The new Walgreens here in Covington opens up today, October 25th, and all of us here in the downtown area are pretty damn excited about it. Oh, that’s probably a stretch. It’ll just be something new replacing something old.
I didn’t go into the old location yesterday to say goodbye, seemed silly. Besides, with the staff transferring all the stuff to the new store, there wasn’t much in there. I found that out on Wednesday.
I went in to pick up some Diet Coke. Despite the store being almost empty of merchandise, the lady in front of me in line managed to find $50 worth of junk to purchase. She also asked the cashier to get her a pack of Camels. She put everything on a credit card that didn’t go through.
“Now I know I got $300 left on that card!” she told the cashier. She then told the clerk to remove some items, then try the card again. Once again, the card was declined.
The lady said it again. “I’ve got $300 left on that card!”
You probably know what happens by now. Ten minutes later, the lady was still fucking around with her credit card having items removed. For the very last transaction, the only item she had left was that pack of Camel Cigarettes. You probably know this too. That didn’t even go through. The lady left the store empty handed and the rest of us customers who were waiting in line pissed off.
So that was my last experience at the old Walgreens in Covington—probably more than fitting. Those cashiers have to put up with a lot of crap.
We’ll now have a new Walgreens up at 12th and Madison. I’ll probably wait a few days before going in to see like it’s like. Maybe some new customers will come in but after the dust settles, I think it will be mostly the regulars who will be shopping there. That lady with the bad credit card even may be the first one in fine.
(Image from tcpalm.com)