Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hissy-Fit Discount


Today is Wednesday. Today is Senior Discount Day at Krogers’ and Publix grocery stores. 5% discount off for just being an old fart. That is a good deal.

I think to qualify for senior discount you need to be age 60 or over. But, no cashier would dare ask you. Sometimes if they think you look like you might qualify they give it to you anyway, without even asking.

Maybe each cashier has had painful experience of being told off when asking someone did they qualify for a Senior Discount.

I remember one time at Krogers the cashier asked a lady if she qualified for the Senior Discount and she hit the roof. She screamed that she had never been so insulted in her life. She had a real hissy-fit.

The manager came to the cashier rescue and calmed the hateful lady down. I think he probably gave her a gift certificate to get her to stop her blasted raving like a lunatic.

Which made me realize that every day his Hateful Discount Day.
If you complain and scream loud enough the manager will materialize and give you some type of Squeaky-Hinge-Gets-the-Oil-Award.

I need to point out that often a shit-fit or hissy-fit in a store needs to happen to straighten out a problem that other-wise might go unnoticed by the managers.

I was wondering does a store manager really want this type of customer in his store. The type of person that will fly off the handle any moment and cause a disruption? Probably not.

So, I suggest an award that will make everybody at the store happy. Go ahead and give them the hissy-fit award of monetary value, life a gift certificate… but don’t give it for freebees in your store. Give them a gift certificate to your competitor’s store across the street.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Si's blog said...

My son is a pharmacist. He comes with all sorts of stories about people's antics to get around paying. What did these people's parents do to them to make them like that ?

5:01 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Si,
I dunno?
Maybe a penny stolen is a penny earned?

6:09 PM  

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