Friday, September 17, 2010

Turn And Face The Strain

Well doncha just know that the events of the other day put me in a bad mood.  This isn't a good thing for anyone who gets in my way.

One thing that really has been getting under my skin is the fact that all of my favorite stores, or often-attended at least, are changing.  Change freaks me out and turns me into a deer in headlights.  I depend on certain things, and when those things go changing on me I have no idea what to do. 

Take for example, my favorite craft supply store.  For years I've been going there.  I know where everything is.  I'm nearly on the verge of asking the employees over to my house for a summer picnic.  I give them tons of money and how do they show their gratitude?  By changing the the brands of their products.  Cheaper products at higher cost.  It started with jump rings and has moved all the way to button magnets.  What's next?

Then I went to that big place that sells paper and pencils, computer games and printer ink.  You know the place.  Their associates wear those phone things in their ears and talk to each other.  I'm sure they're laughing about how that lady (most likely me) in the envelope aisle has toilet paper stuck to the bottom of her shoe or something.  I don't frequent this place as much as the craft supply store, but again I'm familiar with it.  I know where the things I need are so I can get in and out as quickly as possible.  Then they pulled the big switch too.  Suddenly I couldn't get the brands I normally got there.  Today I went in for some simple labels to price my pulp magnets and guess what?  There were very odd-sized and shaped and colored labels available, which of course didn't include the plain, white, rectangular ones I needed.

I just want my stuff, and I'm really disappointed in my stores, mostly the craft supply store.  I feel like I'm running in quicksand these days, and setbacks like this just add to the frustration. 

Plan B: More online shopping and/or getting to know the little guy.  Corporate giants don't fit into my life anymore.

Come back and see me next week when I'm in a better mood.  I most surely will be, as there is a very uplifting weekend in store for me.  Thanks for letting me bend your ear today.

1 comment:

snsnsnsibility said...

I absolutely know what you mean! I hate trying to hunt through enormous stores for a non-existent product. Good luck with finding new stores that do work for you.

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