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Friday, 22 May 2009

Welcome to CVS. You can find these feathered friends wandering the grounds at our local CVS welcoming the customers. Aren't they adorable. These little fellows will pose while you take their picture and entertain the children for a few moments. The parking lot is full of moms and their little ones enjoying the new greeters.

When I saw them I wondered if Wal-Mart would pick up on the idea and fire their greeters. Why do I say this, because these feathered friends are friendlier than the greeters at my local Wal-Mart. The greeters there look like they've eaten a jar of sour pickles, they're mad as hell about it, and they're ready to take it out on you. I've yet to have one ask me if I needed a cart or say Welcome to Wal-Mart. They act like they're doing people a favor by letting them in the store to spend their own money.

There have been times when I've looked at a few of them, and said to myself I'm scared of you. I wanted to ask if they had woke up that way, if they were having a bad day or what, but I was actually afraid to say anything. So I just kept walking, and occasionally I would look back over my shoulder to make sure they weren't following me with an ax, lol.


Aside from the mean greeters, just trying to find a parking space at that store raised my blood pressure a few notches. By the time I reached the front door of that store I was usually frizzled. A warm welcome would have been nice.

I know times are tough, but it is a job and you are getting paid. Can I get a smile please? I've thought maybe they really don't want to be here; they've lost a six digit salary and this is the best they can do for now. Who knows what's going on in someone's life. Maybe my timing was off and I just showed up on their bad days.
I am pleased to announce that my trauma is over, they've built another Wal-Mart that's a little closer to me. I'm no longer stressed because I can't find a parking space within a 1 - 2 mile radius, and to top it off the greeters always have a smile and Welcome Me to Wal-Mart. I love good customer service.
I still can't get the memory of mean Wal-Mart greeters out of my head. I guess I've been damaged for life. I'm tempted to send the pictures of my new feathered friends to Wal-Mart's corporate office, and suggest that they replace those mean greeters with a few little duckies. They understand customer relationships. Everyone enters and leaves CVS with a smile on their face. A grassy knoll, a few bugs and worms and a flashing camera is all they require in compensation.

How's your Wal-Mart greeters? Please leave us a comment on your experience(s).


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