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DaDairyDruid
11-02-2008, 02:07 AM
The other night this customer asked me if we carried "Old English Furniture polish with nick and scratch coverup". Granted I work in Dairy, but am Fairly familiar with the store, and tell him It "Should" be by the furniture polish in aisle X. He says he checked there and couldn't find it. As it was a very slow night I walked him over there and we checked again. We found the furniture polish, but NOTHING by "Old English" I recommended he try the "True Value" store up the street, or Maybe Lowe's or Home Depot.

I see the Grocery guy "K" <wavies as I know he checks this site> clocking in so I head over to ask him if he knows weather or not we carry this stuff. The MOD is there as well, so the 4 of us tromp over to Aisle X again to look. No Dice. The MOD says he thinks that the stuff was discontinued after the last reset. So the Customer asks if he knows where he could look online to find a store that sells it, as he doesnt wnat to run all over town to find it. The MOD comments that we have nothing from the "Old English" label so we cant look on a different product to find the website, and noone knows who "owns" the Old English label.

So I say " why dont you just Google "old english furniture polish" then"

the customer looks at me with that :blink: look on his face and says

"Ya that might work."

:lol:

Evil Queen
11-02-2008, 02:49 PM
Cute story.

I used Murphey's Oil Soap though.

gaspode
11-03-2008, 05:54 PM
google "Old English" in England you will get cider yum yum

wanderingjoe72
11-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Google Olde English 800 will get you ultra nasty gutter brand malt liquor in the US.

To give you an idea, it is what the equivalent of your "chavs" drink here.

prb
11-04-2008, 12:04 AM
http://www.imyspacegraphics.com/images/olde-english/180px-OE_800.JPG

http://images.google.ca/images?rlz=1C1GGLS_enCA291&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=olde%20english&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

wolfie
11-08-2008, 06:34 PM
Google Olde English 800 will get you ultra nasty gutter brand malt liquor in the US.

To give you an idea, it is what the equivalent of your "chavs" drink here.

A bit off-topic, but this could be the origin of the Vinegar Boy saga. Being underage, he couldn't get malt liquor, and seeing that malt vinegar was roughly the same colour and available without ID, he thought it was an acceptable substitute. Epic fail.

DGoddessChardonnay
11-08-2008, 09:11 PM
A bit off-topic, but this could be the origin of the Vinegar Boy saga. Being underage, he couldn't get malt liquor, and seeing that malt vinegar was roughly the same colour and available without ID, he thought it was an acceptable substitute. Epic fail.

Good question, however I'm not sure if Olde English 800 is even sold in Australia (where the saga of Vinegar Boy occurred.)

But he could have wanted similar and couldn't get it because he was underage, as I understood VB to be a teenager.

Either way, definitely MAJOR FAIL. :doh:

Back to the OP: Old English furniture polish is manufactured by a company called Reckett-Benickser. And if you Google, you'll find the Old English (http://www.oldenglishpolish.com) furniture polish website.

Happy polishing.:wave:

JustADude
11-11-2008, 09:39 AM
A bit off-topic, but this could be the origin of the Vinegar Boy saga. Being underage, he couldn't get malt liquor, and seeing that malt vinegar was roughly the same colour and available without ID, he thought it was an acceptable substitute. Epic fail.

Yeah, that's pretty much what I've figured.

I refuse to ponder further lest it become an "If it weren't for my horse..." situation.

ArcticChicken
11-17-2008, 12:20 AM
I've noticed that my first reaction to not knowing something is to google it, whereas my parents reaction is to look it up in a book, or call someone who might know.