The dreaded check book! Arrg. I had one old lady do the same, and she
insisted on going over every item that she had purchased, against the receipt.
One of the hardest tongue biting episodes my smart-ass ever endured. :-)
LOL! SWMBO pointed that one out as were were chuckling over this thread
earlier. Typically these clueless ones wait until everything has been
rung up AND the check written or card swiped or... and only THEN do they
remember the coupons and ask for a "do over." Arrrgh, indeed!
If I ran a store, there would be a five-percent surcharge for people who
exceed the number of items specified for the express lane. Ten percent
if three items over.
And for those who pretend they can't count, a map on how to get to a
(Consoled my wife, a retail cashier, with similar words when she
stressed out over the jerks she was required to be polite to.)
But now, I take it back. My express lanes would have no item limit.
Just a flat five percent "convenience fee." My thinking is that the
more items you have, the higher the fee, and therefore the lane would be
avoided by anyone not truly in a hurry.
And I would be closed "Black Friday." And on any other day, anyone
trying to take an item from another shopper would be escorted out of the
store without purchases and asked not to return. If they argued they
had it first, "Are you willing to pay double the price if our security
videos say otherwise?"
I figure the only customers I would lose would be the ones I don't want,
and I'd get even more customers from the civilized people.
Retired, I go to a fitness center a few times a week in mid-morning when
traffic is light. This past Black Friday, I noted much heavier traffic
and impolite motorists apparently rushing to the stores.
According to my wife, if you want to go nuts this time of year, go to
the post office. Half the people with armloads of packages act like it
was their first time there.
stores are designed to intentially slow shoppers, narrower aisles. displays that congest.
the slower you go the more you spend..... grocery stores put transponders on carts to track customer flow. to see what path you take.
and many grocery stores perodically move departments around, to get you looking at other things.
ron johnson took over penneys, made wide aisles, with no obstructions, cut favorite products in favor of pricier merchandise and sales dropped by half
You forgot about the part where he raised prices and cut inventory.
There is good reason the place went into the tank; he followed the
Sears model (sans tools). They still haven't recovered from that
And did away with coupons, and other promotions that his customers had
been used to and were major parts of the reason they shopped. Johnson
basically went through, cataloged everything that could to be done
thorouhly piss off his core customers.... and then did them.
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
On 12/13/2013 09:58 PM, Irreverent Maximus wrote:
The aisles are usually wide enough for two carts to pass, although often
someone leaves a cart in the MIDDLE so no one can pass.
BTW, this has something in common with computers. Often things pop up
and almost always in the MIDDLE of the screen. The position most likely
to interfere with what you're doing.
10 days until The winter celebration (Wednesday December 25, 2013 12:00
AM for 1 day).
A good reason to use dual screens (though some pop up right between).
At work, I'm having the opposite problem. Popup messages (like
meeting notices) aren't popping all the way to the top. I don't have
sound turned on (long story) so I miss them completely. I get more
work done but the boss gets pissed.
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