November 8, 2014

►    Customer Feedback: The following email was received from customer Joe L.:  “And for the record, my experience in the store yesterday was top notch.  Steph B. in the Parts department helped me with getting set up with the chemicals for my new pool, and she not only helped me get what I needed, but also took time to explain everything and how it all works.  You most certainly will have a faithful customer with me and my family.”

►    Advertising, specials, and promotions continue from last week: “Entertain at Home”

►    Last month, we had 31 One-of-These Awards; 11 for customer service.  Finalists were:  Anne-Marie, Corey, Patrick, and Mia.  Owner’s Choice was Corey, the Drawing winner was Joe EC.

►    Mia recently found 14 price tags from the August Clearance Sale.  Please be careful.

►    Happy birthday to Corey, on Wednesday, November 13.

►    News of the Weird from The Hippo:  Leading economic indicators: Several “professional organizers” in New York City told a New York Post reporter in May that this summer is far busier than in years past for clients who need help packing their kids’ trunks for summer camp.  One consultant, who charges $250 an hour, said it is as if moms fear that the slightest change from home life will stress out their little darlings.  Some mother’s attention to details include packing the same luxury bedding the campers sleep on at home, along with their special soap and candles and even separate plastic boxes to provide the cuties more storage space.

►    Some of the 50 Funniest Jokes Ever Told: (The internet says that; not me.)

24. A sandwich walks into a bar.  The barman says “Sorry we don’t serve food in here”.

25. The other day I sent my girlfriend a huge pile of snow.  I rang her up, and said “Did you get my drift?”

26. I cleaned the attic with the wife the other day.  Now I can’t get the cobwebs out of her hair.

27. Went to the paper shop – it had blown away.