Actually, I find the whole thing quite nice, in a pro-active customer sort of way.
For instance, when I was home last week, I needed to go to Wal_mart to get some batteries for my flashlight and my wireless mouse. Figured we’d pick up some film for the camera as well.
We parked, and as we were getting out of the car, this nice young employee comes up to the car with a basket. He said, “Mr. LiveOnAPlane, thank you so much for shopping at Wal-Mart! We have your batteries here, AA for the wireless mouse and Ds for your flashlight. Here’s a 10-pack of ASA 400 film for the camera and a 5-gallong gas container as well. We’ve already ran the VISA card you use with us, and here’s the ticket. If you’ll just sign it, while I load this into the trunk, you can be on your way!”
I pointed out to him that our flashlight takes C batteries and we wanted to get aSA 200 film, not 400.
He said that our MagLite, which we bought there two years ago, really does take D cells, and the 400 speed would be better for our candlelight dinner tomorrow.
And, damn, he was right on all counts!
Only thing that worries me is the home pregnancy test kit that he also had in the basket…