For my brothers- and sisters-in arms out there, I love you and we'll do this thing. We have to. But remember that we have each other's backs. Somewhere out there, there's a cashier or CS rep or backstock worker or maintenance worker just like you fighting to get it done. You're not alone. It's going to be a looooong month and eight days, but someone's out there slogging with you.
To all of you, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Because here it comes. And we'll make it.