Thursday, December 01, 2005

100th post is a sad one.

Well, yesterday wasn't exactly what I dreamed it would be. I had to wait to post the information as it hadn't all been totally public yet. Unfortunately, due to mass production companies, the little store that I love and work at is going to have to close it's doors. My happy place will have to change. I LOVE this store and what it has given me as a person. No matter what, any time I've walked through the doors, I was able to smile. Whether I had just gotten into an accident, been left/ left a dumb boy whatever the case may be...it was forgotten there. Thank the Lord for a place like that. My only wish is that I'm able to find another place that can do that for me. How is it that your "boss" is truly a friend?! I had that....it's a rare thing. While it's been a struggle and honestly, hard to believe, it's what is best for her. I understand completely as to why she's doing what she's doing. I'm going to miss my happy place dearly.

On another sad note, (but not near as sad), Pamela and I went to O'Charley's last night and Brandon wasn't there. Not only was he not there, but our waiter was horrible. Now it's very rare that I don't leave a tip at all, but last night was one of those nights. UGH! He made what was supposed to be an enjoyable night, something else to bitch about.

Now, a happy note. I was observed today and it was WONDERFUL!!! I received nothing but excellents! YAY for me! I rock!! :) Only 16 more days til the real world.

4 comments:

Former SBC Shopper said...

Mass production didn't kill that store, not listening to what your customers want drove people away. It's simple management 101. I took my money elsewhere because she didn't sell anything I wanted to buy anymore. You can't expect all of your customers to dig all flowers all of the time.

fomer sbc shopper also said...

How do you call that store your happy place? That's sad if that is truly the place in your entire world that makes you happy and forget all your worries. You have no idea what kind of person Patty really is. She isn't your friend. She isn't a friend to anyone. She uses people. She might be your friend to your face, but believe me, I know her, I was a former shopper as well, and she burned a lot of bridges by what she did with her former employees and her former design team. She needs to realize that Archivers is not to blame, as the previous post says... you have to give the customers the product that they want, get new stuff in, pay your vendors,and then you will succeed. She made a comment to a very good friend of mine who also USED to shop there, that she shouldn't be AFRAID of the floral paper. This woman is a very good scrapbooker, she is not AFRAID of any kind of paper. What kind of comment is that to a good paying customer? Those are the reasons she is no longer in business. Not because of the big stores. But, hey, she has to blame someone and it certainly isn't going to be her.

Anonymous said...

Patty always said only the strong stores will survive.....

Anonymous said...

Scraps Etc is the BEST store in Cincinnati. They seem to be surviving among the "big box stores" just fine. Tell's ya something doesn't it??