Don’t buy this, okay?

I was reminded of the…um…“quality” of certain things about China. B&Q was my first shopping experience since coming back from a 2 month holiday in the States. For those of you that don’t know, B&Q is an English DIY store that has things like storage boxes, wood for building. It’s very similar to a Home Depot or Lowes. However, as most things in China, the stuff they sell is basically dog crap molded into sellable items. But everyone knows that no matter how many times you wash crap it still stinks. (I’m a bit frustrated because our crap – that has been molded into cabinets – keeps falling apart.)

The out of stock display items didn’t bother me too much. Nor did the broken down storage containers bother me. The motivation for this post comes from the last part of our frustrating experience at B&Q – the cash register. We headed to the front at 8:25 – 5 minutes before closing. One of the things we wished to purchase didn’t have a price tag on it, so the cashier says, “Do you still want this? Don’t buy this, okay?” When we politely said yes, she shouted for a price check. As the price checker was walking back, she said, “Hurry up, I want to go home!”
I don’t know much, but I do know you’re not supposed to do that in front of a customer.

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