Thursday, July 15, 2010

why i love Jewel-Osco

a recent incident at Jewel-Osco that would make mr. stein wish he had more of us around to just up the common sense ante

decided that all i wanted was a body wash - one does find these things handy ever so often eh? so off i go to JO to get one. it says $5.79 but with the JO loyalty card its for $3.99. rummy. unfortunately the thingamajig at the cashier's does not know the store manager is selling this for a discount. the cashier concurs what the computer insists i ought to pay for it - $5.79.

me: but its a sale item. it says on the shelf (50 feet away) that its for $3.99
salesman: well, my computer says $5.79
me: can you have someone check the shelf?
s: (punches into the help phone and then a long pause)
me: well?
s: system still says $5.79
me: (so all you did was... eh what?)
s: since i do not see the sale price here, you can take this for free
me: eh!?
s: yeah, its free
me: but am telling you its $3.99. and i am paying you $3.99 for this one! just go and check the shelf (hasn't moved, still a 50 feet away)
s: sorry, can't do that. if you want it, you have to take it for free
me: hmm... thanks then :)

my goal at JO - find sale items that their system doesn't know of :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

quirky reporting

came across this article on about another fire in Bangalore. What's more interesting here is the way Madam Vasanthi recollects the Carlton Tower fire episode - "Some of them had jumped in panic from the top floors of the commercial building and did not survive the fall." Hmmm. Wonder why they didn't make it.

Monday, February 01, 2010


so it seems someone was chasing ms. nooriya and she panicked. both case and reaction bought. and one would be compelled to believe that the prospect of a police jeep presenting itself under such cases would be, at best a welcome sight? and given the plight one would also eagerly look forward to a tete`-a-tete´ with the law? she was probably told, if you run into a cop, he will help you. but did she have to take that advice to the T!? even a sloth would, given the requisite hours to mull over the thought, agree that wouldn't be the best way to get their attention. well, it did get their attention but i would wager, in not a pleasant fashion. am sure however, whoever was chasing her, no longer was.

would like to know if mr. khan would come to help this damsel in distress. he's been there, done that and all that huh?