I think you're all pretty aware that my girl likes to take pictures.
(I plead the fifth as to where that comes from).
What you don't know, is she likes to take photos of everything.
Like...her favorite (low cal) ice cream.
Or the posters hanging on her bedroom wall.
Or of the TV whenever something strikes her fancy,
like Kiss performing on Dancing with the Stars.
Or how about the Double Chocolate Cake she had at Prom.
Normally, I think this is just great. After all,
what kind of a Mom would I be if I stifled her creativity?
And, it's not such a problem when I am able to utilize Snapfish or Shutterfly
and keep up with the amount of photos needing to be developed. Mostly hers
as I keep mine on the computer.
But, well, I kinda let those photos slide a bit.
Yes! I fell behind! Stop laughing!
Still having problems with certain programs, like
the two photo finishing programs listed above,
we packed up our memory cards and headed for Walmart
I was elated to arrive and see no one was in line
waiting for those self serve photo finishing
machines. No line and NO stress of having anyone
waiting behind me was the most excitement this gal has had in quite awhile.
So I merrily set things in motion
then waited for the receipt to print out.
Let me tell you something...
once that receipt printed out and I read it,
I. Almost. Fell. OFF. My. Stool!
Why, you ask?
It was OVER 200 photos and was going to cost me
I took a deep breath and
walked paced around the store
waiting for the required 27 minutes to pass until I could pick them up.
I'll attest to feeling a
little lot less euphoric,
even slightly dizzy.
So, in exactly 27 minutes I returned to the machine and
slipped in my receipt to be scanned.
The following message came up on the screen:
"Can not retrieve, please go to the service counter."
Not one to break any rules,
I went to the service counter.
The clerks (yes, it took 3 of them) tried adding paper,
turning knobs and whatever else they do.
After another 30 minutes of waiting,
I was told "Ma'am, we're sorry but if we can get your
contact information, we will call you when they are ready
and there will be....(wait for it)....
NO CHARGE? NO CHARGE!
Now THAT is great customer service.
Walmart has no idea who I am
but I wanted to share this with all of you.
I think moments like this need to be celebrated!