Friday, February 20, 2009

Wouldn't it Be COOL?

I went to Sam's to get some things for lacrosse tomorrow. Easy trip.

First, wouldn't it be cool if you could get all of the Sam's Costco? Why do I like the atmosphere, people, lighting, etc. etc. at Costco so much better?

There are a few things that we use all the time that Costco doesn't have, so I have to go to Sam's. And Sam's opens way earlier and for a girl who gets up at 4:15, waiting for Costco to open at 10 a.m. is like waiting until midnight!

So, about my trip to Sam's -
Wouldn't it be cool if when you pulled out one of those pallet carts, ALL the wheels functioned?

Wouldn't it be cool if when you got to the checkout, there were more than 2 cashiers at the 13 lanes?

Wouldn't it be cool if you could find out your card was expired BEFORE you waited in line?

Wouldn't it be cool if when you went to the service desk, the guy behind the counter didn't say, "Oh I don't work here?" Then what the heck are you doing BEHIND the service desk?
Wouldn't it be cool if there was more than ONE girl doing all the returns and customer service AND answering the phones?

Wouldn't it be cool if the bakery department had their own line, so the customer service girl could quit answering the phone, transferring the call to the bakery and then eventually having to page them three times?

Wouldn't it be cool if after you got your picture taken and she rang up your new membership, she could just ring up your purchases?

Wouldn't it be cool if you didn't have to go get BACK in line?

Wouldn't it be cool if the first 25 feet of parking lot WASN'T stamped concrete, so then stuff wouldn't jiggle off your cart, while you are trying to push 200 pounds and balance your coke?

Wouldn't it be cool if the parking lot were level and you didn't have to push the cart uphill?

Wouldn't it be cool if there weren't wind gusts of 30 mph?

Wouldn't it be cool if every time you took your body off the cart, it didn't blow down the hill back to the store?

Oh, and wouldn't it be cool if I didn't have to load 6 cases of Gatorade and 3 cases of water into the back of my car?

What's that "lifting" rule? Lift with your back? Lift with your knees? Lift with your hands? Lift the hands that hang down? Lift where you stand?

Whatever! Just get everything in the back of the car before the cart rolls off!

Wouldn't it be cool if there were cart corrals?

I'm NOT complaining. I am just wondering.


Patty Edwards said...

You probably don't want to know this, but the cashier should have been able to ring up your membership with the order. They did my renewal that way fairly recently at both Sam's and Costco.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Yes Patty! You are totally correct. She COULD have rung me up. She didn't WANT to!

Melissa said...

This is because Sam's Club is owned by Walmart and they have the same crappy standards of customer service (or should I say customer LACK of service).

smarkuci said...

Amen, sister to all of that. Now add three kids under three to the cart. It's our weekly adventure! ---SM