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The “Girls” Get New Clothes

Published April 24, 2016 by lynn k scott

I stopped into Lane Bryant yesterday. This has only been my second visit ever to a Lane Bryant store; first time in Roseville. I was able to look around for a few minutes before an employee, Madison, approached me and asked if I was finding everything all right. I asked if they had someone who could do a bra fitting. She was able to help.

Ladies…if you’re not getting fitted when buying a bra, odds are, you’re buying the wrong size.

Madison was able to do the measurement, asked what I was looking for, what I currently didn’t like about my current bras, etc. She gave me some suggestions and I was able to try some one. She made sure to come back and check on me. Then she helped me find another bra to go with the one I liked best.

At checkout, Madison asked if I had a Lane Bryant card. I didn’t; my credit isn’t great. She said they are a second chance company and if I was approved, I’d save $20 on my purchase. Ok, for $20 and a soft inquiry on my credit report…why not? Sure enough…I saved $20!!!  You have no idea how much saving money, especially on necessary items, makes me giddy with joy.

I also prefer Lane Bryant over another women’s store with “angelic” models, because unlike Lane Bryant, the other store refuses to carry any size over a 38 in their store; essentially saying they only want a specific body style shopping there.  Once, the other store’s employee actually told me I could order online or go to Lane Bryant.  Ya know, that’s exactly what I did!  I admit, having had five kids, being more than gifted in the “girls” department, I don’t look like a supermodel. I will, say I think I look pretty damn good for a mother of five, but I live in reality and I’m not every going have a size six again.

The store is clean, the merchandise is reasonable and well made. The customer service is OUTSTANDING!!! With so many businesses acting as if the customer is there for them and not the other way around, it was very refreshing.  They’ve definitely earned my future business, a positive Yelp review and a not-to-shabby blog post.

Dearly Beloved…

Published April 21, 2016 by lynn k scott

The opening line to one of my favorite songs….

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called life.”  While some might not realize it, those words were from a song, performed by an 80s icon, who sadly, passed away today: April 21, 2016.

Prince Rogers Nelson, known to most by Prince, was an amazing, multi-talented musician. If you grew up in the 1980s, you were part of the generation who belted out “Let’s Go Crazy” or might have been shocked to find out the meaning behind “Little Red Corvette”. The turn of the century revamped “1999” and we all partied that year!

Who can forget the movie, “Purple Rain”, which we were able to watch Prince in the big screen.  After all, he was infamous for his lack of interviews or keeping his videos off the internet.  Having a movie that he starred in was fan-heaven.  I was never fond of motorcycles, but a purple motorcycle definitely piqued my interest!

Then there was a point, when Prince and his record label didn’t see eye to eye.  He legally changed his name to a symbol and became, “the artist, formerly known as Prince”.  He did eventually change his name back.  symbol

I admit, I shed a tear or two today.  Normally, celebrity deaths don’t affect me too badly, but this one did.  I felt a part of my childhood die.  It seems as if it’s slipping away.

Some of my favorite Prince songs were:

  • Let’s Go Crazy
  • 1999
  • Thieves in the Temple
  • Raspberry Beret
  • Thieves in the Temple

Let’s go crazy, when the dove’s fly, in the purple rain!

R.I.P. Prince

Purple Rain

Walgreen’s Policy

Published April 15, 2016 by lynn k scott

Walgreen’s is a local drug store.  Personally, I’ve been to better, but that’s for another time.  Recently, I had my doctor send a prescription to the Walgreen’s pharmacy, which is less than a mile from my house.  I can honestly say, I won’t be making that mistake again.

I gave in and went to my doctor last week.  If you follow my blog, you know how I am not a fan of visiting those in the medical community.  However, the pain in my stomach, the vomiting, the wanting to die persuaded me to make an appointment.

It’s not bad enough I deal with Celiac’s Disease on a daily basis.  I had an idea what was wrong with me, upon entering the doctor’s office for this new issue that had been plaguing my stomach.  Sure enough, the doctor confirmed it….an ulcer.

He started me on some medicine to let my stomach heal.  My doctor’s office is about 30 minutes from my home; close to work though.  You would think my prescription would be ready by the time I reached the pharmacy.  Silly you…of course it wasn’t!

Naturally, why fill a prescription when you can wait for the patient to come in and ask for it and then begin filling it.  Who cares about wasting other people’s time, right?

The prescription finally comes up and again, silly me, I look to the board that say it’s ready.  My phone is ringing…who could it be?  Why, Walgreens, of course!  Their automated system was telling me my medicine is now ready.  Funny, the waiting room board was still blank.  Obviously, a good investment for the store.

When I arrived, there wasn’t a line.  Naturally, when I need to pay for my medicine, there is.  I try the kiosk to pick up my medicine.  That would be too easy.  It let me get all the way to where I pay for it and stopped me.  I had to speak to someone.  Damn!  Now, back in line I go.

After waiting another 15 minutes, the tech couldn’t find my prescription.  It was sitting within an arms reach of her register (but out of my vision).  I pay for it, I sign for it, it’s now mine.  Uh uh uh!  New policy.  I must be offered a consultation.  Really?  I thought I was in charge of whether or not I spoke to the pharmacist.

The tech takes off to go get the pharmacist.  I am very vocal at this point that I do not need or want a consultation.  I take my bag from the pharmacist and leave.

After speaking with the store manager, a lowly tech, isn’t qualified to hear the words, “I don’t want a consult”.  The one and only pharmacist, who now is constantly interrupted to make sure this consult option is offered, must stop filling prescriptions to deal with customers.

I let the manager know, there’s one slight problem with their corporate policy; it violates my rights to my medication.  Before you go defending this slower than molasses pharmacy, hear me out.

If their policy is to make sure everyone receives or waives their consult, it needs to be done PRIOR to the customer signing and paying for their medication.  Their “in-house” policy does not trump my right to my medication, that is now mine once it’s been paid and signed for.  They failed to realize this and I made it very clear they have lost my business.  I’m sorry, in this case, the customer was right.  They wasted enough of my time and I wasn’t standing quietly by while they imposed their policy on me, which was declined several times.

CVS is a much better pharmacy and drug store.  Walgreens may be good, in some city, but the two locations, in two cities that I have lived, they are the most inefficient locations of the company.  Just know your rights and make sure you pay after declining.

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