Yesterday I was having what is a regular frustrating experience in the local CVS. I was looking for Tylenol PM. As I approached the aisle where the pain killers were, I was dismayed (but not to surprised) to find see it clogged with boxes of product waiting to be unpacked. Why are they always taking deliveries on the days I go in there? Of course it was nearly impossible to find what I was looking for because the piles were too high and too heavy for me to move and there was no way to find what I was looking for on the shelves. And I wonder, what ever happened to the old way of loading the shelves on an overnight shift?
The same thing happens at my IGA all the time too! I try to shop while dodging men in every aisle as they lean over, bend down, move around and try to load items onto the shelves. It's not their fault - they're trying to do their job. But I know in past years there was a crew that came in overnight to unload boxes and get things onto the shelves. What gives??? Is it a money issue? Do they have to pay more to workers on a night shift so they're trying to save on the bottom line? Honestly, it hurting them I think. Because rather than perusing those stocked shelves and impulse buying, or even buying things on my list that I can't access, I am leaving the store spending less than I might have. Who makes these decisions anyway?
The upside of my trip to CVS was that a fellow shopper asked me about my upcoming trip. Which at first I thought was a question aimed at the other person in the aisle with us, because how could she know I was going to be traveling? And then she said she read my blog! I was so surprised to hear that. Honestly, I write my blog for myself because its therapeutic. But hearing that someone else reads and enjoys it is a bonus. I'm glad anyone else enjoys my thoughts and meandering writings. So thank you!
Now...what CAN we do about those crowded aisles at CVS and IGA???