Thank you for milling around at Meijer

Meijer has this stupid mop-giveaway thing going on where every time I go to the store, they have a big Free Gift Giveaway Event as though it were something special for everyone who's in the store right then. I suspect they do it every hour. Anyway, I'm warning you. Don't even walk over to where the orange light is flashing because the Exciting Free Gift is mops. Unless you like that sort of thing.

The annoying thing is that they start announcing the giveaway two minutes before they're going to do it, then do it again 30 seconds later, then again 30 seconds later, then...

"This is the last and final call before we give away and distribute this fantastic free gift. Thank you for standing - and shopping - at Meijer."

This is an exact quote, emphasis theirs. The terrible thing is, on two different occasions, I have heard the announcement given by two different people. It's not just one ineloquent person in love with synonyms - this is written down on a script somewhere.

Thank you for standing at Meijer?

srah - Monday, 14 March 2005 - 7:39 AM

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Comments (11)

gravatar tbone - March 14, 2005 - 1:25 PM -

what kind of mop?

your mom would have liked if you got her a mop.

i might have to go to meijer for the mop, i like mops.

gravatar srah - March 14, 2005 - 1:56 PM -

I don't know - we only saw them from afar. We found out they were mops and didn't want to fight the mobs for them.

gravatar Not Your MOM - March 14, 2005 - 3:20 PM -

Miling mobs for mops!? I bet they were Swiffer mops. Those are supposed to be excellent... if you like buying new mop parts for them all the time. All you are really getting free are handles that constantly need new mopping parts. What a rip-off.

gravatar alfie - March 14, 2005 - 3:37 PM -

They weren't Swiffer.

gravatar Noor - March 14, 2005 - 5:02 PM -

which Meijer? On Ann Arbor/Saline across from Target?

Not that I go to Meijer that often. I can never find what I want and they never have good fruits and veggies.

But really, it's pretty nice of them to thank you for standing at Meijer. Clearly, they're assuming that mobs of people have walked into Meijer not to purchase anything but to participate in the great Meijer mop giveaway.

gravatar srah - March 14, 2005 - 5:03 PM -

Carpenter Rd.

gravatar kira - March 14, 2005 - 9:49 PM -

I fell for the flashing orange light, and for my trouble, I received a plastic orange juicer gadget. And I have to say that that thing has come in handy on so many occasions. juice...I think I'll go have some.

gravatar Cheryl - March 15, 2005 - 11:46 AM -

You STAND at Meijer so that you can get picked up!

gravatar Cheryl - March 15, 2005 - 11:47 AM -

(It's easier to do that when they're not running away.)

gravatar srah - March 15, 2005 - 6:56 PM -

Apparently this is NOT just a weekend phenomenon, because I heard it AGAIN today.

I think I spend too much time at Meijer.

I am sad to report that they're actually thanking us for saving and shopping at Meijer. But the whole thing is even worse than I'd remembered - there are even more repeated synonyms that I didn't manage to write down. Next time, maybe I'll make an attempt to transcribe the whole thing.

I saw the person doing the announcement and she didn't have a paper in her hand. She must have it memorized because it sounds the same every time!

gravatar Cheryl - March 16, 2005 - 11:44 AM -

When you do something so often (i.e. golf ticket sales and pop orders), you say it the same everytime and if someone should interupt you or ask a different question in the beginning it throws EVERYTHING off.

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