Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Retail Rush

WHEN I GROW up, or, if I grow up, I want to be in a band called Retail Rush.

It just sounds cool. And it's what happens at Second String Music this time of year.

We advertise our hours as 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but we are usually here by 9:15 in the morning and not done until after 7 at night. I should have known it was going to be crazy this morning when we opened up and two minutes later we had our first browser.

A little after 10, a man walked in looking for an amp and guitar pedal for his daughters. One Boss guitar effects pedal and Roland 80-watt Cube amp later, he walked out a happy man.

We also sold a classical guitar, a drum machine, cables, picks and had two major deliveries from FedEx and UPS. And I took the lead singer of the great Quincy band Eleven, Korey Hayner, through the building to find some treasures and trinkets.

Then I helped legendary Cheeseburger Roadie of Doom Frank Haxel with an errand. One cabinet moved and dead van battery later, it was all good.

Holy crap ... it's after 1 in the afternoon already?

No rest for the little kids in all of us. Bring it on, Christmas!

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