April 12th is Easter. For those of us in Retail is equates to a Second Christmas.
Yeah. A Second Christmas. Why? I have no clue, other than we want to sell you a whole bunch of things for your kids so that you can feel superior to your friends. Who also want to buy a bunch of things for their kids so that they can feel superior to you.
And it is all couched around Jesus of Nazareth raising from the dead after being crucified by the Romans.
Are you getting a fuzzy feeling here?
Anyway, with the madness that is going to be ensuing in the next couple of days I thought that it would be appropriate to go over some rules of the road. Retail etiquette as it were.
We have discussed this same subject in the past. As a matter of fact one of the folks who commented talked about Easter. But is seems that some of you have forgotten what we have discussed.
When entering a store, keep walking. Do not stop right inside the door to organize your coupons, dig through your purse for something, start looking through the circular. Keep walking. It is an entry way, and others would like to enter.
Passing gas is a part of life. We all do it, no big deal. Until you rip one when I am right beside you stocking the shelves. That is just not cool.
There have been numerous discussions about not clogging up the aisles. Keep moving. The middle of the aisle is not the place to have a chat with your friends. Find someplace else to do that. There are other people who need to get through. Get out of their way.
I am sorry that prices are what they are, and I apologize that you have lost money from your retirement. It isn’t my fault. I didn’t do it. So don’t unload on me about it. I have to pay the same prices you do. Learn to economize. I have had to, so maybe you should also.
Waiting for the last minute to shop is so last year. The holidays come every freaking year. You can plan for them. There are numerous ways you can keep track of when they are coming up. If you are reading this, you obviously have a computer. Use the calendar that is on it. There are many calendar applications on the web that are free to use. Use one of them. It isn’t funny to be scurrying around just before the store closes. We want to go home too.
If you have not trained your husband/boyfriend/baby-daddy how to shop don’t send them to my store. Send them somewhere else. I don’t have the time, or the patience to deal with them. And cell phones don’t help, because they will be looking at what they think you want, I will walk up and inevitably will be handed the phone so that I can give them what you really want. I am not your personal shopper unless you want to pay me $30 an hour, with a 2 hour minimum up front.
So there are a few things that you can work on over the next couple of days that will get you up to speed with the current Retail Etiquette. Any questions?
Keep them to yourself.