I went to Michaels Craft Store the other day..
Did I miss the “end of the world” memo?
The shelves were completely stripped bare of Christmas decorations..just a few boxes of balls and lights remained. What on earth is going on?? If the grocery store looked like that I’d be in a total panic!
Good luck if you didn’t pick up your artificial tree yet.
As I stood in a Depression era soup length line to check out my one roll of wrapping paper, I was struck by a few thoughts. (Women do this..we daydream about how we can run things better..)
#1- I think when it’s super busy, stores should just give everyone whatever coupon they got going on in their weekly circular at the time. These coupon apps are GREAT, but not if you have to first turn on your phone to retrieve them or any other issue that takes more than three minutes…
Just give her 40% off one item already!
#2-If there are twenty people in line, don’t ask for e-mail info, zip code or if anyone wants to get on some frequent shopper program or sign up for your store’s credit card..they might say yes, and then there will be a riot ..I’m telling you..blood will be spilled.
#3-Don’t over wrap. Those mason jars are on sale for 99 cents each…they probably cost Michaels 5 cents each. Each jar doesn’t need to be thrice wrapped in tissue paper. The lady is going home.. not to the Middle East…in a car, not on a camel.
#4- There should be a strict limit on how many small things you can buy, like felt. The lady in front of me had about 79 pieces of the stuff, each one with it’s own unique UPC price tag. That’s ridiculous. Either establish a limit of ten, or just put all that little stuff on a scale and weight it like slices of cheese at the deli.
#5- Lastly, make sure the people who put up your sample decorations know enough trivia about Christmas to recognize when Santa’s being misquoted..
but then again, when I saw this I had to laugh..
it really was perfect.