The Jo-Ann's right by my house is obviously NOT at all interested in earning my loyalty as a customer.
Twice now I've gone over there with a specific object in mind and both times they've been sold out.
The first item was a row counter. One of those spiffy clicky ones instead of the ones you have to twist. Well the spot was empty so I found an employee to see if maybe they had some in the back. It went something like this:
Me: Excuse me, but do you have any more of the row counters?
Employee: *looks at empty peg in the aisle* Doesn't look like it...
M: Well... can you check please?
E: *scans the price tag with some weird little gun thing* Well the computer says we have 9 in stock. They're probably still in back waiting to be put on the shelf...
M: ......... Can you go get me one?
E: No, I'm really busy right now. *walks away*
The scariest part... he was the manager.
So today I went in to get a punch needle. Of course the spot was empty so I got an employee to double check.
Employee: Yeah, we're out of stock.
Me: Are there some on order?
E: *checks the computer thing* Well the last time we got some in was in July.
M: And that's truely fascinating. But when will you get some in?
E: Well see, we don't exactly order. We wait for our computer to run a zero count check and then it orders for us once a month.
M: I see, so what you're telling me is to go to Michael's. Thanks.
What kind of an ass backwards store doesn't order when they see an empty slot? I'm so disgusted with the whole store. Close or not, I'm done with them.