In between classes, though, I’m in specialty sales again. This time, instead of education about human sexuality and all the various ways it can be experienced and enhanced, I’m now jumping into the mysterious, fast-paced, controversial world of art supplies. It’s definitely a change, but I cannot possibly describe how much I love it. I get to talk to people all day about making art. It’s still customer service, so I get to make people’s day go more smoothly (or more roughly, if they’re looking to texture their painting ). One of my favorite parts is how many new things there are to learn–even after I’m competent at answering the most common questions, there are still countless intermediate and advanced questions I can learn. My goal is for other staff to come ask me questions about some topics the way they ask our boss, who knows everything.
But speaking of the staff… my very favoritest part? I get to work with people whose company I really enjoyed as a customer, and am now thoroughly enjoying as a co-worker. This was waiting for me when I officially became a member of the team:
I AM IN A FAIRY TALE! Every time I insist I’m Puss in Boots you people just think I’m being a furry, but I’m pretty sure I’m some sort of archetype manifest, or maybe even just a run-of-the-mill Mary Sue. OH NO CHECK FOR ME DO I HAVE PURPLE EYES?! Whew, they’re still greyish blue. Wait, I work in art supplies now! They’re “slate blue”or perhaps “PMS 291.”