Those of us who’ve had the distinct displeasure of working in retail over the holidays can easily summon a handful of nightmarish encounters with disgruntled customers and disheveled displays. For example, one of my favorite things was opening the dressing room door to an angry vomit of garments overflowing with inside-out pant legs and hangers jutting from a pile of discarded “NOPE!”s. If you are all-too-familiar with such scenarios, now’s your chance to vent and swap horror stories at The Corvallis Advocate’s upcoming “Retail Hell” Storytelling Night at Old world Deli, from 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 18.
Whether you are a current or former retail worker — even if you’ve had a nightmarish shopping experience — all stories are welcome, the only requirement being that they are true and told in 7 minutes or less. As always, Storytelling Night is open to all ages and serves as a safe space and compassionate atmosphere to all who attend. Business names may be kept anonymous per participant preference.
Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit independent journalists at Corvallis’ only locally-owned newspaper