I wish I could say I was happy with the parking lot of that grocery store I blogged about last month. If you missed those posts, you can view the photos of the garbage I had to wade through just to get to the front door Here. The photos taken after the cleanup are Here.
That was last month.
Today I headed over there to pick up a few items and just like before, garbage was blowing everywhere, shopping carts full of paper and used coffee cups, plastic bottles rolling around and a newly emptied garbage can at the entrance with crap not only blowing around it but stuck under it.
It REALLY pissed me off.
The manager had promised me that his staff would be taking more responsibility in the cleaning and tidying up of the grounds and here it was looking like a damn garbage dump AGAIN!
Well, you can't argue with perfect timing. As I was standing there fuming at the mess, a middle-aged man came out of the store wearing a grey business suit and tie and sporting a name tag for the grocery store.
Well you know I just had to stop him!
I asked him if he was the manager hoping he was but couldn't believe my luck when he told me "No, I'm from Head Office, Is there something I can help you with today?"
"As a matter of fact there is. I am so disappointed in the state of this entrance and the parking lot, the garbage that is blowing around in YOUR yard, the rubbish in the carts that I am expected to put the food I feed my family in blah, blah, blah" oh and I just had to mention that their competition only a few blocks up the street keep their grounds as neat as a golf course. I asked him if he would please take a look himself before leaving.
He thanked me for my concern and headed out to his car.
Well, I was still in the first set of doors strapping my daughter into one of the only "rubbish free" shopping carts left when I see him come barreling back in through the doors.
I stopped him and said "I hope you are going to do something about the garbage. I've called the manager about it twice"
Looking none too pleased, he said, "I'm on my way back up to his office right now to address it!"
Fingers crossed this is the guy who can bring down the hammer!!!
I'll let you know because if he's not, I'm going back with my camera and their head office is getting photos!