Monday, August 17, 2015

Buyers Beware

I have my reservations about this “reserved” sign.

Rachel Grace of the lifestyle blog Heart of Light walked past this sign next to outdoor tables at a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut restaurant in Westwood Village (Los Angeles) for months before finally stopping to take a photo. I’m glad she did!

Photo courtesy of Rachel Grace
Those fast-food chains would be wise to whip up a fast-food change, because the spelling of one of the sign’s words is crazier than a Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco.

A person who buys food at Pizza Hut or Taco Bell is a customer. A person who makes or supplies outfits is a costumer. It’s customary, therefore, to run the u first, then the o. A costume change is in order.

Customers is right. Is that surprising? The customers are always right. Or so I’ve heard. You’d be hard-pressed to convince me these consumers are correct:

Customers who take up two spaces in the parking lot

Customers who follow closely and push their cart into your heels

Customers who leave their cart in the middle of the aisle as they peruse the shelves

Customers who don’t move up after placing their items on the conveyor belt

Customers in the “10 items or less” line with, oh, 76 items

Customers who hold up the line to go grab one forgotten item

Customers who wait to hear the total before pulling out their wallet or, worse, fishing for their checkbook

Customers who dig through their purse for “exact change”

Those shoppers pale in comparison to the worst customers I’ve ever seen, on a sign near the UCLA campus.

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing. Your customers service was excellent. Five stars.

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