Had breakfast this morning with the birthday girl. (Happy Birthday Moonyeen.)
Observed this two different ways to respond to the GFC:
A customer wanted to read the paper, but had forgotten their specs. The cafe produced a pair of over-the-counter specs for the customer. (The cheap stuff they buy at the chemist.) It seems that they keep that with the colouring-in books and crayons. The town has a large population of retirees and elderly because it is a popular seachange destination.
The restaurant is a mutiple winner of many local business awards.
I thought I had seen it all. But can you believe that?
Then I went home and called a bookstore (large national franchise chain) and asked about the availability of a book. (I did not want to wait for a delivery time.).
The first time I called, the phone actually rang out without being answered. The next time it was answered, I was put on a short hold and then served.
I spelled the author's name - a short pause. and then, no, sorry We don't have it.
I paused. Waited for the logical follow-up.
That's it, I asked?
Yep. Sorry we don't have it.
OK, I said. That's great service. Good bye.
I can't believe people are actually that stupid.
Where would you rather spend your money?