I suppose people understand I'm a little off. Today I convinced one of my co-workers to fold themselves up in a freight box and wait.
Then I went to the other side of the store, insisted that I borrow yet another associate from the other assistant manager, then promptly sent them to help unpack freight.
As soon as that person ducked out of sight, I dragged the other assistant from their task and made a beeline for the area with the empty-but-full freight box in it. We stood around the corner, watching the second person opening boxes and working freight onto the counter.
Unfortunately, I was called away for some other mundane call, when I hear shrieking come from the side of the store I just left.
I love the holidays.