I’m redoing my office. It’s quite the undertaking, but also a lot of fun. Should I paint? Wallpaper? One color? Several? Tile? Carpet? Blinds? Shades? Pergo? Hardwood? Decisions. Decisions.
So I went to Home Depot yesterday to look for some inspiration and ideas.
I walked in the door and was greeted by three people who all wanted to help me. No thanks. I know where I’m heading. (I’ve been there numerous times.)
I rounded a corner and there was another associate who couldn’t wait to ask if I needed help. No thanks. I know where I’m heading.
At the end of that aisle, yep you guessed it…………… another I-can’t-wait-to-help-the-customer Home Depot Associate. No thanks. I know where I’m heading.
Okay, I’m all for customer service but this was starting to annoy me. This was customer service on steroids!
I decided to make a game of it rather than get annoyed. I went from the paint department to the flooring department to the lighting department and then on to the garden center. Fifteen more times – yes, fifteen – I had to say……………….No thanks. I know where I’m heading.
The Replacement Killers on dvd So were they bored because the recession is hurting business? Is this the new Home Depot Policy? Were they being this helpful because Lowes (a competitor) opened not far away? Were they being this helpful to increase sales as a mandate from the home office?
I don’t know what the answer is or was, but I needed to get out of there – and fast. I’m all for hanging around with positive, helpful and friendly people; but this was enough to make this motivational speaker want to puke.
I grabbed the couple of items I needed and headed to the the self-checkout; I just wanted to be left alone!
The machine jammed as it was giving me my change. Sean came over to assist. They were determined to help me one way or another!
Today I went to Lowes.