Whole Foods seems to have adopted a new policy. Yesterday, I was in the store, and was buying some beets. I didn’t see the price and asked and was told the were 99 cents a pound. When I got to the check out line, the checker put in the code for beets and they came out at $1.99 a pound. I told her (more out of trying to be helpful than anything else) that the customer service lady told me 99 cents. The checker then said: Oh, if she told you that, OK”. I thought she was going to charge me 99 cents a pound, but she took them off the bill entirely. I told her that she forgot to add the beets back. She told me they were free, since it was their mistake…….
Today, I went to Whole Foods and bought flowers. The flowers were $4.49 a bunch, or $12 for three. I bought three. The checker (different person) asked me how much the flowers were (they seem to have many Mother’s Day flower specials, so I could understand her confusion). I told her $12. She rang up $36. I told her, no, they were three for $12, that that was the total price. She apologized, agreed with me, and took them off the bill. I said: are you going to add back the $12? She said she wasn’t, since she had inconvenienced me….
I am trying to process the business plan here, as I am planning to buy ten pounds of salmon tomorrow, and tell the checker that the fish department told me salmon was $1 a pound……..
Anyway, while I am praising, I should also mention uni-ball micro pens by Sanford. Why? Because last week, when I was sitting on the back patio, I left my pen on the table outside. I saw it through the window that night, when the rain started. It has rained every day for a week, sometimes hard, sometimes off and on. This afternoon, it cleared up, and I took my lunch and the New York Times outside and sat down at the table. I saw my pen and remembered that I had left it there many rains ago. I picked it up. Decided to see if it would write. And it did. Perfectly. No hesitation.