Avatar photo A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #26

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week! The sun is shining and it’s hot outside but rest assured it’s lovely and cool in our air conditioned shop so it is always a comfortable visit. 

Monday was very busy for us online and in store, it took me most of the day to do my online pickings! I also served a lovely elderly couple who were visiting the Norfolk Broads on their holiday, I was warned by the lady that her husband might take a while to choose a pipe from our massive pipe room. Whilst he was looking around the room, the lady was telling me about Great Yarmouth back when she was younger and how beautiful it is here (which is another reason to visit us). In the end he couldn’t decide between four… so he bought all four! I have never sold so many pipes in one transaction! They also bought a lovely pipe stand to store all of his pipes and some Kendal KBC to enjoy in his new pipes. They were in our store for around an hour and I really enjoyed talking to them both! Hopefully I will see them again. Another one of my regulars came in, who is usually a Cuban cigar smoker however he enjoyed our Mitchellero Peru range with his friends that much, that he popped in to purchase another box of Mitchellero Peru Novellini. I also finished writing my latest article about Glenmorangie whisky which you can read here.

I had two days of annual leave to enjoy a little rest and be refreshed for Thursday.

On Thursday I had a great gentleman who treated himself to some Cuban cigars for his holiday in Spain, a couple of Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure no. 2 as well as a H.Upmann Connoisseur A. As I was putting his cigars through the till he spotted a bottle of Hennessey VSOP Cognac and couldn’t resist treating himself! Later on that afternoon we had cigar training from the supplier of Foundation Cigars. They had so much knowledge about the product, you could really feel their passion for cigars and even the history! There was no question that they couldn’t answer. We learned a lot from that session and really appreciate them coming to see us! 

On Friday after the usual pickings, I started organising the August New World Subscription and it is another incredible box chosen by myself, these cigars are perfect to enjoy in the sun! I also finished off all of the shop newsletters which get sent once a month and it seems like July is an exciting month in all shops so make sure you visit as soon as you can!

On Saturday, we were joined by Evie as she continues to learn her new role here. As many of you know, learning cigars and pipes can be a lot to take in but she is doing very well. We also had one of our regulars, Tony, come into the shop and he couldn’t decide between something new or something he knew he liked… I swiftly suggested something new so he chose the Rocky Patel Number 6 Corona which was in the top 10 cigars of Cigar Aficionado in 2020.

I hope you enjoy reading about my week and if you ever feel like you need to contact me just email me at [email protected]

So long for now


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