Clothing commentary at the H-E-B

During yesterday’s evening rush, a manager was going from checkout clerk to checkout clerk, distributing Santa headgear for immediate wear. The checkers weren’t responding with any great show of enthusiasm. A customer waiting in the long line asked why the manager wasn’t wearing one. The checkers laughed. The manager replied, “Because we have to wear these stupid white shirts.” Then everybody laughed. The best H-E-B clothing ever was the Night Stocker tee shirt, red letters on black shirt, worn for a long time, as one might guess, by people on the night shift responsible for restocking the shelves.

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  1. sholdridge (unregistered) on November 14th, 2004 @ 3:59 pm

    I was also at the HEB yesterday evening. The produce department was blocked by a full orchestra, a person dressed as a giant grocery bag was walking around, two people were dressed a bread bakers singing a hot fresh bread rap song, and about 20 product sample stands were throughout the store. I was in a hurry to get a few items for dinner and “the experience” they were creating freaked me out. Do they have a new marketing director? I had the same feeling I get when I’m forced to go to the mall and I want to be left alone to get my items and leave yet I get hounded by happy salespeople trying to help me. Currently I prefer going to Whole Foods but I’m worried about the new superstore. I guess I will have to drive across town to Wheatsville for bread and milk soon.



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