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 now-a-days, 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 expained 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 impersonnal...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 appauledl. It took all my strength to not tell her why I was really there. Which is that I felt sorry for them. There customer lot is always empty. I just wanted to help. Well folks, this explains it. She's an ungrateful, old, haggared women. I can't help her with that.
Thank you anyway, Dande Workwear. I will go to Carhart online!