The catalogue shop experience  

kitchenfun1234 45M
2103 posts
7/16/2006 4:11 pm

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The catalogue shop experience

I decided to give my hair a trim last night......only to have the trimmer break and refuse to budge with half a head trimmed.
There's no way I was going to work looking like that so I had to go visit the Wolverhampton branch of a certain catalogue shop AXXXs.

OK it was a hot day and I was too idle to walk any further so the air conditioned catalogue shop seemed a good idea. Nice range of trimmers. The previous effort lasted just over two years. Now consider that it's only used once every month for about 30 min.....didn't last long did it? Reamington with ceramic blade...rubbish.
I went for a cheaper brand this time. If it breaks it breaks but cost just £15 so it hardly breaks the bank.

Now to the shop. Why have a catalogue shop? To the uninitiated this is a big shop. all the stock held downstairs. Customers browse catalogues, choose what they want, pay and then wait for ages for someone to throw it on a conveyor belt and pre-smash it for you.

The stores have security guard the waitingroom chairs I assume. It would be much better to just have shelves full of stock like every other shop in the world.

Stand at the counter with my receipt in hand, watching lots of mauled objects appearing on a conveyor belt. Next one of several harrased old ladies hauls it off the belt then does her best to break it by carrying multiple items at once.

While this is going on hundreds of bored toddlers, children and brats run around out of control like some strange advanture playground.
Why can't parents keep their kids on reins? Keep em out of mischeif, tied to granny, mum, dad or the shop fittings.
Why don't reins come in bigger sizes too? Hell I'm 33 and some days I still feel like I need reins

Don't ever give up searching for the fun in life.

2375 posts
7/16/2006 6:54 pm

I have 3 brothers, and growing up, my parents took us everywhere. We KNEW better than to misbehave! I know this isn't "PC" to say, but I'm a firm believer that a swat on the ass never hurt anybody. I'll probably get inundated with responses to that statement! My parents hardly ever had to spank us, it was the THREAT that kept us in line. And when I did get it, it hurt my ego more than my ass!

kitchenfun1234 replies on 7/17/2006 10:54 am:
Ahh yes. I totally agree. My parents seemed to spend the day uttering;
"I'm going to give you such a hiding in a minute if you don't stop that!"
I regard the occasional spanking and effective use of shame and emotional blackmail as three pillars of good parenting.

EyeCandy33333 45F
761 posts
7/17/2006 5:35 am

Lol-I tried that-but all I had to do was walk around the aisle where my little one no longer saw me-and it scared him-so-lesson learned-he straightened up and did what I told him-of course I was secretly peeping at him all the while(I would never leave my child completely alone.He did not like his Mom not being where he could grab my leg-even at the nursery and the first 3 years of school-God-broke my heart to leave him.He would grab my leg and cry-but we do have a close relationship and I am very protective of him-he's a good kid-very loving, caring and smart(and did I mention ADD).

kitchenfun1234 replies on 7/17/2006 10:55 am:
See now you obviously have a good child. This was more like a scene from Gremlins.

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