I Believe in Kindness Being one in a family of seven means constant trips to the grocery store. Last Sunday my older sister, Julia, and I went to Price Chopper to pick up some lemonade for a super bowl party later that night. As we approached the checkout counter we saw that there lots other people in line before us. It seemed like everyone needed something before the big game started! We got in line and waited a bit in checkout line 5 and then moved to line 6 to see if it was any faster. I think that was my best move all day because the man in front of us in line had a large cart filled (he had really nice hair). He looked at us and then said “You guys only have one item? Here go ahead in front of me.” To which we replied “Oh no are
Twenty minutes in I decide to change my destination in the mall. I decided to go into stores specifically high end stores without shoes. I went into Armani Exchange. Inside the store, everything was very pricey with high quality. I believed that it would be a perfect place to test out how the employees and customers would react. In Armani Exchange, there were a couple of people that looked like there were in the upper class. One woman looked at me and scoffed whereas her husband was looked at me in curiosity. I felt like they were talking about me. They would casually whisper and look up and down at me while trying to give me direct eye contact. A few minutes later, an employee came up to me asked if I could leave the store. She asked me “Why I wasn’t wearing any shoes?”. But, what surprised me was that she was very kind to me. I assumed that she would be rude and snarky. But, I was wrong. She asked me if “I would like a pair of sandals in the back”. She told me that she had extra shoes. I immediately declined and explained to her that this was an experiment for an assignment. She later on laughed and told me that it was a good one. I proceeded to leave the store. I believe that this folkway worked well because it was something that wasn’t really ordinary in the public eye. I mean that because I went to a mall. Whereas, many people are aware that there are people who do not have shoes most people
Andrew Leonard's "Black Friday: Consumerism Minus Civilization" argues that the Black Friday shopping spree has begun to get out of hand in the previous years. Leonard explains that consumerism is a great thing for America, but showing Americans that it is okay to go crazy when shopping for deals is not the way to approach the buying markets. He mentions a Target advertisement and states that, "The Crazy Target Lady is not a joke. Watch her cannibalize her gingerbread man, or strategize her reverse psychology shopping techniques... she is America. She might be a lunatic, but it's a culturally approved lunacy" (Leonard 166). The author emphasizes how Americans embrace the acts of the target lady as funny and amusing, but during Black Friday shopping, some shoppers will take the night to the extreme like the advertisement does. He does remind us that there is light at the end of the tunnel, by reporting how shoppers are seeing the problems with the night of crazy shopping. I agree with Leonard that there are problems with Black Friday ads, and that consumers are realizing Black Friday shopping is taking away from Thanksgiving.
This report will be looking at the neighbourhood of Abbeyview in Fife along with the determinants of health which often occur within this area. According to Know Fife Dataset Abbeyview’s current population is 7,179, this population is broken-down in to three categories children, working age and pensionable age. Abbeyview population
On Saturday, July 18, 2015, I was dispatched to 5108 Shady Bluff Street on a report of a Disturbance with a weapon call. Upon arrival, I observed Cpl. W. Winstead speaking with a black male and black female later identified as Mr. and Mrs Al-amin, female
My friends and I went to the mall. We saw a Nike outlet where there were shoes on sale for 20% off. We went in and each of us selected two pairs of shoes. After we were tried the shoes on and was contempt with our decisions, we went to the cashier to pay for the shoes. After we paid for the shoes we left the store and got something to eat. While we were eating, I was looking at the receipt and noticed that the prices for each pair of shoes were not 20% off as advertised outside the store. In fact, they were $30 more than the original price of the shoes. We walked back to the store frustrated. When we came in we saw the cashier and I asked her "So, you like to use the (bait and switch) technique, huh?" She looked at us puzzled and asked what
As a child I was very curious and questioned everything around me. I loved being outside at any time and enjoyed the beauty of nature. I find it interesting the way the earth is and the way animals interact. Being a curious boy growing up, I always tried to find an answer or solution to the questions I would ask. One factor I questioned entering high school was, how I can improve my community and make it cleaner. As you may not know I live in the poorest city in the United States. You may think living in Brownsville is a place where trash is found in streets with light brown roads where there are broken down buildings and moldy homes. Honestly most of these assumptions were true about a few years ago, but Brownsville has grown and industrialized
On 3-28-16, at approximately 0156 hours, deputies responded to the intersection of Valley Diary Road and Second Street to investigate a report of suspicious circumstances. According to Santa Barbara Sheriff Dispatch, the reporting party stated an unknown amount of subjects were using a crowbar to destroy mailboxes.
where he attended Kingswood Regional High School. In addition, he was raised as a Catholic. Then he graduated from Marquette University, Jesuit Catholic institution, in 1996, from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, and from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2008.
