Thursday, May 14, 2009
Day 4 - Excuse Me, I Don't See a Price on This
This one was actually filled last night. If you've ever worked retail, if you've ever used a pricing gun, you might call the contents of this bottle "pricing gun tails". Once the little orange sticker is printed, the waxy backing emerges from the pricing gun like a tail. The one in this bottle, yes, the ONE in this bottle was supplied by a good friend and coworker of mine, Alex. I'm not sure how he managed it, but when he heard I was collecting tails he handed me one that measured 31 feet and 1 inch long. A 31 foot continuous tail, some sort of record I'm sure.
There is a story to this as well. Recently a guest (that's what we call customers) visited another location and received less-than-perfect service. So, she came to our store to find something to complain about. Long story short, she left the store bitching and called corporate and told them that nothing in our store was priced. Now we're up for review and our boss has told us to price EVERYTHING. So the guy pointing his finger on the bottle is like the lame, nothing-better-to-do, whistle-blowing lard and the tails show the waste of time and material she has caused.