Post by mina pandora oliveira on Sept 9, 2017 20:01:34 GMT -7
Morning. Opening shift at Flourish & Blotts. Mina typically tried to avoid those as much as possible, simply because there were more customers to deal with as people tended to try and get things done before going in to work. That was great and all, but also made the store overcrowded and hard to handle. She also wasn’t a fan of having to wake up early. Her days normally started around nine in the morning, only because the dog had to be walked and fed by then. If Callisto didn’t do it first, that was. Sometimes she got a jump on it if she was feeling particularly nice. Either that or Mina was still passed out from a night on the town and clearly going to be hungover and unable to move. It happened more often than not. Today she was fine though. Middle of the week meant she hadn’t felt the need to drink her problems away. Yet. That could always change by the end of her shift. Depended on how things went. The only good part about opening the store (yes there was a good part), was that she could expect to be done by around two. Having to be in at five in the morning made that all worth it. Since Ursula was the best boss ever, her shift the following day would be closing. That meant being able to go home this afternoon, take a quick nap, and then go out drinking with her muggle friends for a mid-week decompression.
But today was different. Mina had been in the shop for close to two hours already, and there was no one there. Sometimes she was thankful that a real book store still existed in the magical world, because it was starting to look like they were becoming obsolete in the muggle one. Other times, days like today, she hated it. What was so hard about wanting to stop in and browse through a few aisles? Apparently a lot, because only a few people had been in so far. Mina often wondered if it was her presence behind the counter that turned potential customers away. Seemingly all of her shifts were void of them. It was nice at first; she was able to read to her heart’s content, or take smoke breaks without the fear of someone stepping in while she was halfway through a cigarette. Now it was just boring. And here she was, hoping that the opening shift would bring something new for once. Nope. Ursula wasn’t in yet either, so that meant she was alone to her own devices. Which was eating a second breakfast, toast to be exact, because being bored and sitting around always made her hungry. At least she’d have a decent amount of food in her stomach if she was going to go out drinking later. Tomorrow’s Mina would thank her for that.