It was the eve before Christmas and all through the mall
not a patron was stirring, not down the halls.
Plastic sacks hung by the cash wrap with care
in hopes that our customers would hit with fanfare.
The associates grumbled and then they said,
the weather has shut down all of town, widespread.
My assistant in a tiff and I with a clap,
declared on this day we will clean up asap!
Immediately their arose such chatter,
And then through the store we quickly did scatter.
We raided the backroom for decades of trash,
we distracted ourselves from the sales backlash.
The roadways were blanketed in sheets of snow
Causing the entire borough to burrow.
The results of this lull in traffic we did fear,
Would cause our Christmas bonus to disappear.
The hours of overtime were quite drastic,
The compensation of time elastic.
The past had faced challenges we overcame,
but the doom of this month we did exclaim.
“No gift for my love!””No bike for my son!”
Proclaiming defeat in unison.
So “off with the lights we did call”
and decided to afford, that all in all
Our efforts today would mollify
An upcoming year’s greatest supply
Of sales, goals, and achievement breakthroughs.
And in our kindred bond our team grew.
We found we may not be bulletproof,
but our uplifted spirits served as proof
that despite the lull in our shanty town
our team had the strength to be renowned.
With opportunity for output,
and my eagerness for the input
we developed a plan of attack
to set ourselves on the winning track.
Our eyes how they twinkled! With our plan so merry!
We challenged this new year unwary!
2010 we were confident to know
would be our year to steal the retail show!