As if being off sick wasn't frustrating enough....I finally arrive back at my bead shop today, after a 9 day absence, only to discover that someone (and I'm really hoping we're talking about a SMALL child, here) DUMPED an ENTIRE tube of size 11 seed beads out in a pile on the floor (not out in the open, but in a somewhat hidden corner), and left the tube and cap behind as well. ALSO - they dumped a packet of size 12 beading needles out onto the glass countertop, and then put the packet back in the tray. I'm sure it was the same unsupervised BRAT, or a completely insane adult, but either way - I was LIVID. Not to mention the fact that I'm still all coughy and hacky, and tired and just plain cranky. I realize that this could have happened even had I been there recently, but I still don't know why none of the other clerks noticed or DID anything about it. That is the problem with having the type of shop I have - a booth (well, larger than a booth-a large space, really) inside an antiques and flea market - so there isn't always someone there everyday all day (10am-8pm would suck the life out of me if I did it everyday). I managed to salvage most of the seed beads, but can't resell what I recovered. I really wish I could get my hands on the little....ah, anyway.
Another day - another rant. At least it's about beads this time!