Everything is upside down.
To continue the saga of yesterday’s, The Queen Against the World…
Note: Just so you know…I realize that the Swimsuit Edition as been out for several weeks. I don’t get out much. Or often. And when I finally do get out, it’s an adventure.
So, having absolutely nothing else to do yesterday, I went to the Dodge Hastings to see IF action had really been taken. It had. I did a quick walk-thru and saw the offending mags nowhere. And I dropped off Big Bosses’ glasses for a tune-up.
I felt reassured that The Truth had been spoken and the manager had lived up to his word. Yay me and him.
Next stop was to the west…many many errands to run there. So I thought that since I was there, it might be a good idea to check:
Hastings: This store’s display is even worse that the first one of 2 days ago. Swimsuit models are right up against to and next to FROZEN merchandise!!!! Freakin Frozen next to the Huge Backsides!! GIVE ME A BREAK.
I talked to the manager. I pointed to the 2 displays and asked, “What do you see here that could be wrong?” Uh, well…I rescued her with, “Giant Butts next to kid movie…” She “understood exactly how I felt cause she doesn’t like it either”??? So WHY are they next door neighbors then? She thought and offered her astute theory…”I guess the dads can look thru SI while the kids look thru Frozen stuff?” Are you kidding me!!? I asked her if every Hastings placed them up front. “Yes. It’s the company directive. It’s our best-seller.” Holy $$$$. I called the district manager. He was gone so I unloaded on the assistant. She was appalled. She was shocked. This just wouldn’t do. “I’ll have him call you.”
Nothing yet. The store manager promised to move them tho. Lord only knows where….
Target: where I found SI in the back of the store at eye level. After I located the manager,I asked him “what’s wrong with this picture”, as I point to the Gargantuan Rears. “Well, that’s where the vendor puts them.” You can’t move them? “Nope. That’s where Sports Illustrated ALWAYS goes.” Really? We can’t just rearrange some? “Nope.” Wish I would’ve snuck back in and done just that. But he’s gonna talk to someone about it. Huh. Oh and he agrees with me but wow, nobody else has complained which doesn’t make me feel better.
Dillons: I was certain they would be clean. Nope although SI was at the back/side of the store but, eye level, front row in a neon green plastic box that’s semi-transparent to kinda blur the Bountiful Derrieres. That made me feel better. Not. The green box just screamed to any curious shopper (especially kids) “Wonder WHY there’s a green box sitting in the middle of all these magazines??!”
OK, so now that my day was completely in ashes…
Sams: YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE THIS…the (seemingly) Growing Tooshies were front and center on the the mag rack, eye level.
I spent the next 5 mins. hiding them amongst various magazine wherever I could…1 at a time. All over the place. I thought about waving at the security cameras in the process. But I was on a mission and had one more store to check.
Walmart was the only store without the trash. Yay Walmart!!! Guess where I bought my Frozen movie and Rush Limbaugh book? Take that Hastings and Target. And Sam’s and Dillons.
I halfway expected to find the Humongous Heinies at Menards and Home Depot. That would’ve been the final straw…
I’m just getting started.
And I learned that SI Swimsuit has Swimsuit covers, front AND back. I also hit my favorite greenhouse/nursery and got advice on my baby oak trees. They do NOT carry SI or any magazines. Thank goodness!