I hate the toy aisle
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Frank Reynolds

Cleveland, OH

#1 Sep 20, 2012
I know corporate puts the toy aisle right by the RX waiting area on purpose. All the overweight women slouch in the waiting room chairs while their multiple children go play in the toy aisle.

Corporate wants this because then, maybe they will bring at least one toy back to their mom and then she will buy it.

We are the ones that have to clean up after the kids. But corporate doesn't care because they sold a toy. I hate it because the store will be perfectly faced, but then big momma will come in at 9:45pm with her children that should be asleep because they have school tomorrow and trash the place.
Frank Reynolds

Cleveland, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2012
walgemp wrote:
Lol. Toy aisle always looks like a tornado hit, even mere minutes after facing. At the first store I worked at it was always so bad at the end of the night that it took two of us and we just cleared the shelves onto the floor and put it back up piece by piece.
So annoying. Sometimes when I am facing the toy aisle. I think to myself, there are probably about 7000 other stores, 7000 other employees going though the same thing I am at this moment, at this same time. Some other poor schmuck is facing the toy aisle at this very moment because some retarded kids trashed it after the employee has already faced it.

Since: Jul 12

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#4 Sep 20, 2012
I dislike it more because so many kids steal the toys.

I just tell kids they have to go stay with their parents - most of them listen.

“The Papers said I was Truant”

Since: Nov 11

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#5 Sep 20, 2012
Me: "Dude, please take that out of your mouth."

Mom looks down, sees Junior with his lips wrapped around a Punch Ball Critter: "DON'T put your mouth on that!"

This is not a rare occurrence.

Oblivious parents everywhere...

Since: Aug 11

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#6 Sep 20, 2012
We've got a boy who lives a few houses away from our store, he walks in and steals a toy, or things for his mom.
Recently he grabbed a handful of candy bars and hid them behind the toilet in the mens room so he could walk in and collect them later when no-one would be looking.

Since: Feb 12

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#7 Sep 21, 2012
Or the random mexican family that brings in their 8 kids and 5 cousins and they let them loose all over the store to distract us while mommy and daddy steal the store blind.
ynot

Johnson City, TN

#8 Sep 21, 2012
Punch Ball critters have to be the most disgusting germ laden things in the stores, what with all those little rugrats chewing on them and then leaving them for the next kid to find, lol.
The only thing worse than parents who dump their kids on the toy aisle are the one ones who stick a toy in a little kids hands to shut them up only to rip it away at the checkout. Those piercing screams of outrage that can be heard all over the store are so delightful.
retailmanager11

Crystal Springs, FL

#9 Sep 21, 2012
I once picked a punch ball critter and spit pour out of it and on my hand. I was so mad!
mflat

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2012
Its fun too when momma comes to the photo kiosk with 1500 images on her sd card and let's junior out of his stroller to crawl around everywhere.

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Sep 21, 2012
Or when the little kid is a bit older and they have a bag of m&m's or cereal or cheese balls, spills them all over the floor, and the customer just completes their order and leaves without so much as a sorry.

Or a parent couldn't get their child who was sitting on their lap at the kiosk to the bathroom so they ended up pissing all over the mother, the chair, the floor.

Or the kid with such a huge bladder that she managed to do a piss line from the photo lab all the way to the front door of the store.

Fun.
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#14 Sep 21, 2012
Had a customer in our store today with 2 kids. she was at the kiosk and one of the kids was taking the coffee cups from Cafe W and throwing them in the trash. Probably wasted at least 20 good cups. She would make him stop and then he would do it again. Needless to say I was really ticked off.
screwedwag

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Sep 21, 2012
JayJay4 wrote:
Had a customer in our store today with 2 kids. she was at the kiosk and one of the kids was taking the coffee cups from Cafe W and throwing them in the trash. Probably wasted at least 20 good cups. She would make him stop and then he would do it again. Needless to say I was really ticked off.
So why wouldnt you say something to the kid? Like please stop playing with those cups. Obviously the Mom cant control the kid, so now its left to the employee to take action.
Ohlongjohnson

Land O Lakes, FL

#16 Sep 22, 2012
We had a kid steal stickers from one them activity books and placed all the stickers on the handy cap women's stall wall, and then hide the activity book behind a bag of depends.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#17 Sep 22, 2012
We had to remove Silly string from the shelf in one of my stores. No need to explain lets just say it wasn't being stolen.

The category has advanced a ton. The front wall can use the same model to modernize like the toy aisle did we would be set.

Since: Jul 12

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#18 Sep 22, 2012
thespaz wrote:
We had to remove Silly string from the shelf in one of my stores. No need to explain lets just say it wasn't being stolen.
The category has advanced a ton. The front wall can use the same model to modernize like the toy aisle did we would be set.
In The Loop, sir!

Since: Mar 12

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#19 Sep 22, 2012
thespaz wrote:
The category has advanced a ton. The front wall can use the same model to modernize like the toy aisle did we would be set.
I agree, I was very please with how the toy aisle looked after I was done setting it. I like how there's a few new classic toys, like the kazoos. Getting rid of the pegs was a smart move. I wasn't too happy that the 'realistic' animal squishy things were still in the set. Those things are always a mess and they never look organized. I'm also waiting for the day that the Speed Wheels are packaged correctly. I keep having to staple the plastic cover to the cardboard backing (everybody else just 1506's them, what a waste).

“The Papers said I was Truant”

Since: Nov 11

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#20 Sep 23, 2012
...you have kazoos? What about harmonicas?? Even beginner ones..
Texas Otulaw

Plano, TX

#21 Sep 23, 2012
Geez, sounds like were lucky in our store. Kids do not misbehave much.Seldom is there an issue, with the kiddos..of course if they do I give them the evil eye, and they stop.The only big issue is even older kids, an adults seem to want to bounce the balls all over the store.

Since: Mar 12

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#22 Sep 23, 2012
JTruant wrote:
...you have kazoos? What about harmonicas?? Even beginner ones..
Yeah, the kazoos are only 99ยข. The harmonicas are right next to the kazoos. The only thing we're missing are the wood block train whistles.
walgemp

Puyallup, WA

#23 Sep 23, 2012
One thing I REALLY wish we'd stop selling is the googly ball or whatever they're called. We end up 1506ing more of them than we sell and they always end up all over the place. They are way overpriced anyway and get dirty so easily!

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