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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pet Peeve - The Disembodied Greeting

I don't think I have many pet peeves, but time will tell. I am going to share one particular pet peeve. I just hate it when I enter a store and a disembodied voice says "Hello". Sometimes the voice says "Welcome to ____". Many stores are doing this, I can only assume it's in the name of improving customer relations. Frankly, its a annoying, especially since most times, the person is looking down or has walked away and other times it's just mumbled and you can't tell if you were just insulted or not. There is no eye contact and its certainly not personal. I'd prefer to be able to be greeted in the aisles by someone that says. "Hi, finding everything ok?" or how's this, when I go to the cashier, he/she says "Hi, how are you today?" and " Have a great day, come again."  I know all those might be considered tacky, but not as tacky as hearing a voice saying "Hello" and then there not being anyone there. That's just plain creepy.

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