They're Not Friendly ...They seemed very unfriendly to me. In fact, it would not be a stretch to call them downright rude. There was no greeting when I came through the door. No one offered me help or assistance. They acted as if they did not care if I was there or not. It was clear that they did not value my presence.
It crossed my mind that I might never go to that place again. After all, why should I be treated in this fashion? "I'll show them," I thought to myself.
But then it occurred to me that these folks have what I really need. It would be hard, if not impossible, to find it any other place. I would really only be hurting myself if I decided to never return.
Oh, yes, there are some other places that offer some of the same things. However, this place has it ALL! One can come here and find every essential thing.
In the end, I finally decided that I would continue to frequent this place because of what they have to offer. And, even though there are some things that I would like to see changed, it is still the best place to find what I really need. Maybe, just maybe, I can help them do better in the areas of friendliness and courtesy. Perhaps by saying and doing the right things myself, I will be able to improve the overall situation. But the bottom line is this: what I get here is much more valuable to me than the minor annoyances that I must endure. I'll keep coming back again and again.
Where is this place? Oh, I forgot to tell you, didn't I? I was talking about the big discount store here in town. You know, that new 'super center' of a thing. What? You thought I was talking about the church? Well …