Sunday, April 27, 2014

SPOT THE PROBLEM


EVERY damn time I see this picture I laugh right out loud. I mean... really?? This speaks well for the store?? I can only imagine that you too, can spot the problem in a heartbeat... much like I did. Jesus. Talk about crazy.

So here's the deal. I had to go to Pier One a few weeks ago to pick up some large sized items. Which naturally meant I had to drive around to the back of the store to meet the salesperson at their delivery/pick up door. Which I did.

As SOON as I got there and had my car in position for the loading, I noticed a problem imMEDiately. You do see it, right??

WHAT?? AN EMPTY LIQUOR BOTTLE RIGHT SMACK OUTSIDE THEIR DOOR?? THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A COFFEE BREAK NOWADAYS?? You so have to be kidding me!

Which is why as soon as I saw it and way before I rang the button there on the wall, I grabbed my camera and snapped this picture. That way I'd have no problem bitching to the home office should I encounter any trouble from the help, if you catch my drift. I was just so damn SHOCKED when I saw this. And... the bottle's EMPTY. Which of course I have imagine can only mean one thing: SOMEone in the store is plenty drunk. And I guess... SOMEone inside is making a major mess in sales for the day. Can you imagine??

When I rang the bell to have my items loaded in the car, I can't even remember whether or not I even told the salesperson about their slight problem sitting there against the wall. For which I'm pretty sorry about, for now THAT would have been one hell of a conversation, alright. Regardless... the fact that someone had even left such evidence way out in the open just makes me giggle like you can't imagine. And... makes me very uneasy. I'm what? Dealing with drunks while shopping?? Holy shit. On the other hand... NO WONDER all the sales help in Pier One are so very accommodating!

Which is totally true, btw. You've shopped in this store before? I've been there plenty over the years and I can honestly tell you... there is almost NOTHING the people there won't do to make you a happy customer. It's a total pleasure when shopping there. Of course now I know why. What I REALLY should have done is run right out to a liquor store and REPLACED the bottle with a brand new full one. Only to then see... how long it would take for it to become empty again! Just the thought of it makes me laugh.


In the meantime, all my items got loaded into the car perfectly fine so I have no reason whatsoever to complain. Nor do I have anyone I need to turn in to the higher ups. However... should I ever FIND the person who has taken to the bottle so openly, I will definitely make sure I get them to write up my sales ticket. I swear... in addition to their wishes to make my shopping such a happy experience, I bet they will also definitely give me the best pricing possible. Talk about win/win.

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