At the risk of repeating myself (Hell, after writing this blog since 2008, I’m going to repeat myself. That’s a given), I have a suggestion for the Walgreens on Madison Avenue in Covington or any other Walgreens for that matter.
You know that receipt that the cash register spits out automatically? Don’t let it spit out that way anymore. Ask the customer if they want the receipt. If the answer is yes, proceed as normal. If the answer is no, don’t print out the receipt.
I’m guessing that at least 50% of the customers don’t want the receipt. How many times have you got home and thrown it away? Yep, I’ guessing at least 50% of the time.
Mr. Walgreens (I wonder if there really is one), think of the trees and the money you’ll be saving. With those savings, maybe you could give books of matches away like other stores do instead of charging five cents. Books of matches are actually used and not tossed out like those receipts — plus it will show goodwill towards your customers instead of making you look cheap.
I could request you give lighters away from that paper savings, but that would, of course, be stupid.
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