Working for the man
Twice a week at the LBS, and I love it
I'm in at Cycle Science today, and it's a cold, windy and rainy day, so it's going to be a quiet day. Wednesdays are normally reasonably quiet compared to the chaos of the weekends and Friday evenings. Pete (the boss) takes most of the morning off to see his dad, and leaves me here to look after things 'til lunchtime. When it's bad cycling weather, it's very quiet.
One of the fun things about working here is the new bits we get all the time. A truck arrives and we get a whole pile of new bits to play with, or a rep shows up and shows us new bling bits and we waste time crapping on about the Tour, what's selling well, what's been on the shop floor for years (anyone want an older Trek 8000? We've had that one for 4 years at least!), what do we think will sell well next summer (commuter bikes, I'm betting on) etc. Today won't pay many bills, but it's still fun to work here, if you can call it working. I've had one customer come in and talk about riding the new Eastlink bikepath and we had a look at some bikes that might be suitable for that, but other than that, a quiet day.