On Sunday January 4th, at 11:00AM, this was the scene in the Artful Bead Carrollton store:
See, we’re counting everything in the store, a big team of people from the Fort Worth store and the Carrollton store, united and busy. Very busy, counting every bead and strand in the store.
Brenda and Carol count Swarovski crystals…
Lucas wastes time while others work… (OK, he worked hard too.)
And Amy holds her Scepter of Inventory Supremacy, AKA The Spoon of Doom! Amy organized the entire process, assigned teams, and kept the whole thing running and on track. The Spoon is applied (briskly and swiftly) to any slacker, anyone who fails to count diligently and constantly, and thus Lets The Team Down. Or anyone who makes bad puns. Or says numbers really loud to throw the rest of us off when we’re counting.
This worked nicely for most of the day, we finished counting before 4:00 in the afternoon. An amazing feat, we never expected to finish so early!
But in a power struggle over control of The Spoon, tragedy struck!
We don’t know if we will be able to repair the spoon by next year’s inventory. Power struggles are inevitable, I guess, and Amy did end up with the biggest share of the broken spoon, but it was shocking to witness, hostilities immediately ceased. Just goes to show you how close we are to anarchy, even in the midst of beads. Maybe next year we’ll have to have a two-by-four of doom instead.