The other day I happened into a “box store” that we all know and have a love/hate relationship – I won’t mention any names…
I was doing 2 weeks worth of grocery shopping and needed a couple of house ware items – one thing specifically, a spray water bottle.
I looked in every conceivable place and finally asked a helpful associate. She grumbled something about “a bunch of them” being near the ironing boards. I went to look and couldn’t find them anywhere. So I continued to wander around, I’m sure with a frazzled/angered expression on my face. Finally, I gave up. I was tired of being in this MART of sorts… 😉 I hate going there in general, and after about 90 minutes of searching…I mean shopping, I was fed up. I asked another associate who asked in reply, “Didn’t she tell you where they were?” I explained that she did, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
So instead of simply walking me to them, she walks me towards the associate#1 and asks if she had told me – did she not believe me?
Associate#1 said, “I did…” and looking at me, “They are near the ironing boards.” I calmly (but I’m sure, snidely) replied, “Yes, I understood that, but I couldn’t find them, so I’m back asking you to show me where they are.”
She said, “They’re green…”
At this point – I know I’m losing my mind. Green water bottles should stand out, right??? I apologize (for what???) and ask her if she could just, please, show me where they were.
She sighed as she put down her Coke (obviously, I was taking her away from a very important task!) and walked me 4 feet away from where she was standing to point to something that resembled this:
On it was a tag that had the “reduce, recycle, reuse” symbol, among other things that made it “green.”
All I could say was, “Ohhhh, green, as in environmentally friendly!”
She looked at me like I was a dummy for thinking anything else and she said, “Yeh….green…”