I Need A Big Gulp!

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Big GulpToday I went to Target to pick up an item I saw online. Of course when I arrive, they don’t have that item or anything even remotely similar. Typical. So, I think ok, I will just grab a drink quick and get going. I head to the checkout stand with only one person in line and she only has 1 item, score! Not quite. Even though this woman only has 1 item, she proceeds to apply for a Target card right then and there. 10 minutes later, I am still standing in the speedy checkout. Don’t people realize they are being rude? Couldn’t she apply online or at the customer service desk or something? But, that’s ok, I still smile and wait…The couple behind me are really getting irritated and start in with the heavy sighs. The clerk then proceeds to get pissed off and yells at us that someone can help us on check stand 10. I looked at the couple and said, “Hey, if you want to risk it, go ahead. I am not falling for that one again because the line you move to will suck also and may even be worse!” The woman said, “That’s funny!” They moved, I proceeded to wait. My turn finally arrived. On my way out of the store I smiled at the couple that had moved and were STILL waiting. The moral of the story is; Target misses the bullseye. This is why you buy your beverage at the gas station. Or, the liquor store…

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Stick It!

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selfie 3Selfies Suck! Most of you know my feelings on the selfies. One on occasion is tolerable. However, they have gotten completely out of control and I despise them. Look at me, I’m at The Empire State Building, Look at me, I’m eating dinner at Pizza Hut, Look at me, I’m 2 and figured out how to use mom’s phone, Look at me, I drink beer. We see you, yes, we like you but put your mug away already. Can’t you ask someone else to take the photo for you (when a photo is actually warranted)? Don’t you have a friend that might be included so we don’t think you just travel around solo looking for the best shots to make yourself a star? I am convinced now that no friends are needed because of this great invention called the selfie stick (for when an arm just won’t do).

Yes, it is a stick that holds your phone for you so you can take quote: “better selfies”. There is NO such thing. You can’t improve on something that already stinks beyond salvation. Whether it is your arm or a metal rod, it is still a selfie and you look like an idiot. Now, these fools are ruining my photo ops too (non-selfies of course)! Any type of public attraction will now have masses of people standing in front of it busting out the selfie sticks. So, every picture a normal person tries to capture will be destroyed by the metal arm of a selfie stick. I guess becoming a “Selfie Expert” is a sought after achievement but for me, it is just easier to say “Hey, would you mind taking our picture?” Now all I get to say is “Hey, can you move your robotic arm out of my way??” A camera on a stick. I’d rather have a corndog on mine…

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The Customer Is NEVER Right…

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orange shakeHello World! I have been AWOL for a while. I admit, I was a bit discouraged pouring my heart out daily for just a handful of people. But, whether it’s for 1 person or 1 million, the show must go on. Besides, it’s not fair to punish you awesome people for being more intelligent than most and realizing greatness when you see it (or rather, read it). There is so much to rant about and I have missed my outlet. So hang with me and we will proceed on…

Where has customer service gone??! I can’t find a smidgen of it anywhere. Not even a trace. A few weeks ago, we were driving by Arby’s and I noticed on the sign they were advertising orange cream shakes. Dreamsicle Heaven! I am in! I told my daughter, “We HAVE to try those sometime!” she agreed with glee. We drove by a few more times but were busy with summertime activities. The last time by I said “We are stopping on payday for sure.” So today, here we go. As I pull into the parking lot, I notice they also have a huge sign in the front window begging us to try the tasty treat. I walk up to the counter and find two women gossiping about the latest scoop. One rolls her eyes as she comes over to help us. She opens her mouth and out comes “What do you want?” I am thinking, a proper greeting for starters. I ask her for two of those orange shakes, please. She gets this disgusted look on her face and replies with “Our shake machine is broken so you are going to have to order something else!” I don’t have to and guess what, I am not going to. I say “That’s all I wanted but thanks.” She says “Well if you want one that bad, you can drive to our other location on …, they might have them there.” I reply with “I don’t want to drive to the other side of town but thanks anyway.” She continues on with “That’s the only way you are going to get one!” I end the conversation with “No worries, I won’t be going there or here anytime in the near future. Have a nice day.” Her jaw dropped open and I left the store. What about saying something like I’m sorry we don’t have those today or suggesting something else or giving me a coupon for a free sandwich. Or, at the very least, TAKE DOWN THE HUGE SIGN ADVERTISING THEM. Put a sign on the door that says sorry, shake machine broken. Try anything other than being nasty. There was nobody in sight. No one in the dining area, nobody in the drive-thru. I am your one and only customer and your only job was to make me happy. YOU FAILED ARBY’S! End rant.

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