As I checked out of Walmart the other day, the clerk asked me the traditional question, “Did you find everything you were looking for?”
As a matter of fact, I didn’t. I had been looking for cookies, –because it’s too hot to bake lately. I cruised through all the aisles where they stocked the groceries and the cookies were nowhere to be found. So I asked.
I think you’d never guess where they put the cookies! In the very back of the store by the paper products!
“Who came up with that idea?” I blurted. “I would never have thought to look there.”
The theory, of course, is that I would search over the whole store, making lots of impulse purchases while I searched. In reality, I looked all through the traditional grocery aisles and gave up and decided to buy those cookies when I go to the store near me where I know where they are.
However, I’m just shaking my head that they would move cookies to the very back of the store with paper products. If I don’t need to buy paper products, I don’t even go to that part of the store.
I wonder if there is anyone else like me that just gives up, or do most people ask a clerk, or do they really wander through the store snapping up items that they don’t really need and never intended to buy?