In case you didn’t know, I’ve been working in retail for about 14 years or so….damn, it’s so much more drepressing when you say it out loud, or type it. So as you could imagine, I freakin’ hate this time of year with a passion. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, I just hate working and going into shopping centres during the Christmas period, it sucks big time. It’s a safe bet that this may very well not be the last retail/Christmas themed cartoon this year as it’s way of venting really. I’ve been tossing up this kind of idea for awhile now and pretty much I only thought of this final version in my head yesterday and then I did it all that night.
Initially I was going to do a cartoon about online shopping and waiting for you purchases to arrive…which I’m currently doing, hurry up damn you, I want my new pencils already!!! Damn online shopping taking forever to turn up and before you give me the whole “why don’t you just buy it in a shop then?” speech, I tried OK! For some reason, a lot of really good art supply stuff isn’t available to buy in Australia at all, it sucks. What I’m talking about it Col-Erase Pencils, by the way. Can’t get them anywhere here, so I had to turn to eBay. I ended up buying red ones, I really wanted purple ones but they were like twice the price for some stupid reason. So I’ll just stick to my purple mechanical Color Eno pencils and my new red Col-Erase when they turn up. Red and purple, not a bad combo. Anyway, I’m still working on an online shopping joke, I’ll get back to you on that one.
So once again. this cartoon is dedicated to all my fellow retail workers, especially all those poor souls who are working Christmas for the first time….good luck, you’ll need it.