My Mom and I went to Guildford Mall; primarily for the community recycling bin.
I wanted to potentially spend money at three stores and drop into the Nespresso Member Boutique for a latte.
I went to the Sunrise Records to ask again about the Elvis Tupelo set releasing on July 28.
I got the same clerk, who blew me off with, their system doesn’t know, and I just need to check back.
I told her that in the online era, store need to offer more security than that.
“Have a nice day” she smiled.
I walked out, not ever going to go back.
My Mom looked at me, and I said “She just Canadian told me F-off.”
My Mom nodded sagely and she with her walker and me moved to the EB Games.
Now, I had planned to only go to the Scott Road.. er 120th Street location because I liked the two clerks, very comfortable customer service.
I had a store credit that they put on the system and not the card.
I did find a game, a retro pac man, with dig dug and galaxa with a new dimensional pac man – seriously, could Mrs Pac have been included too?
But it turns out that the policy was gone around to do in store client service, so I could not access the credit. I put the game back and laughed it off with the clerk.
I told him that as a policy wonk, I understand the need for consist conduct – I assured him, the 2 clerks had done what they thought was a kindness, so I will just have to drop in there next therapy day. ratz, eh.
So, next, it was to The Bay – where they had a Canada weekend sale of 15% and I was considering a purchase.
They had the sale item, the extra did not apply to that brand. But, when I looked at it, it was not what I wanted. They had one that did meet my needs and was actually less money; but I didn’t want to compensate for the other two stores and make an emotional purchase. That was the regular price, in any event – a compact model for the original espresso pod line
Then, it was off to the actual Nesspresso for a beverage, flashing my Member tag.
There were three clerks and they were all 20 somethings.
We bantered a bit, and I shocked one when I shared a story about Surrey being the murder capital of Canada and Neo-Nazis roam the City Central Mall – and I had once been threatened there verbally that I “should be kicked to death.” I did a funny bit about Downtown Nimby vs Suburbs Snobbery, when I say “we bantered”
Upsetting, they are closing at Guildford on July 15 – and opening a big store in Metrotown in Burnaby.
When I bought my original machine, over a decade ago, it was $800 and Vancouver BC Canada had the only store in all of North America.
Exclusive is a sliding scale of Members Only when most anyone be a member.
Anyway, at this point – a nice sit down for a frothed coffee – and then brunch at the Pantry; before heading home.
Yesterday I wrote a one page letter to Shopper’s Drug Mart and today I wrote the second page.
Tomorrow, the Hospital Report. Print the components.
day After: BC Human Rights Cover letter and combine with federal package.
ccing the relevant Colleges
after I mail those, back to the Bay for the european espresso nespresso to sit beside my second one, a North American style that does coffee and espresso. The machine 2 and the upcoming 3, less than my original machine – that I retired; never once having experienced buy’s remorse or regrets.