The now-shuttered Family Christian Stores at Fair Oaks Mall. The place where, as a high schooler, I sold countless "Prayer of Jabez" books, bookmarks, and breath mints, boxed up trinkets, nativity sets, and baby angels, listened to "Testify to Love" literally thirteen million times, was told I had to sign up a certain number of customers for the Family Christian Store MasterCard or else have a mark on my record, accidentally called a grown man "m'am" to his face (repeatedly), tried with all my might not to mess up when engraving someone's priceless family bible, and where God told me (plain as day) that I would one day marry @cbrown1229. All for $6.30 an hour (and that was after a couple of raises). The end of an era. Where will I buy my Thomas Kinkade refrigerator magnets now?
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  • _jamiebrownThe now-shuttered Family Christian Stores at Fair Oaks Mall. The place where, as a high schooler, I sold countless "Prayer of Jabez" books, bookmarks, and breath mints, boxed up trinkets, nativity sets, and baby angels, listened to "Testify to Love" literally thirteen million times, was told I had to sign up a certain number of customers for the Family Christian Store MasterCard or else have a mark on my record, accidentally called a grown man "m'am" to his face (repeatedly), tried with all my might not to mess up when engraving someone's priceless family bible, and where God told me (plain as day) that I would one day marry @cbrown1229. All for $6.30 an hour (and that was after a couple of raises). The end of an era. Where will I buy my Thomas Kinkade refrigerator magnets now?

  • liturgicsjayYou should have fought for 15
  • revsjI'm still paying off that MasterCard
  • makeena86This post was so interesting and hilarious that I wish you wrote a whole story about it!
  • fraga_tonyHahaha! Priceless, Jamie. I can totally picture you calling a man "Ma'm" twice!
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