I finally went in and talked to the store manager

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
April 2, 2008 1:33pm CST
Some of you may remember my post about the kids from my daughter's school being banned from the nearby store because one or more of the students set fire to the store bulletin board during their morning break. Not only were the kids banned during school hours but they were not allowed to come in after school was out unless they were with a parent. My issue was that sometimes after school I would send my daughter in to get what I needed because the pain in my back and hips would be so bad that it was hard to walk. Well, yesterday I went into the store to get a few things, and I figured I'd better talk to the manager while I was there. I explained to him how I fully supported his decision to not allow the kids into the store, and then I explained my plight and asked him if it would be ok for my daughter to come in for me every once in a while. I told him that I would be in the car, so he didn't need to have any worries there. He was so nice and kind about it and he told me that since I had come in to talk to him that it would be ok for her to come in. And he even thanked me for asking him about it. So now at least that's one more thing off of my mind. Thank you all for the encouragement and support on this. Big hugs to all........Carryl
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15 responses
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Amazing what you can accomplish when you are nice and ask for whatever you need instead of being rude and demanding. Alot of ppl in this world can learn from you and other nice ppl. Glad the manager was willing to meet you in the middle on this, Kat.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm sure some of the other parents came in and told the manager off for what he did, because the look on his face when I mentioned the incident was like "oh no...not again!" I think he was pretty relieved that I was one of the nice ones, just like I was glad he was so kind about it all. Thanks hon.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
I don't blame the guy for banning the kids. After all, he lost a bulletin board over some punks. He could of lost the whole store if that fire got out of hand. I can also understand why some of the parents were upset of it but being it's a business, the manager has to protect it. The parents should be doing a better job raising their kids so they don't go around causing trouble like that.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
3 Apr 08
"Ask and you shall get it".. There is always no harm asking. You never know. It is always hard to reject a nice lady :P
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Awwww...thanks so much hon.
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Hi Carryl, I am happy that this finally got straightened out for you. I know that you've been in a lot of pain. It is very nice of your daughter to help you like this, also. I am so glad that you decided to talk to the manager personally. (((hugs)))
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Thank you hon. Yeah, my daughter is a pretty good kid. Hugs!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I can understand why he has made the decision he did about the students...and I am very glad that he was gracious enough to understand your problem too! I'm glad you went in to talk to him...you rock PPP...hugs
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm glad I did too. Thanks sweetie. Big hugs!
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@weemam (13377)
2 Apr 08
Thats brilliant pal , I thought myself at the time that this was the best way to deal with it , I am so glad that there is now one thing less for you to worry about.... Hugs xxxx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
It's definitely a step that I'm glad I took. Thank you so much hon. Hugs to you.
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@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 08
although i am not sure that i know the whole story of this matter, still i would say that i am happy to hear that. its nice to know that you have your encouragement from some support of some mylotian. you already done well too ma'am in this case
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Thank you hon. All of the support here is what helps me to deal with all of the situations in life. Great people, great friends.
• Indonesia
4 Apr 08
yes, nice to have lots of wonderful friend in here too ma'am
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
I am so glad that you went in to talk to him and that he was nice about it At least that is one load of your mind and you can still send her in so you do not have to go through the Pains when you have to go in yourself Hugs
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Yes, I'm very thankful and happy that it's all straightened out now. Hugs to you hon.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I knew it would be ok!! That's awesome Carryl! I knew it would be ok!! Most people are sympathetic to others plight especially when they ask them in person. Most are more than happy to help another in need. I'm so happy for you!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Thank God for the good and understanding people in this world! Thanks so much hon. Hugs!
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
oh yeah... i do remember that discussion and had been wondering how it goes... good on you that everything is solved now and the manager is so understanding to your situation... glad everything is working out fine for you... take care and God bless you...
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Thank you so much my friend. And God bless you as well.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Well, I didn't pass by your previous story on that but I just want to say that I am glad you talked to the manager. Sometimes people should let people know how they feel directly to better understand each other. I am sorry to hear you are having back pains. I do hope you get better soon.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 Apr 08
That's how I see it...if you don't say what you're feeling, people usually won't know. And thank you so much for the well wishes hon. I appreciate it.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Apr 08
katlady Iam so glad it all worked out for you with the store manager. pays to keep your cool and talk to the manager.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yep, it sure does. Thanks so much for your response.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
2 Apr 08
That is wonderful, Carryl. I'm sure he was very appreciative that you handled it so well. A lot of parents throw fits, and that gets them no where. I'm glad he was able to see what was right, and made an allowance. Good for you for taking a stand, and doing it in a classy way.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Thank you so much hon. I figured that I would treat him the way I wanted to be treated. I think that's the best way to approach any situation. Hugs!
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
2 Apr 08
That's great that you were able to talk to him and get things worked out. I understand how they would be upset over the bulletin board being burned, but obviously they realize that not every student was involved in doing it. Great job!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
He knew that it was only a few students that were involved, but apparently there has been problems with some of them stealing as well. So I think that's why he went ahead with the ban on all of them. I'm just glad he was so understanding with me and my daughter. Thank you for your wonderful response hon.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I remember that and was wondering if you had been able to work things out. That was so good of him to be so understanding. I bet this must be a huge relief to you! I think in situations like that people generally are more giving to the people how are polite enough to just explain their needs. I'm glad it worked out for you!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes, it really is a huge relief. I had even expressed to him that I was worried about other parents getting upset that my daughter would be allowed in, and he told me not to fret over it. He was really good about everything. Thanks so much hon.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I'm so glad this is straightened out for you! Things could have been very inconvenientfor you because of your health problemsand you don't need the added trouble of going elsewhereto get what you need! I knew that once he realized the situation, there wouldn't be a problem. I'm glad for you, hon!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Yep, you were right....I happily admit it. The other store is about 3 miles from my house and even though it's not a very long drive, I just didn't want to have to go THERE all of the time. Thanks sweetie.
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