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Woolies confused about Canberra?

By Gungahlin Al 27 February 2008 45

Big colour ad in today’s Canberra Times is headlined “Grab a $5000 grant for kids in The Shire of Canberra”

Seems their ad agency is not aware that ACT is the one place in Australia where there are only two levels of government instead of three. I see the agency’s code in the corner has “NSW” in it. Sorry guys – one size does NOT fit all…

 Or perhaps someone’s been building a Hobbitown replica somewhere nearby for the tourists?

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CanberraResident 4:55 pm 01 Mar 08

John Tuttle, are you sure your name isn’t John Turtle? I’ve already explained that a number of greetings could have sufficed. A simple “hi”, even a smile. Stop going on about “how has your day been”. It’s usual practice for checkout operators to greet their customers.

Even a “spinappenin’?” would have done me!

But yes, very funny comment re shire Mr Turtle.

I-filed 4:24 pm 01 Mar 08

Looks like the posts on RiotAct complaining about rotten chicken smells in the aisles at Woollies worked.
Dickson Woollies was the usual shemozzle this morning though – express queue back to the fruit, rotten chicken smell at the chicken … broken eggs everywhere … near-empty egg shelves … unrotated stock in the dairy fridge … and old veges.

John Tuttle 7:43 am 01 Mar 08

Maybe the problem here is that nobody asked CanberraResident how their day had been, because they didn’t think you were a local. You need to change your name to CanberraShireResident, then the Woolies staff will be all nice and chatty.

Ari 8:27 pm 29 Feb 08

… yep, the good old days were so much better … apart from the sexually abusive Marist brothers, of course … but at least there were aqueducts.

MelonHead 6:42 pm 29 Feb 08

On retailing in general, I lament the loss of ANY personal touch. Our parents and grandparents knew the baker, the grocer, the butcher, the mechanic, even the local plod. The modern era that we are so fortunate to live in has threads like this to describe the retail experience. Faceless checkout operators. Who I am sure are generally quite good folk leading fulfilling and meaningful lives. But we may never see them again, even visiting checkout 7 three times a week for the rest of our lives.

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