Let down by local supermarket
RECENTLY I drove to my local supermarket at 7.45pm, 15 minutes before close, for a couple of items.
As I was putting them on my front seat I inadvertently left my keys on the passenger seat, the door shut and straight away I realised the door had locked,
Though not completely shut and the window was still open a few inches, it’s a VW so it was open along the side not across the top.
I was just inches away from being able to get the keys and needed something to just hook the key ring onto.
My phone was also on the seat but it would have been of no use to me to phone my husband as we don’t get mobile coverage at home.
Luckily IGA was still open and I thought they would have something, even in a bin, that I could use to reach the key ring.
I approached the staff member available and told them of my problem but without missing a beat or thinking about it she said no they had nothing that could help me.
I explained that I lived 4km away on a road with literally barely any street lights, that my phone was also in the car along with the keys and my bag. She again said “no we can’t help you, we don’t have anything”.
I asked for the manager and he said the same thing, even without looking or thinking about it. No. He too didn’t care that it was dark and I would have a long walk along secluded roads.
In desperation I asked if he had anything in the store that I could use to just hook up the keys. Again no.
I should add that not once did anyone suggest they come and look at my car which was parked by the front doors.
I ended up having to buy a set of five coat hangers, one of which, did the job in 10 seconds.
The only thing I appreciate about this encounter is that after a heartbeat of self deliberation, they said they would trust me to pay for the coat hangers once I had unlocked the door and retrieved my purse.
I have shopped local to support local stores, but I’m not feeling terribly supportive at the moment. GILLY TOWNSEND Cooloolabin