posted on Aug, 23 2013 @ 11:14 PM
Okay - I thought I'd never shop at that hated store. It goes against a lot of what I believe. But - the past two years have seen me in a money
crunch, and I've gone there a few times for things like a fan or car mats or something.
But, the two stores I've gone to, I've had pretty good service. In fact, I just went the other day to pick up something at the "ship to store"
section. Rang the bell a couple times, but the guy who came out to help was courteous. Then I went through the checkout, and the young guy who was the
cashier was happy, talkative, helpful to every customer before me, and so unlike most any other store. I enjoyed my exchange with him. Made me
Service sucks in general these days in most places -- on the phone, in person, online. So when I receive decent service or great service, I really
thank the person for their help and give hefty doses of smiles. I tell them they made my day if they have resolved my issue, and thank them profusely.
Because it is so rare.
I know Walmart and similar places are probably lousy places to work and spend your day. Sometimes it's all someone can get or find - wherever they
are in life. I see a lot of very elderly cashiers at some places, and I cringe thinking how hard it must be to be on their feet for hours. I also know
that at places like Home Depot, there are a lot of people working there that used to have white collar desk jobs that paid well -- but they were
downsized out and no one will hire them because they are too old (50s, 60s). How hard it must be to be unemployable after years in your profession.
Sometimes, when someone is disinterested, unhelpful, not paying attention, I still look them in the eye and treat them with respect, and sometimes, it
turns them around for a moment. Sometimes not. But kindness matters. Kindness can be unconditionally given.
Okay - I'm tired, so sorry for the rambling post!