Our new sitter here in Edmond was able to stay with Mom for four hours today, so I had the GREAT PLEASURE of meeting my friend, Margaret, for a Steak lunch at Longhorn. We talked for an hour and a half, so I didn't have much time for anything else. Four hours goes by really fast!
In the time I did have, I went to JC Penneys which was right in the same parking lot as Longhorn.
I was looking for sweatshirt tops for my Mom which I never found, but I happened to walk by my favorite tennis shoes in the shoe department. I did not have a pair here at this house, so decided to by a pair of white and a pair of black. Then I walked over to the check out counter where there were two cash registers.
If I had not left my phone in the car I would have taken a video of this. The counter was stacked with boxes and various unboxed shoes so there was not a single square inch to put my boxes. I tried to balance them on top of one of the registers. Then I started looking for a cashier.
I turned around and around and looked and looked, and then I started saying, "HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, HELLOOOOOOOOOOO, HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?"
Nobody answered and nobody came.
I then walked out into the aisle between the shoes and the clothes, and I said, "HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, HELLOOOOOOO? I need a cashier please. HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?
Nobody answered and nobody came.
I walked back over to the shoe counter where there was still nobody. I hollered back into the two openings into the warehouse, "HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?"
I really needed the shoes or I would have stacked them with all the other shoes that people had given up on purchasing and just stacked there.
I then walked BEHIND the counter and through the door into the warehouse. I didn't see anybody there either, so I continued, "HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, IS ANYONE THERE?"
Finally, a girl started moving back in the midst of the shelves, and she came to where I was. She followed me to the cash registers. She went to the first register to check me out. She messed with it a minute, and then she said, "These registers don't work. We have to go to a different department."
I then followed her to the Beauty Shop where I was finally able to buy the two pair of tennis shoes.
UNBELIEVABLE! I promise you, it happened just like that. No exaggeration. I actually probably hollered "HELLO" 50 times!
I then went to a different department to look at jeans. I found a pair immediately and went to try them on. Where there used to be a long row of nice dressing rooms, there was now a large cubby hole with a mirror on the wall. I said, "I'm not going to try these on without any doors!"
I wandered the length of the store to another dressing room. Then I went to the checkout counter in that department only to find the cashier staring over and over and over and over at a receipt trying to figure out how to do a return. I put the jeans down, and I walked out of the store.
How very sad. NO WONDER they are closing stores and barely getting by. I would have spent hundreds of dollars there today if there had been half-way decent service and proper dressing rooms.
I've made a couple new videos for those of you who don't see them unless I post them here.
This one is an introduction to our precious new great grandbaby, Luke:
So, since I have a lot of time on my hands, I am thinking Christmas. Doesn't appear our Christmas is going to be anymore exciting than our Thanksgiving. Just the three of us. I want to get or make gifts for my good friends, my husband and my Mother. I may get started on that tomorrow.
Made a video today just blabbering about the cat and Thanksgiving and a pumpkin potholder if you are interested in any of that.
If I get anything besides a potholder made, I'll be back to show you.