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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Always Sunny » Jul 15th, 2018, 10:29 am

People who work in service/retail who aren’t great at the customer service thing.

Petty rant ahead...

Twice in the last two weeks I’ve gone into a local women’s clothing boutique. Usually only two staff working and 0-2 other customers in store, with three change rooms.

I pick out an item and the one friendly girl (possibly the owner as she’s always there) asks if she can start a change room. To me “start” implies you’re going to continue looking for items to try on. Within <1 minute the other girl (always sour look, never tries to assist) swoops in and clears out the change room. The first/main girl apologized and I go back and get the top (purchased it with some earrings).

Yesterday, same deal. One puts the dress in there, there’s only one other customer in store (who’s paying at the counter with the nice one). Within a minute the other one takes the dress I was going to try on and hangs it up. Again, super small store, only one customer in there, did you not see that literally a minute ago she put the dress in there?

So I go to the counter where both are now standing (main girl still with the customer) to ask if I can still try on the item. Rude one, not doing anything but standing there completely ignoring me. Not wanting to interrupt the transition, I finally leave. Can’t help but think if this was my back-to-back experience that this is common customer service here.

Went down to Ginger Lily with three incredibly friendly, sweet helpful girls. Happily dropped $150.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Catsumi » Jul 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm

I hear you.

I wish all service people could be trained in Japanese style where service is perfection and always with a sincere smile. Purchase or not.

So many here appear to be hired to put roots down, through the store's floor. :biggrin: Such a glum looking lot.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Jul 24th, 2018, 11:16 am

Square Fiji water bottles don't fit the round beverage holders in my car.

Oh, the horror of it all.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 24th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Poindexter wrote:Square Fiji water bottles don't fit the round beverage holders in my car.

Oh, the horror of it all.
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That is terrible. I completely empathize with your problem. If I was you I would send your complaint to Fiji immediately. Let them know how their sales are being affected by their choice of bottle shape.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Jul 24th, 2018, 4:08 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
Poindexter wrote:Square Fiji water bottles don't fit the round beverage holders in my car.

Oh, the horror of it all.
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That is terrible. I completely empathize with your problem. If I was you I would send your complaint to Fiji immediately. Let them know how their sales are being affected by their choice of bottle shape.


Fortunately my box wine fits squarely in my center console, so all is not lost. :130:

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Jul 24th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Damn Crown Royal bottle won't fit either! :-X
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby kgcayenne » Jul 24th, 2018, 6:24 pm

People who don’t tip pizza delivery drivers. These kids beat the *bleep* out of their cars because you didn’t feel like cooking. Tip them ferchrisssakes!
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby flamingfingers » Jul 24th, 2018, 7:03 pm

I tip ALL delivery drivers. Cab drivers included.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Lady tehMa » Jul 25th, 2018, 7:51 am

Excessive heat.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 25th, 2018, 7:55 am

Weather in the Okanagan is expensive. You have to pay for heat in the winter and cool in the Summer.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Urbane » Jul 29th, 2018, 9:10 pm

When I turn on our scanner and hear that there's a campfire in someone's back yard (about ten minutes ago) and when I read on here that there are cigarette butts all over the Mission Greenway. What's wrong with some people???

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Aug 8th, 2018, 2:58 pm

How only the sharpest of stones make it into my sandles. :swear:

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby savvybusinessman » Aug 8th, 2018, 3:04 pm

People who try to shame others into tipping.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Catsumi » Aug 8th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Noticing dead leaves on the lake surface as I swim across, and feeling cold spots welling up from the depths.

The loss of summer to another oncoming winter. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby oldtrucker » Aug 8th, 2018, 10:54 pm

alanjh595 wrote:Weather in the Okanagan is expensive. You have to pay for heat in the winter and cool in the Summer.
Compared to the rest of Canada, we don't have winter. Kinda why I moved here.
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