Have you ever walked into a retail store and realized how messy it is? You think to yourself, “Wow! Where are the people who work here? There’s shirts hanging off of hangers, there’s shoes where the toys go, and why are there walnuts next to the towels? Don’t these people know how to clean their store?”
Well, lucky for you, I have the answer for your worries! It’s your fault! Maybe not you in particular, but you in general. The customer is what I mean. If the customers were, I don’t know, maybe a little bit neater, or even more polite, when they shopped, then the store would look nice.
So next time your walking down an aisle and you elbow accidently hits a hanger, the shirt falls onto the floor, and you look around to see if anyone saw you do it, please don’t walk away. Pick it up, put the shirt back on the hanger, and hang it back where its rightful place is.
Because if you don’t, the next person won’t either, and then you’ll be wondering why there are walnuts next to the towels.
2010 (c) Jennifer Gioia