From high school to past college graduation, I worked retail. A total of 7 years (with almost a year break my freshman year of college). And there is something I need you all to know about retail and food workers:
I have never been one for New Year's. I've always been the to type to go to bed early (which is strange since most nights I stay up until midnight anyway). I don't go to the parties or festivities (except maybe once every couple years). I don't message or call people "Happy New Year" once I see the ball drop. And I definitely don't make a resolution.
It everyone's favorite time of the year! Stampedes of people trampling over one another when the mall opens. Lines so long they wrap around the store...twice! Getting into your first fist fight over the last copy of the latest video game. What a great time.
Originally, you didn't have plans for any October fun this year. It was going to be a quiet month of making hot cocoa and binge-watching your favorite series. Then one day you get off work to find a message from a friend inviting you to a Halloween party that night. You're excited to actually have a Halloween-related plan and make the most of this month until you realize... it's too late to go out and get a costume! Or you do, but there's barely any left to choose from.