Driving home from Mass a couple of weeks ago we passed this on Rt 1 in Saugus. What a tragic, tragic place to work. Sorry. But really. True, every person in the world needs both of these things, but what a completely uninspiring store, huh? I mean, even the 4C company, when they realized all.. they. did. was. breadcrumbs. decided to add some flair to their lives by making iced tea as well (they could use the same containers). Cant they be "Batteries + Bulbs + Nachos" or "Batteries +Bulbs+hot chicks" or something?? Even "Batteries + Bulbs+ pens" might be better.
Can you imagine the poor folks who work there? What do they do for fun when there is no one in the store? What possible fun can you have with batteries? And the type of people they see! The only people who go in there are people who experienced something in their lives that has either broken or failed or died. No one goes into this store to 'browse,' right? This store is a run-out-the-clock operation for sure. No one wants to stay and chat or hang out or meander around. I imagine that everyone who walks through that sad sad door has a mission/immediate question/immediate need...gets what they need...pays....and leaves, rendering the poor Batteries+Bulbs clerk going *sigh* once again, as they slip deeper and deeper into depression.
Perhaps the worst thing in the entire world wouldnt be to 'work' at Batteries and Bulbs, but to be FIRED from Batteries and Bulbs
Do they offer gift certificates? So, so, so sad. But so necessary. This is the gift to get for someone you loathe. The most un-fun gift of all time. It is like giving tighty-whities....on crack.
And around the holidays??? Forget it. As a clerk of Batteries and Bulbs you are merely the conveyance of the 'nuisance' component of whatever trendy, stupid gift some idiot is buying. Not only do you have to search for some arcane battery requested from some iphone-princess, but also you have to hear the story/complaint about how whatever device she bought 'didnt come with batteries' or 'takes some weirdo battery' and 'I cant believe they even make things that need batteries anymore....why cant everything be wireless' and stuff.
The clerk slips deeper and deeper and deeper into sadness.....
And then there are predicted storms!! When everyone needs double As (not A's.....go study grammar) for their cute little flashlights.....
Oh man, I am depressing myself just writing this.
What a sad, sad store.....