We got the word yesterday. We knew it was coming, we just didn't expect it to be so soon and so all-at-once.
Our last day is actually twelve days hence; the sign is designed to instill a sense of urgency in the customer, to make him buy more, more, more.
It's working. There are entire sections of the store that have been reduce from ten or fifteen shelves down to two or three. Those sections have been cleared out and relocated, leaving acres of real estate in the store empty.
And yet, people are still surprised to learn that we don't have the dictionary they want (or any dictionary, for that matter).
1 month ago