Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Next Time You're At a Mall, if You See a "Bath and Body Works" Store, Do This One Thing

Walk into the store, go maybe halfway into the place, then turn around and walk back out.

This is why:
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - The idea was to teach a group of special needs students, from Fort Zumwalt North High School, life skills through a scavenger hunt in the businesses of Chesterfield Mall.

"Advocate for themselves, ask questions, make purchases, document some of the information they found," explained Principal Joe Sutton. "The hope was that this would be a real positive experience."

And it was, educators say, until they tried to enter Bath and Body Works.

"The manager of the store said that he didn't want to serve us," Sutton said.

According to teachers, the store's manager said sensors at the entrance of the store track the number of people who come in and that is compared to the number of purchases made.
It's not the first time that this has happened. Each time, the students were there to practice shopping and part of that practice session was to buy shit from the stores. But the managers spazzed out and wouldn't let them enter the stores.

So go in, walk around, and leave. Together, we can monkey-wrench the shit out of their metrics.

Because fuck those guys.


Sevesteen said...

Is this some sort of corporate policy, or just a local manager misusing metrics that might affect his bonus? It seems that a better solution would be to contact Corporate, if their response isn't satisfactory *then* take it chainwide.

Murphy's Law said...

I'm in. I'll go in and out like a sewing machine needle for a couple of minutes.

Old NFO said...

Works for me... :-)

Expatriate Owl said...

A few of the small grocery store chains here on Long Island have little kiddie-sized shopping carts, which serve to (usually) keep the young kids entertained while Mommy or Daddy do the shopping, and, coincidentally, teach the kids how to go grocery shopping from a very young age. The kiddies get a positive experience, and go on to become good customers.

Many companies spend significant sums to train their employees. Unlike B&BW, these grocery stores understand the importance of training customers.

I don't get to go to shopping malls that often, but if, perchance, I have occasion to encounter a B&BW, count me in (and out and in and out and in and out and in and out ...).

Jerry Critter said...

Sounds like a great idea to me!