Stores

Bel-Cam Jos

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Remember them? Big buildings with items for sale? No need for shipping rates or clicking?

Post your experiences in these 19th century has-beens. Funny, sad, confusing, frustrating; whatever. Maybe some of you work in them, or used to.

Today, in Target, I put all the Saesee Tiin pegwarmers in front of the other SW figs. Hee hee! Ahem. :rolleyes:

There is a Barnes & Noble that has a clerk that scares me. To be honest, I don't know why anymore. If I see that person behind the counter, I "look for" other items until I think I might get another cashier later.
 

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Speaking of frightening clerks, there is a Sears near me that has a guy working in the tool section who looks exactly like the ghost leader guy in Poltergeist 2 who is trying to get into the house (the Mormon leader guy). No matter how badly I need something, if he is working I wait until another time to make my purchase. I swear he is going to say, "You're all going to die in there!".
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Two stores I used to frequent are probably going to be changing for me. One, because it has closed down (had to find a better place for copies and binding, but I doubt any will meet its customer service). And two, because the nearby Chinese food restaurant I prefer has been at a 'B' food grade for about 3 months now (not really a big deal to me) but the quality and taste of its food has dropped (can't really accept that anymore). :( Sad to see both go out of my rotation...
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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I heard these phrases spoken by two WM employees the other day:
"Is that the lemonade?"
"No, it's the fruit punch, but they're the same."

Hmm. :confused:

And, tell me, should this guy loses his cool card? Wearing a Pantera t-shirt, with flowery Hawaiian shorts. \m/ OR _m/ ?
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Leaving the Costco parking lot today, I saw a chipmunk standing on its hind legs in the middle of a parking space. I have no idea what it was looking at, but it didn't even flinch as I drove past the space. Quite odd. Also, since I got there soon after the store opened, once I got to the checkout lanes to pay for my cash card, there were... no cashiers or lanes open. Free stuff, then? :thumbsup: Sadly, nope. :rolleyes:
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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There's a Best Buy that's not as near to my home as the BB used to be (they moved to a "better place" I guess, once another electronics franchise folded), and every single time I go in there (which isn't too often, but has been over more than a year), the entrance has the WORST BODY ODOR SMELL once the doors open. And it used to be the case in the Curcuit City that occupied the same location. I have a bad sense of smell, too, so it takes a stench to get me to be aware of it; have no other employees or customers noticed it? :upset: :whatanincrediblesmellyouvediscovered:
 

El Chuxter

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Aug 16, 2001
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On one occasion, I had them give me the $0.05 for not using a bag. My concern is that they'd be too daft to give credit for a non-Target bag, but would not realize you brought the Target bag.

My real issue is the "plastic bag mafia" and their influence on stores. The friendliest cashier will become a wall of unspeaking evil if you say, "I don't need a bag." Doesn't matter if it's just one item. They don't like it. And, if you do need a bag (say you're getting six small things, just enough that you can't be sure of carrying them out without dropping them), you won't get just one.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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In honor of today being "Small Business Saturday," I tried to buy some trading card sleeves from a local card shop. I was by far the oldest person in there, including the employees. I asked if they had any 9-card holders, and was told "no" straight out. The other employee said that they got some in a little while ago (at a card shop?), and the other went looking for them. The first guy thought they were a buck a piece (?!?), but after a couple texts and two phone calls (apparently calling "Hugo" was the wrong person to ask) they ended up as $.25 each. I bought $2 worth, no tax was charged.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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I heard a radio commercial saying that THIS weekend the 27th is Small Business Saturday. I spent my two buck$ for NOTHING! :rolleyes:

A K-Mart, when paying by CC, I used the little terminal in line. Then, I had to sign the paper receipt (odd...), but the cashier asked if I had a pen (no, that's why I expected to use the electronic styllus on the terminal). When I said no, she had to go to another cashier to find one (and it was one of those pens that looks like a flower). All for less than $5 in purchases.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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It was pouring rain most of today, but I needed to find some gifts. I tried my best to avoid the deep puddles when going from store to store, but at one point I realized my left foot seemed wet, so I thought I must've missed one. Once I got home... I saw that most of the heel of that shoe had broken apart and/or disintegrated?!? :confused: Talk about power shopping! No, please talk about power shopping now. :rolleyes:
 

bigbarada

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Aug 15, 2001
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I was at Walmart today and only had a couple of items and cash on hand, so I thought I would go through one of the self-checkout lanes. Well, unfortunately one of my items was Gorilla Glue, which requires the cashier to verify if I am at least 17 years old, so I had to wait on someone to come check my ID. However, the associate who monitors the self-check lanes was busy with an elderly couple at the other self-checkout register. The elderly man was in one of those power scooters and the associate had to lift every single item out of his basket and run it over the scanner and bag it for him..... :confused:

So, my question is, if you need a cashier to lift, scan and bag every item for you, then why in the world would you go through a SELF-CHECKOUT lane?
 

Mad Slanted Powers

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May 20, 2002
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It was pouring rain most of today, but I needed to find some gifts. I tried my best to avoid the deep puddles when going from store to store, but at one point I realized my left foot seemed wet, so I thought I must've missed one. Once I got home... I saw that most of the heel of that shoe had broken apart and/or disintegrated?!? :confused: Talk about power shopping! No, please talk about power shopping now. :rolleyes:
Power shopping with a wet foot might get you electrocuted.
 

InsaneJediGirl

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Jan 12, 2002
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On one occasion, I had them give me the $0.05 for not using a bag. My concern is that they'd be too daft to give credit for a non-Target bag, but would not realize you brought the Target bag.

My real issue is the "plastic bag mafia" and their influence on stores. The friendliest cashier will become a wall of unspeaking evil if you say, "I don't need a bag." Doesn't matter if it's just one item. They don't like it. And, if you do need a bag (say you're getting six small things, just enough that you can't be sure of carrying them out without dropping them), you won't get just one.
Cause as a cashier, we're used to getting yelled at by customers by every little thing, so you get thrown off, thinking this is all some cruel,sick joke:yes:

I took a reusable bag to Publix and got about 15 items. Somehow, the bag boy got all 15 items in the bag(some were bulky) and said it was the most fun and challenge he had all day. Poor kid. All the more reason to go reusable, gives the teenage boys some mental stimulation!