BURLINGTON, IOWA -- Oct. 14, 2015 - I found that the store was very well stocked for a Mom and Pop store. The clerks were very helpful. Bibs aren't as easy to fit as I thought and the salesperson was great as well as the clerk at the cash register. I will be back for sure and purchase many Christmas things. I love this store!!
BURLINGTON, IOWA -- I believe in supporting the Mom and Pop shops. Which is why I went to this store to purchase items which are not competitive in their prices compared to large department stores. Also, I know to whom and where my money goes, and I feel I am doing good for people with good values and work ethics. Or so I thought.... I went to purchase a Christmas gift card and was greeted by a pushy, younger sales girl that followed me around the small store. This is pretty common nowadays, but the manner of the old, heavier woman, (who I now know is an owner!) was unforgettable!!
After she logged the certificate inventory number, she wanted to complete the "to" and "from" portion on the gift card itself. I explained to her that it wasn't necessary to do so, as she has the number of the gift card already that corresponds to her recorded inventory list. (See, I wanted to fill that portion out... gift cards are so impersonal... and if I could have filled it out in my own handwriting... well, common sense...)
Well, she huffed and puffed and said... well... "As long as your check clears!" I was sickened and appalled. It took all my strength to not tell her why I was really there. Which is that I felt sorry for them. Their customer lot is always empty. I just wanted to help. Well folks, this explains it. She's an ungrateful, old, haggard women. I can't help her with that. Thank you anyway, Dande Workwear. I will go to Carhart online!