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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Are you being served?

Twice in two days I've had the same response at shops which were out of stock of the items I wanted to buy.

Do they really think that saying, "We should be getting some in tomorrow" is helpful? Do they think it will placate us? Do they think we have nothing better to do than go back tomorrow when we have made an effort to get there today? And even if we do manage to get back the next day, chances are we'll be told, "There wasn't any of that in today's delivery" or even " We haven't had a chance to unpack today's delivery yet". With, of course, the compulsory addition of, "Try again tomorrow".

Or of course, I could try someone else tomorrow. And next week. And forever.

I AM HERE TODAY, DINGBATS. YOU ARE HERE EVERY DAY BECAUSE YOU WORK HERE. I AM HERE BECAUSE I AM NOT WORKING TODAY AT EARNING THE MONEY TO BUY THE STUFF THAT KEEPS YOU IN A JOB, AND YOUR EMPLOYER IN BUSINESS.

Anyone else have a "favourite" phrase that gets unthinkingly repeated by the unhelpful trying to help?

2 comments:

WaveLength said...

I just hate to hear "Sorry 'bout that". If you're so f'n sorry, then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

val said...

Seems to me that centralised computer-controlled ordering was when this all started.

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