Monday, July 14, 2008

A Rant

I can't give my money away. Oh, right, I know you'll take it, but the question is... where are all the store clerks? I can't tell you how many times in the last few weeks I have walked in to a store intending to spend money and then walked back out after not being able to find anyone to wait on me.

Admittedly, I'm a tad impatient. But I have to say I gave it a fair shot on every occasion. I walked around. I looked. But no one. So I storm out telling myself they didn't deserve my business in the first place and I'll just go to such and such place to make the purchase. The problem is, I'm so frustrated by this point that I just say.. screw it and go home empty handed.
And believe me, I don't shop unless I need something. I'm not a hobby shopper. So it's doubly frustrating for me. If I'm there in the first place, it's usually desperation time. I've already waited until the very last minute to get what it is I'm there for. So, yes, this thing I have about putting things off until crunch time doesn't help my mental state one little bit when these things happen.

Ok. I know stores are cutting back on help because their revenues aren't the greatest right now. But it's a double edge sword, isn't it? They can't make any money if they don't have anyone there to take it.

I stood in line at the supermarket the other night for an unbelievable amount of time. I was sixth in line, and the line behind me was half way through the store. There was one lane open. I saw people with a few things sit them down and walk out rather than get in that line. I had to stay. We needed the food. But I SO wanted to walk out of there.

In case you haven't guessed, this whole situation is, without a doubt,

driving. me. crazy.


Shell said...

Uggh I totally agree with you.
Oh - the Scarf Class on the friday evening starts tonight at 7pm till 9.