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drjonah
12-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Thought I would start a thread because I saw a post on facebook complaining that Awful-mart was closed today and now Christmas is RUINED!!!! :rolleyes:

registerrodeo
12-25-2014, 03:16 PM
If you have to wait until Christmas to go to Wally World, then your Christmas should be ruined. What an idiot

drjonah
12-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Sadly, I've predicted that in the next couple years, pretty much everywhere will be open on Christmas day because the SC's will make enough of a stink that their Christmas was RUINED because a store dared to be CLOSED!!!!

protege
12-25-2014, 03:41 PM
I'm surprised that everything isn't open NOW :rolleyes:

registerrodeo
12-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Had to make a 7 11 run..I feel so bad but I needed ginger ale

wolfie
12-25-2014, 06:23 PM
With all the stories about ruining someone's Christmas by being out of stock of some seasonal item (or the year's hot toy) an hour before closing on Christmas Eve, it's easy to forget that there are other holidays.

I wonder if any retail worker, on being confronted by a customer who's "WTF? How can you be out of menorah candles?", has the guts to reply "Our supplier shipped far less than we ordered. We thought they'd sell out in one day, but by some miracle it was 8 days before we ran out of stock.":devil:

Slave to the Phone
12-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Had to make a 7 11 run..I feel so bad but I needed ginger ale

I meant to stop and get beer on the way home last night, but I forgot. If I wasn't expecting people over, I would have done without it. I brought the clerks yummy cookies to make up for it, though.

shanarocks
12-26-2014, 11:43 PM
What bugs me about this is the SC's not giving a shit about the poor employees that they are forcing ot work by demanding that the store be open....meaning their christmas is ruined because they aren't home with their familes. It's the "me first" mentality. It pisses me off.

Jay 2K Winger
12-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Had to make a 7 11 run..I feel so bad but I needed ginger ale

I almost got sent on a store run to get dessert. I explained my objections to Mom-- namely, that I don't wanna justify corporate decisions to open on Xmas-- and she backed down. I made some cookies (peanut butter chocolate chip) and they were far better than anything store-bought.

drjonah
12-27-2014, 01:42 AM
What bugs me about this is the SC's not giving a shit about the poor employees that they are forcing ot work by demanding that the store be open....meaning their christmas is ruined because they aren't home with their familes. It's the "me first" mentality. It pisses me off.

For sh!ts and giggles I watched my CCTV this morning and counted TWENTY cars pull into the parking lot at my store throughout the day Christmas Day. Five of those cars actually pulled into a space and got out and tugged on the door. Not only that but we had ten missed phone calls from people obviously wondering if we were open. :rolleyes:

I really will not be surprised if next year we'll be open Christmas Day because heaven forbid the SC's go one day without something being open :rolleyes:

Ironclad Alibi
12-27-2014, 01:48 AM
I really will not be surprised if next year we'll be open Christmas Day because heaven forbid the SC's go one day without something being open :rolleyes:

Linked for relevance. (http://retailcomic.com/comics/december-24-2014/)

smoorman76
12-28-2014, 07:40 AM
The gas station I work at was open and just about every third person who came in said something like,"Oh, you're open, thank god, there's nothing out here." I live in a very small town on a very busy highway in the middle of absolute nothing. Somebody told me they hadn't seen any place since [larger town] an hour and a half before, and somebody going the other way said there wasn't anything open after [big city] two hours ago. One guy left me his change as a tip, all eight dollars and some of it, I had a bunch of people try to commiserate with me for having to work (I volunteered), a coworker brought me food, I had no real problems all day.

Lace Neil Singer
12-29-2014, 06:02 PM
I have no objections to places being open on Christmas day if a) the employees are volunteers and b) they are being paid oodles. A friend of mine worked at a Texaco Co-op on Christmas day for two reasons; firstly, she got to get away from her kids for a while (her parents looked after them, which meant that the kids got Granny and Grandad time!) and second, she was paid triple just for being there. She told me that there'd be about an hour when it was busy (mainly fathers buying batteries) and the next seven hours were dead. She and her colleagues passed the time playing poker and laughing about being paid to do so. XD

But I don't see why everywhere needs to be open every day. Places ought to be closed more, not less, especially since there's now internet shopping. Back when I was a kid, it wasn't uncommon for places to be closed for three days over Christmas and I don't recall anyone dying of starvation as a result. :p

Gizmo
12-29-2014, 07:43 PM
I did go to a friends for Christmas and apparently friends wife when she got up said "I want cigarettes..." and was not happy to told it would be good fun finding a shop open. (We actually did though - which surprised me!)

Marmalady
12-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Back when I was a kid, it wasn't uncommon for places to be closed for three days over Christmas and I don't recall anyone dying of starvation as a result.

I remember that too, and the reason nobody died of starvation was that people used to do this weird thing called 'planning ahead' ; apparently, they used to sit down and work out what they would be needing (and when) and go out and get it (or order it to be delivered) before Christmas Eve.

I know, it's incredible isn't it?

notalwaysright
12-29-2014, 08:24 PM
I remember that too, and the reason nobody died of starvation was that people used to do this weird thing called 'planning ahead'

Reminds me of a few years ago (although I suppose it happens every year) there was a big snowstorm in the east. It was known way ahead of time, and all over the news. So the day of the storm comes and many places are closed. A station had an interview with a woman who had tried to walk to the store only to find it closed. She was wailing about not having any food (this being the FIRST day of closures) and finally she said the name of the place which was closed. It was a donut shop. :lol:

Dreamstalker
12-31-2014, 12:28 AM
I wonder if any retail worker, on being confronted by a customer who's "WTF? How can you be out of menorah candles?", has the guts to reply "Our supplier shipped far less than we ordered. We thought they'd sell out in one day, but by some miracle it was 8 days before we ran out of stock.":devil:
:lol: I may try that next year...could probably get away with it too.

prjkt
12-31-2014, 12:58 AM
:lol: I may try that next year...could probably get away with it too.

I did something similar with this year's special - instant cameras...
Those things never last

Had some right up until the day before Christmas Eve... Cue the next day...

"Sorry mate, you've just missed out. They normally sell out by the first week of Dec, I'm amazed we still had some yesterday"

Terza
12-31-2014, 11:02 AM
The gas station I work at was open and just about every third person who came in said something like,"Oh, you're open, thank god, there's nothing out here." I live in a very small town on a very busy highway in the middle of absolute nothing. Somebody told me they hadn't seen any place since [larger town] an hour and a half before, and somebody going the other way said there wasn't anything open after [big city] two hours ago. One guy left me his change as a tip, all eight dollars and some of it, I had a bunch of people try to commiserate with me for having to work (I volunteered), a coworker brought me food, I had no real problems all day.

I work night shift in a petrol station, and worked Christmas Day night, Boxing Day night and will be working New Year's Day night. We were really quiet, so I spent most of the time paying Solitaire on the computer!

Anglesmith
01-09-2015, 01:02 AM
The Friday before Christmas, husband and I went for take out at a local pasta place we like and heard two ladies in complete disbelief that the restaurant would be closed December 24th and 25th. Really? Husband and I were floored by their attitude.

WishfulSpirit
04-06-2015, 06:17 AM
Late to the party on this. The whole mall where my store is was closed for Easter today. Except us, of course. I had at least 5 people ask why we were open and the mall closed. The suits don't consult me, ok?