Not really about toys but on my mind today….I went to DSW to buy socks (with a $10 coupon, really neat)…I went to pay for the socks. It was really earlier in the morning — so there was no one else on line. The beginning of the day– there are three associates behind the counter. I’m forced to ask “where should I check out?” No one says anything–a woman steps over to a counter, and puts her hand out for my socks. I said good morning…no response. Complimented her on her necklace to see if that got a response. Nothing. The sales associate was talking to her colleagues–but would not even really look in my direction, much less acknowledge my remark. We finished the transaction and at this point I was really feeling up for a challenge. I wished her a happy holiday season (in a very even tone, really)…and still nothing. I know there are stores where employees are trained to greet people as they walk in, but have we really come down to a situation where basic courtesy is absent without an aggressive training seminar? I probably should have left–but then I wouldn’t have gotten my three pairs of socks for $4.
While I was Shopping for Socks