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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pardon Me While I Vent……

Yesterday I went to the drug store to pick up some needed toiletries. It was a store I don’t usually frequent and I was unfamiliar with its layout.
After wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles I decided the smart thing to do would be ask for assistance.
I spotted a young lady wearing a smock with the store logo and figured she might be able to help.

I was wrong.

I politely asked, “Where do you keep the emery boards, please?”  
She thought for a moment and then said, “Aisle 5, right hand side, bottom shelf. “
She sounded very knowledgeable and sure of herself so I toddled off to aisle 5.

I knew I was in the wrong place immediately. The only products in aisle 5 were school and office supplies.

I was back to indiscriminately roaming the store.

I finally found the Revlon products..…..approximately three feet from the young lady with the smock.

For a split second I considered telling her, “If you’re ever asked again where the emery boards are, this is WHAT they are and they’re located over there.”

But I decided against it.
I was afraid my helpfulness might be misinterpreted as hostility. 

Yet another child left behind…..


  1. Wow, I guess she didn't know what they were! My granddaughters do. Weird. Frustrating!

  2. Oh the unHELPFUL ASSISTants, we get them here too....grrrrr!!!

  3. It must have been Poor Service Week, only we didn't get the memo.

  4. The workforce ain't what it used to be!

  5. makes me wonder what she was thinking of?? oh, brother!

  6. I have to confess I had to look up emery boards since I didn't know what it is.... But then of course I have the excuse of not being a native English speaker ... ;-)


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