4 day weekend...oops...5 now

@JolietJake (51114)
United States
March 8, 2016 4:38am CST
Can I interest someone in renting a sumo suit? Just checked my email, looks like no work today either. Days off can be okay, but now I am looking at 3 fewer days of pay on my next pay period due to the 'slow season'. Been doing this job for going on 9 years (Jeez - has it been that long now?) and I know that December through the end of March is always like this, but I can't seem to get my bank account to understand. At least I always manage to get my tax returns back in February (Fed) and March (State) so it's not as bad as it would be otherwise, but I still have to squeeze those pennies so hard you can hear them scream all the way to Hawaii (if you've heard strange noises lately, that's what it is). Ah well...business will start picking up in the next 3-4 weeks, and then it'll be a madhouse trying to keep up with the flow of orders until December again. Meanwhile, now is the time to rent those sumo outfits...I could cut you a really good deal on rental fees. G'morin' myLot *raises coughee in salute*
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16 responses
@jaboUK (54866)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
Who uses those suits? Are they fancy dress?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Black tie is not required We mostly rent to church youth groups, school functions and such, but we do a lot of individuals as well. And then we've rented to 'big' TV shows like Ellen, Hannah Montana, WWE, several others.
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@jaboUK (54866)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
@JolietJake Lol about the black tie.
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@JudyEv (130137)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar 16
There is something to be said for a 'regular' income.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
There's something to be said for being able to physically work a 40 hour week, as well, but I can't...
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@vandana7 (66823)
• India
8 Mar 16
Can you not have contacts with people in other regions? Like Australia or New Zealand. Then in your winters, the suits could be in Australia, and in your summers, they would be back.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
The logistics, cost, and time involved in that make it prohibitive
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@vandana7 (66823)
• India
8 Mar 16
@JolietJake ..no no...you try to contact somebody staying out there...and employ some unemployed person out there, offering them some commission. South Africa is another country that comes to mind.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@vandana7 No no...do you have a clue what it would cost to ship all that stuff somewhere else, and then get it back later? There would be several thousands of dollars involved in that.
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@celticeagle (119130)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 16
Slow season is the pits. I sure enjoyed it when I got my returns. Got things brought up to date and buy a little clothes and eat out once or twice.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Glad I'm going in this morning (Wednesday) can't afford too many of those
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@celticeagle (119130)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 16
@JolietJake ...This s true. Life can be the pits at times.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Mar 16
I guess people think of using them during months that are outside months?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Pretty much. It's a bit too much to set up inside your house with an 11 foot circular wrestling mat.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Mar 16
@JolietJake lol I could make it work, but prob not with 2 people in suits lol.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 16
I suppose that the cost to have them shipped here in Switzerland is far too high. Who are your usual customers?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Church youth groups, high schools, college sororities
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 16
@JolietJake It's an interesting job, I am not sure there is something similar here. You should start a franchising.
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@MALUSE (42606)
• Germany
8 Mar 16
If the overseas postage wouldn't be so high . . .
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Yeah, fees would be a bit exorbitant...we sent a set to Jamaica once and the costs were astronomical.
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@much2say (40041)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I love me a good deal ... but I'm trying to think REAL hard what the heck I would do with a sumo suit! They look like they would make good piggy banks - good to save up those screamin' pennies in!
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• United States
8 Mar 16
Yeah my son and nephew are in that photo lolz
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@gudheart (12743)
8 Mar 16
Try to enjoy your time off while you can. Hope work picks up though :(
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
I hope that things pick up for you soon. Meanwhile enjoy our company here.
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@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Mar 16
It's not just the pennies screaming here this morning, it's the entire bank account...
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Hope the squeezing of pennies will be heard here in the philippines
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Mar 16
I hope it get up according to your desires.
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@paigea (22451)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
I am having a very slow month substitute teaching and looking at a slim paycheque!
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Twenty years ago I was on a committee for the senior all-night party at our local high school. I thought it would be a great idea to rent the sumo wrestling suits. The seniors would have had a blast. Unfortunately the administration refused to let us do this.
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