Saturday, January 31, 2015

Merchandising Fail

I hope you like quickies because that's what you're getting tonight. I just took the first shower I've taken in a week where Seoul has NOT woken while I've been mid-shampoo and I am in bliss. Last night, she barfed on me and seemed to have a gassy, unhappy tummy for the duration of the night which meant this mommy slept maybe 2 or 3 hours.

Despite this giant sleep deficit, I was ready to go out shopping with my husband and children, braving the subzero temperatures as we went to a discount Korean shopping mall. It made us feel like we were right back in Seoul, and that makes us both quite happy. We shopped and had a really cheap and extremely delicious lunch.

We needed to go to the supermarket after this so we made our way back to the car. And that, my dears, is when we discovered this epic fail in merchandising.

What's merchandising, you ask? Well, if you've ever worked in retail, as I did after school and between semesters in college, you occasionally had to dress up the windows. Creating a flattering ensemble that makes customers want to come in and buy it is the hallmark of outstanding merchandising. This was always a manager's job but if they really liked your little part-time-after-school-special-ass, you'd get asked the best question ever (right behind "do you want a raise?" and "how would you like to go on break?" of course): "Would you like to help me with the merchandising?"

Oh hells yes! It was my favorite part of working retail. That's why this display completely baffles and amuses me. Even though it's been many years since my mall-job days, I doubt that much has changed where this would be considered a good job on dressing the windows...


  1. It look likes the job was done by a team of crazy MILs after they finished a few bottles of baiju.

    1. Hahaha! Hell, it looks like a bunch of MILs had at it even without baijiu! LOL!