The last time I was in there I had my 13 year old daughter with me.
In the course of the transacation, they asked me 6 times how to spell
my name plus they had to call someone to ask if they could sell me the
stand alone satellite receiver I wanted.
I was calm (boiling inside) and politely answered their questions and
otherwised conducted the transaction. My daughter didn't say
anything whatsoever until we got outside, then she asked me why the
people in that store were so stupid. No prompting from me. I'm so
proud. She's very perceptive.
Only a little more off-topic, but not too far considering where this is
I had to return some items to CompUSA the other day and the manually entered
stuff into their register and after messing up (and me pointing this out)
had to do it again. I think my credit card finally ended up correct. I did
bring up the fact that at HD the return procedure is much easier with the
bar-codes and all. They just looked at me.
I did mention to them that it was amazing that a home store had better
automation than a computer store. :-) (Maybe it's because they need it
I can top that. I buy my computers from a local store run by Chinese
people. They're good to deal with, and their prices are so good that it's
not worth fooling with mail order. They write out bills of sale by hand,
add them up with a calculator, and then give you a photocopy. They don't
seem to use computers for inventory management or anything. They don't
even have a *cash register*.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
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