that would make the Easter Bunny jealous. I worked noon to 8:30 and hardly stopped for a minute. Maybe it was the upcoming holiday, but customers by and large were in happy or at least agreeable moods. There were sourpusses here and there, but not like usual. Sales were quite strong, especially for outdoors and patio items. One consequence of being so busy, and in a reasonably pleasant atmosphere, is that the workday just rocketed on by. It was only in the last hour of my shift that time really slowed down. It’s surely no coincidence that the last hour was also when the customer flow really slowed.
I worked only a 4-hour shift on Easter, which is standard practice. To make things extra nice, I got paid for eight. At least during by 2:30 to 6:30 shift the store was quite slow. Had I been working eight hours it would have seemed endless, but four was tolerable. Working until 6:30 meant that we had Easter dinner at 7, but the roast leg of lamb was most definitely worth it!