Monday, October 25, 2010

Somebody Is Cranky After Walking All The Way To The Back Of The Store To Buy The Pony A Sprint Phone That Is No Longer Carried By The Merchant

I grow more annoyed with The Devil each day. Is it too much to ask that you can push a cart down the aisle without having to back up an entire department if somebody else comes your way? What's with putting displays down the middle of the aisles? If two carts can't pass, it impedes progress.

Shopping at The Devil's Playground is an exercise in futility. The Devil has a crappy selection of crap made by toddlers in third world nations that cost 50% more than they did last year. The crap, not the toddlers. I haven't priced toddlers lately.

Driving a cart that may or may not serve as your walker from one end of the Playground to the other is like working one of those number tile puzzles that my mom used to keep in her purse to shut me up at junior college basketball games. That and Teaberry gum. Only without the gum. And more dangerous. Kind of like the Death Road Truckers show that replaced the ice road after it thawed.

Whoever is CEO of The Devil's Playground, since the old man kicked off 18 years ago, needs to hie himself to the Undercover Boss show and see what he hath wrought.

If The Devil hadn't already put everyone else out of business, I would shop elsewhere. But not at the Sprint Store, which is 30 miles away and has obnoxious salesmen and very long waits and lackadaisical stocking practices.


Cazzie!!! said...

I would like to try that teaberry gum... sounds nicer than the strong flavoured gums we have here Down Under

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am with you on the Undercover Boss idea, but doubt it will ever happen. I worked at WalMart for a time and was truly impressed with the store manager. Every Friday he donned a vest along with all of his management team and worked the floor with all the other WalMart associates. I haven't seen that happen since.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I enjoyed it as a kid. I'm sure it can be ordered over the innernets these days.

One manager can not beat The Devil. The stores around here look like third world K-marts. Which is not a form of flattery.