On September 23, 2015, Gary Stasiuk, approached the cashier’s counter at New Moon Grocery, which is located on 295 Grammatan Avenue in Mount Vernon. Stasiuk claims that he gave the cashier a twenty-dollar bill to pay for the only item he was purchasing, a Swanson microwavable chicken dinner. The cashier, David Eu, asserted that Stasiuk gave him a ten-dollar bill, and Eu gave Stasiuk change appropriate for a ten-dollar bill payment. Stasiuk said “Where’s the rest? I gave you a twenty-dollar bill!” Eu responded, “No, sir. You gave me a ten-dollar bill.” Stasiuk became enraged and yelled, “I gave you twenty bucks! Give me the correct change!” When Eu insisted that Stasiuk had given him a ten-dollar bill, Stasiuk yelled, “Don’t f--- with me, man! I’ve had it with people trying to screw me!” Stasiuk then swung his right arm and punched Eu on the left side of Eu’s face with a closed fist. Stasiuk then immediately left the grocery store.
The customers enter the store after the pharmacy was closed for the night. While the associates could only frown at the situation and consult them with the words "I'm sorry, but there nothing we can do here for you," as a shift manager on staff I offered some hope, using the concept of empathy. The intention was to improve the customer attitude that we can think outside the box for them, and at least direct them in the right direction to gain their trust, although we lose the sale for the night. First, instructed the other associate to use our full potential in the store directory (we found nothing), second, we call other stores (they were out), lastly, I used my personal cell phone. The cell phone web-browser allowed me to find a sister store nearby within 8 miles with 24 hours pharmacy service, that had the "over-the-counter" product that they needed. In addition, although, we are speaking to the customers from the Rite Aid store, as a manager, a word of consolation was given to the customers that the firm merged with Walgreens and followed by encourage words to feel free to use the other store services and
I was recently in your one of your stores last Tuesday on the day of 5/3/2016. I had walked in to cashiers greeting me left and right and asking me if I needed any help. I told them no because I didn’t know exactly what it was I was looking for yet. As I continued to look around I saw the nicest most classy dress shirt for $84.99 which I paid $85.00 for. I checked out the shirt thoroughly before I purchased it to make sure it had no rips in it, which it didn’t.
Worse off, the majority of Black Friday retailers have adopted the routine of locking entrances until the exact minute of opening time. Mingled with insufficient staffing and crowd organization, shoppers are primed to uncontrollably charge into stores as soon as the doors open. Once one person begins running, everyone follows. The concept of social proof states, “if somebody else is in a hurry, there must be some urgency, so I should hurry, too,” (McGraw, 2015). Once everyone is running toward the same destination, the situation turns bad quickly. The majority of mob calamities are associated with “crazes,” the occurrence of everyone rushing toward the same thing, that they all
I found myself exhausted after working at construction during a scorching hot morning and the time had finally came for lunch. Once I and my coworkers arrived at the restaurant, me being somewhat a regular made my order quickly and sat down in chair next to where the ingredients were chosen. Just as I sat down I noticed a business man who was choosing what he wanted on his sandwich, and in the meantime a woman had just walked in the door of the restaurant and placed her order. She then immediately walked over and stood next to the guy choosing what he wanted just as he was asking for some extra hot sauce. The woman looked to be somewhat in a rush, considering she just pulled what some comic book geeks would call a Barry Allen. The business
Gender bias, also known as sexism, is a full of attitudes, laws, taboos, preferences, and behaviors that differentiates and discriminates against either sex. These may be a position of which male dominance and female subjugation in the modern society. It could also be a form of sexual stereotypes between men