Daily Remarks

All I wanted was a haircut before work


I get up at 5:00 AM this morning and take a long walk. I go back home and get myself cleaned up. I then go and get my oil changed which took 1 1/2 hours. Took the jeep to the dealer because I have a maintenance program so the oil change is free. (I’m sure I paid for it when buying the jeep) Then I go to breakfast which only takes a half an hour.

I have an hour left before work and I decide to get a haircut, so I go to my usual place at 9:00 AM and they aren’t open. The time on the door says they open at 9:00 AM, but nobody is around. This is the 2nd time in a few months that I tried to get a haircut when they are supposed to open. I won’t be going back. I figure if you don’t care to be open when you say you will be open you must not need my business. I go to a 2nd salon at 9:00 AM, but there is already 6 people waiting for a haircut. The lady waiting before me turns around and runs into me. She apologizes and walks off. It’s my turn and I ask how long the wait is. The checkin lady says at least a half an hour, so I know I am toast and don’t have enough time to get a hair cut. So basically I wasted time running around. Sometimes you just can’t get your hair cut. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

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They Finally Broke in


Well on my previous post the burglars tried to come through the back door and didn’t succeed. This time they came through the wall and managed to avoid the alarm system and steal 5 laptops. They knocked out my neighbors windows and came inside their store to get to the adjoining wall of my store. Then they kicked through the wall which has 3 layers of drywall, and when they broke through they had to kick through my display also. I had the alarm company come in and put more sensors in and now the alarm will go off if there is a pin drop on the office. So now I have to replace the back door and repair a whole in the wall and put in some steel in the wall to prevent further attempts. I have gates, alarm systems, bollards out front and out back, steal doors, cameras (we did catch him on camera, although he is wearing a hood ie and we can’t see his face) and they still managed to get in the store.

Overcharged by Walgreens


I am on my way to work and I stopped by Walgreens to pickup a drink for work. I purchased a gatorade and a power bar. I get to the cashier and I purchase the items. I get the receipt and It is over $6.00. I was in a hurry, but I had that nagging feeling that the amount was wrong. It turned out that I was charged for 2 gatorades and a power bar. I figured this out when I arrived to the office. Not much I can do about it now. The cashier was nice and talkative and I am guessing that it was an honest mistake. I should have did something about it at the moment I thought there was a problem. Has this ever happened to you?

Only Call Walmart to check a price if you have the patience of a saint


I was shopping for an item over the weekend so I figured it would give Walmart a shot. I called Walmart and the operator picked up immediately and asked me which department I needed. I said I was shopping for a movie so she transferred me. The phone rang over 20 times before a customer service person picked up and they say, “Please Hold”. I am driving and I have the phone built into the vehicle stereo so I figured it would wait for a minute or 2. I was on hold for over 10 minutes so I decided to hang up and call again. It takes me approximately 30 minutes to get home from town so I figured I would see how this turns out. I called again and reached the operator then it rang over 24 times again, but finally I reached a customer service representative who was very nice and gave me a price. I would only recommend calling Walmart if you have lots of time and lots of patience. Has this ever happened to you before at any retail establishment?

18 items or less?


I was at Frys shopping the other night and I am ready to checkout so I go to what I thought was the Express lane. The Express lane says 18 items or less. I stood in line behind 2 other people and I started counting their items. The person just in front of me had 43 items and the person in front of them had 41 items. Now I am pretty sure that 41 and 43 are more than 18. I don’t say anything until I get up to the cashier. I mention casually that the people in front of me can’t count obviously. She apologized and said it happens time to time that people do that. I was very nice about it, and didn’t get upset at the cashier. I have been in retail for over 20 years and I can understand her pain. I just wish that people would follow the rules. I can see if you have a few more than 18 items, but don’t abuse the system. What are your thoughts about it?