Twice In A Day

April 22nd, 2013
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Now dat we get Da Baby, we more aware of things dat has to do with her wen we go out. Wen get establishments dat do little things to either occupy - or satisfy in some cases - da little ones, it's a plus for any parent and patrons as well. It's especially a huge benefit for da establishment cause da more time you're in da store and "concentrate" on shopping, means more profit in their pocket. It's an Econ 101 no-brainer in my book.

Yesterday as I dropped off our team hats for embroidery (no worries, NKHEA, I get your job ready dis week :grin: ), Da Wife and I decided to stop by Old Navy Ala Moana to pick up some clothes for Da Baby since it's been unreal hot recently.

Old Navy is pretty cool in dat they get one decent sized open area dat has a keiki bench picnic table with a hole cut out and a bowl full on crayons in da middle. They also provide coloring paper cause crayons are useless without 'em. It's neat to see dat they would sacrifice floor space to do it but again, it goes back to Econ 101.

Wen we first got there, there were two pleasantly plump - who am I kidding, ovahweight - daddies on each side of da table with one cheek on da seat as if they didn't know/realize dat da table wasn't for adults. :roll: Da Baby looked at them (cause she knows wat da table is about) but followed Da Wife to da girls section anyways. Ten minutes latah she asks if could color so we walk back to check da table and saw dat it was empty and still in tact.

She sat herself down and usually there's papah's all ovah da table but dis time was clean. I looked on da side wea they keep da sheets and a'ole. I walk up to a clerk nearby and ask if they had any more sheets. She walked to da table, looks at it, looks at da side and said, "sorry."

Uh, duh.

I asked if she could check and about ten feet away were a couple of "managers". They had to finish their "conversation" before acknowledging da subordinate and very quickly said they were out.

Da Baby was bummed out but it was a "bonus" to have dat anyways so too bad so sad for us. We tracked down Da Wife and then she tells me she packed up her coloring book and crayons in her diaper bag.

Ohhhhhh yeeeeeah.... Da Wife rocks!

Just so happen there was an empty table (actually was a shelf for shirts) Da Baby's height so I put da book out and away she went.

Aftah Da Wife was pau we had to walk by da table once again and wat do we see? You got.... coloring papah's all ovah.

Wassup Wit Dat!

No can believe, but can believe.

Then as we was standing in line, had these three haole wahine malahini's standing in line. Well two of them and da oddah was walking around with a pair of shoes she wasn't surah she was getting or not. No, literally, she was walking around da store wit her foot in one side wit da oddah side still strapped to it. WWD! all da way.

Anyways, she was gone for awhile still shopping and of course da line eventually moved forward. We were right next to da line separator (dunno wat da heck you call those silver poles wit da straps you pull and connect to da oddah poles to separate da lines like in Disneyland) but da stroller front end was past da beginning of da pole. Dis wahine didn't care dat there were oddah people behind us and dat da front half of da stroller was "inside" da pole but decided to go OVAH da stroller as if it was in HER way to stand next to her companions in front of us.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I'm just glad Da Baby was acting her normal pupule self and cracking me up to get my mind off of wat just happened.

Well dat and da fact dat she was still wearing da shoe which had da oddah shoe still strapped to it making look like she three feet.

Now if only she had one brain.








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17 Responses to “Twice In A Day”

  1. M:

    Howzit BL!
    First!
    Anadah WWD day....


  2. Glenn D:

    Howzit, BL. I tink we talked about lolo things malahini's do a while back in your blog. Well, dis is annodah one fo da books. I tell you, folks leave their brains (and common sense and common courtesy) at home when they leave da house. By da way, we were at Old Navy outlet stores yesterday on Sunday too shopping for some keiki clothes with our hanai daughter for our godson.


  3. lowtone123:

    Just more proof dat common sense is not common. Uddawise everyone get um, which we know das not so.


  4. B:

    agree... no moa cents nowdayz. retail, food, and the various establishments along with the customers make you shake your head. did come across excellent service at pearlridge da udda weekend at farrells and a cell phone kiosk across from farrells. actually was given outstanding sincere service at these two places. they actually made you feel good about spendin some kalas. hats off to them and hope it continues.


  5. cojef:

    Keep cool, malahinis on vacations especially outside the continent think it is okay to unwind and show what kind of people they really are like, bad, no manners in their home. In their own hometown, they mind their manners because they are afraid people in the crowd may know them. Out of town, out of their minds, anything goes, be nasty and naughty.


  6. rayboyjr:

    :cool: Good Morning Everyone!!! :cool:

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... maybe because da stroller is an inanimate object, they feel they can do that ... but it's about invading your personal space ... and to me, strollers and anything that you own is in your personal space ... personally, I wouldn't even step over another person's bag of trash ...

    ... I also hate it when a stranger crowds up behind you while standing in line ... grrrr!! ... but that's for another blog ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  7. rayboyjr:

    ... btw ... those silver poles are called stanchions ...

    ... yeah, too hahd fo rememba ... so we all know wat you mean wen you say silva poles ...


  8. Mows:

    Unreal...what old navy no moa some regulah printah papah? Next time you should complain to the manager and tell that you going write one letter to the old navy corporate office. Sounds a bit racial to me. I hate when they jsut brush you off like that wothout even checking. Just like at Farrells one time we wanted ballons for the birthday boy and the waitress said the helium was turned off. So we try again at the counter to pay and we get balloons. Or another time at Target Salt Lake when I asked the electronics guy if he could check if get the one I'm looking for in the back and he brush me off telling me that's all get on the shelf. But I checked on the scanner machine and I knew they had more in the back so I ask another associate and she gets it for me. I was ready to go to the service counter and complain about that guy (old guy with white hair) and tell them that I will write a complaint letter to the corporate Target office. WWD????


  9. wafan:

    Lolo sum peepo.

    I would guess it is the same all over. As others have said common sense is not so common.

    Sigh.


  10. NKHEA:

    Howzit BL,

    :)


  11. wafan:

    When I first read your title I thought you were bragging or Mrs. BL wanted a #2 bebe.

    TMI, I thought! Sheesh, bugga bragging or complaining?

    So, the niele side came out and I found out it was not what I had thought. Relief . . . or not.

    Still comes down to customer service or the lack thereof. Hmmmmmm, maybe a good consultation job for my retirement.

    I kapu the idea!!!


  12. kamaaina808:

    Could be that the persons you asked were just clueless, idk. But the wahine stepping OVER da stroller... ??? Unreal. No manner at ALL.


  13. dihudfan:

    eh the stroller stepper... no brain... no pain??? at least dats wut she acking like... main ting your girl wuz ok!!


  14. M:

    Guud moring BL!


  15. Da808:

    Should you expect more from these brainless people? Sop ghetto


  16. Kage:

    Good thing you neva go to Old Navy the day the sewer exploded outside.
    UR posted a picture. ewww.


  17. KAN:

    I hate it when people think rules don't apply to them.