[just because i liked the theme of yesterday's post...]
Step one: grab the garland and scissors and tissue paper and go down to Powells' Green Room early [8:10] in hopes that you can get all four window displays bedecked in the pre-customer quiet before your carts of books come and you have three hours of shelving to take care of.
Step two: pull out first window display case and lay down first length of tissue paper under display books.
Step three: open first skein [yes, i'm calling it a skein] of garland.
Step four: try to get the strand started without it getting tangled up.
Step five: oh, you've got to be kidding me.
Step six: pull it all off the cardboard carefully and try to extract the starting end of garland from the mess it came in.
Step seven, eight, nine, twelve, twenty-four: try to disentangle big knot of red sparkly madness.
Step twenty-five [8:30]: over the loudspeaker: "Attention Powell's employee Gigi, your carts are in in-coming. Gigi, your carts are here."