I had something to say about it on Facebook on Saturday. In case you don’t use Facebook, I’m going to share it here too.
I walked down to the corner of happy and healthy this afternoon (Walgreens/Covington) to pick up a few items. I had forgotten it was “Customer Appreciation Day.” Walgreens has been at their new location—1220 Madison Road—for a year now.
In the parking lot was a jump house, free hotdogs and other stuff that a grump like me wants no part of. I just wanted to pay for my stuff and get out.
Standing there at the cash register minding my own business, Wanda Adams, a corner of happy and healthy employee, walked up to me. She told me Mike Harris, the main guy, the manager, wanted to see me outside. I figured he must have seen me put that bottle of vodka in my bag. My intent was to tell him I actually did intend to pay for it, but I’m old and just forgot.
Wanda took me outside and along with employee Wilma Merrill, Mike awarded me with a Walgreens T-shirt—why I’m not really sure. It even says “at the corner of happy & healthy” on it.
Yes, I know I look a little bit emotional in the photo, but you have to understand this T-shirt is 100% PRESHRUNK cotton. Hey! You don’t see that everywhere you go.
Thank you Mike, Wanda and Wilma. You actually made my day and adding to my pleasure is none of you noticed that bottle of Vodka I walked out with that was in my bag.
The funny thing is some people on Facebook actually thought I did steal a bottle of Vodka from Walgreens. No, folks. It was a joke.
Yesterday, Sunday, They had “sale pries” on more items than usual. At least that’s what a cashier told me.
I didn’t find out until only recently that you only get “points” on your Balance Rewards card if what you’re purchasing is marked with a blue tag. Like a trained monkey, I’ve just been giving the card to the cashier thinking I was getting points on everything. Of course not and how silly of me.
The employees at Walgreens never volunteer much information. The first Tuesday of every month is Senior Discount Day. I always mark it on my calendar as most of the employees there won’t tell you about it. Yep, if you’re a senior, you need to be on your toes to get 20% off.
I know. It’s sounding like I’m complaining which I am but I’ll stop now. No, I didn’t really steal a bottle of vodka from Walgreens but I did get a free T-shirt out of going to their appreciation day.
I like most of the employees down there at the corner of happy and healthy in Covington, Kentucky. That’s what they are: Employees. Their heart is in the right place, unlike the corporation they work for.
(Photo taken by Mike Harris)
p.s. I shall return here on Wednesday.