I don't shop on-line or bank or pay bills etc. I know I'm becoming more of a minority every day, but that's okay so far.
Places I need to make payments at are still willing to accept my presence and to pay via a debit card. I plan to continue this practice till I can't .
... and then I'll likely have a bit of a useless ( but still satisfying ) rant at them being in the business of making / taking money, but not taking mine over the counter :D
I was in a department store to day looking for something I'd purchased from the same place in the past. It wasn't there, actually hasn't been for a while, but well I live in hope
I'm not the only one looking; it's not a major horror event if I can't get it.
At the counter there happen to be two staff, one a twenty-ish, and the other late thirties early fourties. Feeling a little more communicative than usual I voice my
observations about the lack of the item. Friendly like *grins*, cos I want to hear their thoughts on my future chances - I note the ages to show both are, imo, at quite different
stages in their lives but both have in common, financial commitments ...
The older one says I should look on-line and the youngie pops in to agree. My face must have scowled or something cos they both shut up. Honestly didn't mean to scowl
quite so blatantly, but really I found their suggestion puzzling, and a little cavalier.
I mean they both depended on the profitability of the particular store to get a wage. Why pipe up sooo smartly with the concept of me staying at home and ordering the goods
on-line ? - they have no knowledge of my personal preference, I hope ;)
Any way after the scowl, I just said that I was in their shop to ...shop. Many months ago, the sales person I approached with another quest ( same business ) did the leg work
for me the customer, and I showed up as requested and made my purchase.
Why would you tell a customer to go look on-line for the goods when that customer has come to the shop ?
I'll go back there again, I will just not strike up any convo with those two again ...
edit: removal of a rampant " ' "
Edited by eveln, 13 March 2018 - 08:56 PM.