Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Nutty Little Story from the Land Of Retail

There was a surprise at the store this week. It's time for a nutty story from the land of retail. Hold on to your hats for this one.
Are you sitting down? Someone wrote on the bathroom wall.

I’ll give you all a moment to ponder that. Our bathroom wall, at lovely Noe Knit, was ‘tagged’ with some graffiti. We have talked here before about theft. Shop lifting from a knitting store seems to be a pairing that most knitters cannot get their minds around. And that assumption (“knitters are good people” “Knitters don’t steal”) is one that makes the shop such a pleasant place to be. Most customers are in the upper 10% of ‘good people’ in life. And all of these ‘good people’ are coming in to visit us and make beautiful things gather inspiration in their time off. The atmosphere is one of pleasant and creative sharing. It’s a safe place to ask for help.

And then, enter our bathroom and there on the wall is a ‘tag’ done in a big silver paint marker. What was this person thinking? We revel in sharing in your delight in customers’ creations. By all means, if you have a knitting or craft project we want to see it! Don’t hide in the bathroom, and then not take credit for it.

I know I am preaching to the choir here. I know that you are as shocked as I am. So now I am done passing on this little tale. Simply understand that if you ever come in and for some strange reason you are not greeted with the most friendly and enthusiastic welcome, perhaps we were off counting missing balls of yarn, or scrubbing paint off the bathroom walls. And YOU coming in the front split green door is probably just what the doctor ordered!


Marisol said...

Thats pretty crazy! What in the world was this person thing of?

Alexa said...

I literally gasped when I finished the first paragraph. I don't gasp. What the heck is that??? Someone tagged our bathroom??? That is NOT okay.

lg said...

Shocking. I'm trying to think of appropriate consequences. What absurd and inappropriate behavior. Oy!!!!!