Friday, December 28, 2007

The Joys of Retail

We got Christmas Eve off from work this year. From what happened, it will be the only year we get it off. A lot of my co-workers are out of town at Christmas visiting their families. This effects me because I end up taking a little time off of alterations to fill in sales help. Not that that really has anything to do with my story.

Anyway, I enjoyed Christmas Eve with Eric's family. The day after Christmas when I was back at work I found that some customers are not very smart on Christmas Eve. Our owner went in to both stores to pick up a few items. Both stores have a sign on the door stating that we are closed Christmas Eve. Both stores were locked and had the lights turned off. Both stores were barren of employees. One would assume that if there are no signs of life inside a store that it is not, in fact, open for business. That made no difference. At one of the stores there was a line of customers waiting to get in. The owner let them in, made some sales, and locked up again. The story at the other store is even more confounding. The prospective customers at the other store, upon seeing a dark store with locked doors, proceeded to push on the door to try to get it open. They pushed hard enough that it set the alarm off. Sigh.

Tips for the holidays: Finish your shopping before you run out of time and hit panic mode. If a store has a "we are closed" sign, no lights, no employees, and locked doors, the store is not open for you to buy anything. I suppose I'm a little late with these helpful hints, but there's always next year.

1 comment:

Cicada said...

I can't believe that people are that stupid. Like, what do they expect to happen once they push in the locked door and enter the store with no lights and no employees? I think that type of person is generally called a BURGLAR.