The Bag Lady

Why can’t cashier assistants be pleasant? Wouldn’t it make shopping so much more pleasurable if we were greeted with a friendly “hello”, “good morning” or “good afternoon”? I’m certainly not saying all cashier assistants are unfriendly but I reckon a good three quarters are.

I’m sorry but I feel, as the customer, I should be treated with respect and professionalism and not have to put up with a sullen person who doesn’t have the decency to look at me or say thank you when I hand over my hard earned cash. Yet again, last week I felt the need to say something after a cashier assistant who barely glanced my way, never spoke through the whole transaction and then began chatting to her colleague before she’d even finished serving me. I reminded her if she doesn’t like her job there are plenty of others who can fill her shoes. I don’t think she was very impressed but I really didn’t care. Here’s to a more pleasant shopping experience next time.

Father’s Day

Socks, ties, wallets, books, CDs, wines, chocolates – the list is endless. This year try and be a little more creative and make your dad a hamper of his favourite things, and try keeping to a theme.

For book lovers

Take an empty shoe box or a similar box, cover with old magazines, line with crumpled tissue paper, buy his favourite book and a bookmark, and add a clip-on reading light. Perfect!

For gardeners

Buy a basket from Multi Flora, line with scrunched up newspaper and add a ball of twine (string) garden labels, packets of seeds, pocket gardening tools (fork and trowel), gardening gloves and maybe a gardening magazine. Enclose in green cellophane and tie with thick string.

Gin lovers

Cheers to Dad! Silver Creek Craft Distillery brings you two brand-spanking-new gins made in the same style as gin of America’s notorious Prohibition era. As with the already-famous range of fine, roof-liftin’ ‘shines, Prohibition Craft Gin and Prohibition Pink Gin are handmade in small batches – distilled to a fine spirit from carefully selected grains. The new Prohibition Gins retail at around R360 a bottle and are available at selected bars, restaurants and liquor outlets around the country. Visit www.silvercreekdistillery.com for more information.

More ideas next week.

Until next week, shop till you drop!

Julie

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Julie Maule
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