Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by onwardjames, Jun 9, 2014.
^ I had to look up what a "Creche" is...
A delicious thin pancake?
Keeping my shopping related theme going:
Stores that are really over zealous about their rewards programs or credit cards. I've shopped here before, I've heard the pitch, if I was interested I would have signed up.
If I say 'no thank you' then we are done. A couple cashiers at our Target just won't shut up about their credit card no matter how many times I say no. They just keep pausing on scanning items to tell us more about the credit card. It is bad enough they keep repeating the same pitch over and over but they stop working every time they do it!
I've pretty much stopped shopping at Sears because if you aren't a rewards member they blow a gasket.
After waiting in line for around 5 minutes we got to the register and the cashier decided to use his tablet to ring us up rather than the register that was right there. But the tablet just seemed to scan the item and bring up the web page for that item rather than running a total. He spent way too long trying to get it to work. Finally he gave up and switched to the register. Once it got to the membership phone number question he just kept asking 'are you sure you don't want to sign up'. After saying 'no thank you' several times it devolved into him looking at us like we were crazy and saying "I can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to save money?" and he just stood there staring at us and not completing the transaction. I decided to really save money and left without the stuff.
The last visit to Sears back before Christmas went like this:
- "we aren't in the rewards program"
"would you like to join"
- "no, not today"
"are you sure, it is free"
- "I'm sure"
"it doesn't cost anything, we just need a some basic information"
"but I can save you money if you do"
"I may have a coupon here we can use if you do"
"how about a phone number for a friend or relative that may be in the program?"
As we walked out, leaving the item on the counter:
- "We just wanted to buy one thing, that's all. Why is that so hard?"
He yelled after us: "But I have to ask!"
do they flog these people if they don't get you to sign up?
And stores wonder why people go on-line for their shopping.
No, they just fire them for not making set quotas for signing up customers. Working retail sucks.
that's depressing. The disconnect between upper management and what the customers want is rediculous. Then they go on undercover boss and seem shocked to hear what the employees have been telling their bosses all along
Not to mention the fact that when they do get a sucker to sign up, they hold up a whole line of shoppers behind the hapless fool while they go through the painstaking process of getting the paperwork done.
Beware of Geek Squad.
TEXTERS! Let's face it, most people can't walk & chew gum at the same time. What makes them think they can text & walk at the same time? I had to grab a lady to prevent her from stepping in front of a light rail train, all that would have been left of her would be a stain on the street. "Oh thanks." Is what you are doing more important than your life?
I had another circumstance where a guy was texting and STOPPED at the top of the escalator while texting, jaming up everyone behind him. It took all the restraint I could muster to not push him down the escalator. Folks behind me were somewhat less than kind & elbowed him out of the way.
The loudmouth drunk b@$tards sitting right behind the radio/tv announcer's booth during a baseball game.
You could just roll up the magazine if you catch them doing that, and beat them with the magazine they placed wrongly. .
I hate when I find the freebie attached to a magazine has been stolen. Some magazines still have the CD stuck on the front instead of completely wrapped with the magazine so the magazine can be damaged when you try to take it off. I sometimes stand and try to re-stick the loose CDs.
A low price (below market) for a product online .... only to be followed by an absurd "way above market S&H cost" ... .... Do they think you are stupid?
Mentioned previously but peeved again this AM. People in their cars (trucks or SUVs, particularly annoying) that slow down to a crawl to round any corner or to go over even the slightest bump in the road.
I don't smoke, myself. My father did and died from lung cancer. When I walk around the area where I work, I see the smokers outside shamelessly taking their poison in public after being banished to the street to stop other people from being exposed to second hand smoke.
I saw this movie in a health course in college back in the early 80's and found it on youtube, recently. Watch this terrifying video, pass it on and you may help save a life.
Went to Lowes today and it took me longer to do the Self-Checkout, than it would have if I would have stood in one of the two normal lines.
One of my favorites - all the anti-tobacco zealots here in CA who just passed a tax increase on all tobacco and vaping, but are trying their damnedest to legalize marijuana.
It all depends on who's Ox is getting gored, doesn't it?
When people use an Acronym, but add one of the words already in the acronym.
I work on Emergency Block Valves (EBVs), and can't tell you how many times they are referred to as "EBV valves"
Gets me every time.
I'm a twin. I can't list how many times someone came up to my brother and me and said, "Oh! Two twins!" I should have responded, "No, stupid, then there would be four of us."
A bit nit-picky, I know, but it irks me when people refer to initials or abbreviations as acronyms. An acronym is initials that spell out a whole new word.
Being blessed when I sneeze, especially when the heretic demands that I thank them for blessing me. I don't have the plague and also, 50 years ago when I was watching the Red Skelton show at the end he said people sometimes ask why he says "may God bless" instead of "bless you" and he said he didn't want to make it sound like he was ordering God around.
Separate names with a comma.