In a now-viral video, Gildea goes all out as he announces over the store's loudspeaker that they are closing for the day.
A trip to the supermarket can prove a tedious but essential chore that some people prefer to get over with as quickly as possible. However, there are many who enjoy these visits a lot and the credit for this goes to the many little tricks and unique experiences stores employ to enhance the enjoyment of shopping at a local grocery store.
One individual has discovered a fun and creative approach to accomplish this. A Kmart employee has gone viral for his hilarious store announcement that left TikTok users in stitches. Liam Gildea, TikTok user, and music producer, posted the now-viral video of his announcement on the video-sharing platform where it has received 8 million views and over 1.9 million likes.
In the video, Gildea makes a theatrical announcement over the store's loudspeaker just before Kmart closed for the day. As the famous classical piece "Spring" by Vivaldi played in the background, Gildea held the microphone and said in a dramatic British accent: “Good evening customers. As the time is now 8.50 pm, this store will close in 10 minutes. And as the sun must set on a beautiful horizon, so must you make your way to the front of the store to finalize your purchases.”
Gildea went on to add some depth by rolling his r’s, saying, “Do note — tomorrow morning, we rrrreopen at 8 am for your shopping convenience. Good morrow customers, good morrow."
The video went viral on the internet, and numerous individuals commented with amusement on the somewhat formal announcement. "The way you would have been able to hear me cackle over in the home goods section," said @girlconfusedd. "I say good chap that was quite the splendid farewell. Toodle pip I best be off, good morrow," added @jneil121. "The rolling r in ‘tomorrow’ was a beautiful touch," wrote @zach_mander. "This is perfect! I would love to hear this when a store is closing. Legit dance to the front of the store," shared @dominox990.
However, Gildea is not the only worker who has delivered such a hysterical performance. A Tesco employee informed his workplace that he would be quitting and was told he would have to submit a "formal resignation letter" to quit officially. He decided to go "all out" with his resignation letter as he stood on a podium all suited up. "After telling my work that I am leaving, they said I must make a formal resignation letter," the former employee, who goes by the username (u/S1mps0n24) on Reddit, wrote. "So in response, I went all out."
He read, "To whomsoever it may concern, I write this letter from a place of sorrow and regret. These six long, arduous years have caused me to grow quite weary. Whilst I have reveled and labored with my subordinates, my knees have grown weak, and the grease on my elbows has depleted. To Chris, you are the father I never had. To John, you recognized my true potential, a finer manager I could not request. My final thanks go to Steve, the emperor of this fine establishment. You have raised the bar for your predecessor infinitely. To say his name would be remembered is a gross overstatement." Finally, S1mps0n24 concluded, "I finish this letter with many thanks to my former comrades and I hereby submit my formal resignation."