"Hi. HELLO! Deli person! I need sliced lunch meat. I need a pound of mesquite smoked turkey."
"Oh. We close the deli at 8. Sorry."
Obviously NOT sorry.
There are 4 people behind the counter; they are clearly overstaffed for a closed department. All are under 20-years-old and have visible tattoos or piercings.
"It's not even 8 yet. And there are a lot of people back there."
"No. We close at 8. It's 8 now."
"IT'S ONLY JUST NOW 8! I have children at home that need lunches tomorrow. You can cut me this lunch meat."
So what if I don't have kids? It's an effective strategy.
19-year-old shrugs, looks at 16-year-old and says vapidly, "Um, It's up to you if you want to or not."
Albertson's, I hate you so much. SO MUCH.
I am tired of interacting with surly teenagers that you hire because they are cheap but then you fail to train properly. I am tired of your stupid-high prices.
I am tired of waiting in line for 20 minutes because only 3 teenagers showed up to work today. I'm tired of talking to a store manager about these problems who appears to be not care, be high and is 24-years-old.
Wal*Mart has its shortcomings. A lot of them actually. But I'm always treated nicely and I'm never price-gouged.
Does anyone else hate Albertson's? I would like to believe that everyone in America does. That way they'll go out of business more quickly.