Deepavali Hampers

I have been very busy lately. Wrapped and wrapped..non-stopped especially yesterday and the day before. Yesterday was Deepavali day and most people would visit their Indian friends. Very often, they would bring gifts. Some would just buy some chocolates and ask me to wrap for them. 

Some even chose their own items and asked me to wrap them as hampers. But mostly, some customers would just grab my ready-made hampers and go.




So this morning starting from 11am, I was busy wrapping and wrapping till night just before we closed. The hampers kept on moving out and I had to keep on adding..

So tired as I hardly sit. Furthermore, I did it on my own as my helper had to be a full-time cashier.


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The day before yesterday, a customer came and presented me with so many of her self-bought items. I haven't seen her before as she told me that one of my regular customers told her to see me.


She gave me a short time to wrap them and I was actually trying to figure out how to present the hamper well. I just charged her a small amount and she was glad that I managed to do it..

The hamper was so heavy as there were a few bottles of items includng the red wine, ribena and sparking juice. Imagine I had to put them all in that basket. So I used double basket instead to stand the weight..


Comments

  1. Christmas, Chinese new year is coming. Then you will be busier. Ha :D

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    1. the busiest before the Chinese new year..

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  2. wow wrapping whole day long? salute! i'd grumble all the way if i were u! haha

    happy diwali... may the festival of lights bring in more hope and blessings to you and your family! :)

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    1. I don't grumble but I don't like people criticizing..

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  3. Happy wrapping! Wow presume your back bone is breaking up after the long wrapped up day. More to wrap come Xmas in Dec & CNY pretty soon. Need any part timers Bananaz can apply? haha

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    1. I truly need assistant but too bad I don't hv one in hand..

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  4. well.. besides being busy I think that also means you have earned a lot right?? haha, your boss will be the happiest, going to have celebration later?? :p

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    1. more profit surely but the boss doesn't appreciate my hard work..

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  5. so, have you counted how many hampers in total you have wrapped?? woh, 12 hours non-stop wrapping?? that's amazing wenn!!

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    1. I usually don't count but I guess I did a lot..

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  6. I read from the wiki that deepavali is not just one day but the celebration started last Friday already.. wow, so your hands must be pulling lots of tapes and plastics these few days..

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    1. yes, at least my fingers didn't get injured like last time..

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  7. I guess after a few tiring days, your multi-purpose pillow from Abbott can be of great use to relieve your backache and sore muscle?? hehe :p

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    1. not backache but felt boring already..

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  8. wow .. more money coming in..
    good good..

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    1. guess so..but no extra money for me..

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  9. I'm not good in wrapping hampers, merely good in wrapping books, haha!

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    1. Not good in wrapping present either. Can only wrap the most "basic" pattern.

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    2. it takes time to be good in it..

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  10. So clever of you Wenn.. I think I will do chicken hands duck legs wrapping one up... :)

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  11. You are so good, wenn. You wrapped the hamper for unknown customer :)

    Good services attract customers. Keep it up!

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  12. You are so talented in wrapping; it's not easy wrapping hampers!

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  13. i've often wondered what happpens to the hampers that aren't sold?

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  14. well i bet thats indeed a tiring job to do and seems quie boring too

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  15. well packing things wasnt my thing at all im not good at it i usually just toss it all on the bag haha lazy me

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    1. yes, I would just throw all into a bag if I were to give someone..

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  16. are those for gifts? well i think you did a very great job back there i mean i looks neat and perfectly arrange

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    1. thanks..I tried very hard to make it presentable..

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  17. have a great day and happy bloggin wenn god bless you always

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  18. You have a good customer service, if I were you I would not 'layan' the person who brought outside stuff for me to wrap.

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    1. oh, guess I can't bring myself to do that..

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  19. Wenn, this is very professionally wrapped! It's very beautiful! Sure the customer would be very pleased to pay a fee for the good wrapping

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  20. " self-bought items. " means not from your shop ka? very good of you to help her to wrap especially you are so busy and she wants it in a short time.

    Hope this will bring on good rapport and she will come to buy from your shop frequently

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    1. sometimes I can't bring myself to not offering my help..

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  21. for me , i would usually buy the pre-wrapped hamper too coz if ask me to choose I will be blur not sure what to choose. If not mistaken, must have a "tall" bottle of drink or tall box to be the back bone of the hamper, right?

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    1. true, some customers simply choose their items and expect me to create a hamper out of those items.

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  22. where did you learn how to wrap a hamper?

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    1. I started to learn on my own when I started to work at the shop.

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