Your People Should Know the Store Hours
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- My co-worker and I stopped at the BP station at Abercorn and Eisenhower in Savannah, GA after getting off of work tonight, August 14th 2010. Being a Saturday, in Savannah, stores sell beer until midnight, because in our town, it is against the law to sell beer and liquor on Sunday. Since we had little time to pick up some beer, we stopped at the BP station to get beer with 15 minutes to spare. The clerk inside the store shewed us and other people away and locked the doors. I thought it very odd to make the closing time for the store at 11:45. Usually stores close at an even number like 12:00 or 1:00. I felt as if she just wanted to wrap things up so she could get out of there. When you have so little time, like I did, it really makes me angry that she would do such a thing, especially in a town where most stores get their rush for beer right before midnight. So instead we ran across the street to the Shell station to get our beer. One of the reasons this infuriates me, is that I work in the restaurant industry. In our restaurant, we must take any guest who shows up, even if it is 1 minute until closing, and serve them the way we would any other guest, even if we have to stay 2 hours over closing time. To give that kind of service to someone, and then get off work and not be extended the same courtesy is insulting. As for that BP, I'll never be back. Because if I can't count on them, it would be a waste of time to stop there. Next time, I might have even less time and not make it anywhere, and have to go out of town to get beer for the weekend.