I stopped by Newbury Comics today to buy Will a birthday present (he’s two today). I got him a Monster Book of Monsters stuffed toy he absolute went bananas for last time we were in there.
On my TODO index card in my pocket I also had ‘wrapping paper’ and ‘padded envelopes’. Newbury Comics is in the same shopping plaza as K-Mart and since I was shopping on work time I decided to just go there rather than drive down to Wal*Mart and save a couple bucks on products.
I got what I needed, but during checkout I was asked, in order:
- for my e-mail address so I could ‘get coupons’. Three times, each worded differently.
- for my ZIP code
- if I wanted to apply for a Sears credit card
- for $7.73 for the goods
- if I would please go online and fill out a survey
- to ‘please come back and visit us again’
They’re out of their minds. Next time I’m going to drive to Wal*Mart, and it’s not for the $2, it’s for the check out process:
give us this much money (incidentally, less than K-Mart)
“thank you, have a nice day”