Not A Remodel, The Store Is Just Having A Tantrum

, , , | Right | July 20, 2018

(I am at work, and we are currently having our store remodeled. The entire inside has been gutted, to be completely rebuilt. We’re currently operating out of a trailer right next to it. Three customers walk into the temporary office, one after another. Note: there are construction trucks, huge garbage dumpsters, and construction personnel outside, and there are signs posted everywhere.)

Me: “Hello! Welcome to [Store]. How can I help you?”

Customer #1: “Are you guys remodeling?”

Me: “Yes, we are! They’re remodeling the entire inside of our store for us!”

Customer #1: “Wow, that must be rough, having to work in a small trailer like this. How long have you been in here?”

Me: “Oh, it’s not that bad, actually; we’ve only been in here about a month now.”

Customer #1: “That’s a long time! I bet you guys miss having your building! How long until they’re done?”

Me: “They should be done in about one more month. How can I help you today?”

(I process her transactions, and she pays and leaves. [Customer #2], who has been behind her the whole time, comes up.)

Me: “Hi, how can I help you today?”

Customer #2: “I guess you guys are doing a remodel or something, huh?”

Me: “Yes, sir, they’ve been working hard at it for about a month now, but we’ve only got about one more month to go until they’re done.”

Customer #2: “Well, that’s great. I know you guys have been here a long time. I bet it sucks working in a tiny space like this, though.”

Me: “It’s not so bad. What can I do for you today?”

(I process his transactions, and he pays and leaves. [Customer #3] comes up, who has also been inside the whole time.)

Me: “Hello, how are you today?”

Customer #3: “Good, thanks. I couldn’t get into the main store; are y’all doing some construction or something?”

(Before I can even reply, [Customer #4] walks in.)

Customer #4: *nearly shouting* “What’s wrong with your building?”

Me: *mental facepalm*

(Sadly, nearly everyone who comes in asks those exact same questions, and make the same jokes about how they bet we wish we had our store back, etc. I can’t wait until we actually do have our store back!)

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