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This is where Technology Meets Marketing
I may have a heart attack before finishing this rant so bear with me. I drink a lot. I don't plan on stopping until I am a raging useless alcoholic. The only force on this planet that can stop the pain train I am on is America's immigration policy. I can't purchase a pint of ole #7 without looking at a framed picture of an Iraqi soldier and listening to the putrid sounds of phlegm circling some towel heads esophagus. I may be being paranoid but for some reason whenever they make those sounds that they call a language I always assume I am being mentioned in some fashion. The music is a different story all together. They always have Ali Bubbas greatest hits punching me in the ear whenever I enter the store. The goal is to make your customers comfortable when they shop at your store, not to remind them of terrorist activities. It would mean the world to me to walk into a store and feel comfortable that I am not funding Osama's army. I am asking for any FMD reader to please open a store. Call it whatever you want but for the love of God be an American...A taxpaying American. An American that doesn't take their clientele for granted by not caring about their shopping experience. How many times have you went into a "party" store and the camel/register jockey is on the phone spitting his filthy foreign heathen tongue and completely ignoring you? Happens to me constantly. There is an alternative that has been around for over 60 years. This man has not only owns this wonderful establishment, but he is always there eager to serve. The store is called Ernie's Market. Take the Pepsi challenge. Go to the average Liquor oasis/mirage and then go to Ernie's on the Ferndale/Oak Park border and see if you don't get as frustrated as I am.
You may ask why I didn't bring up gas stations in this rant? The reason is I didn't intend for this rant to be funny. The gas station one will be hilarious. I promise.