I mentioned a while back that I had been asked to do a toy demo at our local Wal-Mart this Saturday. The pay was OK; - $40 for 4 hours of work. It wasn't until just yesterday that I found out the details. There is no demonstration of toys involved.
The job consists of "...intercepting children as they enter the store and leading them in a parade line back to the toy department for a photo opportunity...".
I can only imagine how many ways this could go wrong.
I am not a "kid-perky" person to begin with, and I don't deal with conflict well. I don't want to deal with parents who are angry about having their kid(s) hijacked and led to the toy department the minute they enter the store. I don't want to deal with parents who are disappointed when their free "photo opportunity" is less than studio quality. I don't want to be responsible when someone's child leads half of the parade to the candy aisle instead of the toy department.
I don't care how nice a few extra dollars would be right now; I've politely unscheduled myself for this gig.
Good news is that Shane's boss says there is work waiting for him now. Bad news is that there's still about 5" of snow on the ground that has to melt first. If he's lucky, he might be able to get a week's worth of work in before that "major snow storm at the end of February" that everyone's predicting.
If I'm not around for a few days, think nothing of it, especially if your name is SonyaAnn. I have a lot of errands to run this week, a doctor appointment, an early release day from school and some Valentine cookies to bake. Looks like my dance card is full until Saturday.