The Retail Experience

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A short flash for anyone who has ever worked a retail job and has been asked to go to the back for any item.

Written a year ago and just now animated storyboard to finish in 6 days to kill time.

Enjoy, and if you know anyone who has ever worked retail, forward the link!

EDIT 9/2/2011: Front page!? A dream come true--Thanks Tom or whoever picks'em, and all of you for watching!

EDIT: A daily feature! Thanks everyone who watched!

EDIT: Before anyone else brings it up, no I did not copy Penny Arcade--The concept is not original to begin with.


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Reminds me of when I worked at best buy
Thumbs up, you really captured the experience of working retail

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candy cookie creamy crunchy cupcake

If only it were like that in reality.Good work

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Linkakami responds:

If you're working retail right now, god speed.

Well put

loved the pacing and how well the mood builds.
you deserved the 1ยบ Daily prize =)

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We don't have Giraffes in Target

We do have gnomes though. I've worked retail for a few years in a couple different places and every time I've had to look in the back for something I always took that as an excuse to take a 5-minute break. The Back isn't a magical room of holding but customers don't seem to realize that e.e It's worse when you're actively restocking that area and they still ask you to check the back!

OH! The video...it was really good!

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Not bad

The voice acting's not that bad and the sound effects are done well. I also love the music used here.

The animation's okay.

Interesting idea overall.

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4.10 / 5.00

Jul 30, 2011
3:04 PM EDT
Comedy - Original