Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Certain Lazy Blogger Returns....

Thank you for your patience while I've been away from this site. And thank you for checking in to see if I still write here!

I was told by one of my teacher friends that my blog was being used in his classroom as an example of nonfiction. He also told me that his students informed him that I have a lot of hair.

I had thought of putting up a classic post this evening, and I will be doing some of that in the not too distant future. I am going to go with the idea behind the post I was thinking of repeating:

Most readers here know my love-hate relationship with Walmart. If it weren't for my blogging activity, and my Evil Big Box Store designation, I would probably have not unemployed as long as I was last year, as one of the store managers is a friend of mine.

Not as many know that one of my favorite places to go for a few items is the Rittman IGA. The store was closed between November, 2006 and June, 2007. The current owners are very active in keeping the store the way they perceive that customers want it.

Anyway, I was in both stores today. The long time readers here know I like to conclude the transaction by saying, "Thank you for working at______!" The cashiers at IGA try to beat me to the punch, or they will follow my comment by saying, "No, thank you for SHOPPING at IGA."
The folks at Walmart sometimes are dumbfounded and those who know me say things like, "I like that!" and "You come back here often, okay." I'm sure I am a topic of discussion in a few break rooms on occasion.

If only more of the cashiers would take the time to thank you for shopping at their store.

4 comments:

Leesa said...

THere you are! Nice to see you back in Blogland, Cliff!! Take care and have a great week...

Leesa

WZZP said...

Good read as usual. Have a great week!

clean and crazy said...

if only the evil big box store would actually pay a cashier enough to care...

still they could be grateful to have a job i know a lot of people who don't.

Michelle said...

Awesome read and I agree 100 %. Glad to see u back