Samantha Oyeniyi-Small, Sales Associate

Photo: Lucas Michael

Where do you work?
The UGG Australia store. Before that, American Eagle. And before that, Buy Buy Baby.

What was the baby store like?
Ironic. I learned I was pregnant a few weeks after I started working there. It was a dreary time; I had to deal with perky pregnant people all day. I would just glare at them.

You seem happy now.
Yeah, my son, he’s amazing. He’s a weirdo like me.

How so?
When I was little, I used to flush everything down the toilet, including my mom’s cell phone. Now my son likes to play with the toilet, and my mom says, “That’s your son, all right.”

Interview by Alexis Swerdloff

Samantha Oyeniyi-Small, Sales Associate