(dirty dog in need of a bath)Why is it today’s generation of retail workers would argue with a fence post? I went out for a small task. Trying to find my dog’s awesome flea shampoo. Called Happy Jack flea shampoo. Mind you the local store was out so I decided to go down the road a piece and see if they had a bottle. Nope no luck. So I bought some flea drops which they also carry that is a great and not as expensive as Advantage. The cashier proceeds to state did you find everything okay. (rhetorical question apparently) I answer no. Neither one of your stores have the flea shampoo I use. I guess everyone is bathing their dog this month. He then asks oh what kind do you use? I tell him. Oh I don’t think that we carry that brand. Um yes you do I always buy it here. You guys have the kennel dip and anti itch shampoo but out of the flea shampoo. Oh he replied we must be out. GAUGH!!! Really did I not just say that.
So then I proceed to Petsmart since I am in the big city to get my other dogs whitener shampoo. They decided to discontinue the brand of shampoo I use. Lovely. So I stand their staring at the 4 choices of brands they do carry. Most of which appear to be the store brand…ugh. So I stick my head into the grooming dept and ask the lady what whitener shampoo do you recommend? She stares back looking at me like I have to heads. Um well I use this brand on my white pit-bull and it works pretty good. Thanks I mumble and step back out and look at the abyss of shampoos. I then ask someone else opinion. Who apparently has no pets. Why work in PETMART if you have no experience??? No one can understand that it took me 3 brands of shampoos before one actually whitened my schnauzer hair. I went to the front with 4 bottles of shampoo. Whitener for the white dog, oatmeal and conditioner for the other 2 and flea shampoo for them all…40 freaking bucks. Hello they are dogs right??? The once again the cashier asks did you find everything ok. I stupidly reply since I didn’t learn from the first store. Nope you stopped carrying my favorite dog shampoo. Oh I am sorry. Which one is it. Told her. Oh I don’t think we have ever carried that brand. At this point I was seething. I wanted to smack the crap out of the teenager. Well since I bought it 6 months ago that could be true I replied. Oh I have been her 2 yrs. now. Okay…I glare at her and she hand me my bags and out the door I go…to Starbucks to cool my jets and type this rant…grrr
Retail where the customer is never right and we just make up shit for the hell of it.