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    Pool store story

    Went to the pool store yesterday to get an eyeball and calcium chloride. Lady in line next to me had her arms full of miscellaneous chemicals. She also bought some liquid chlorine. They asked if she wanted a case of four at a discount but she only bought 2. She didn't have enough money after buying all the other garbage she thought was necessary. It sure is hard to bite your tongue in that situation. Funny.
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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: Pool store story

    It's sad to see that, especially when you know that there's a better way.
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    Re: Pool store story

    Me too, and it's one of the many things that irk me about going in there. Can't stand it, and I leave mad every time. Been a long time now though.
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    Re: Pool store story

    OK, here's one...I went to exchange an item the other day (skimmer weir - purchased what previous owner had only to find out it was not the right one). I had my receipt and the card I used on that transaction. After clerk typed enough information into the register/computer to control a Space Shuttle liftoff, he says "Sorry, nothing's coming up." I said "Seriously...what's not to come up?" I bought it at this store a few days ago and I have the original receipt and card - what more do you want? This was a first for me. Well, they eventually saw things my way and off I went with the proper weir.
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