A Great Day Out without a Sweet Ending

Yesterday I took a trip out and visited some friends in town. I don’t head into the city as much as I should so we all decided to pop along to the shops and see if we could find some bargains. The day started off well despite the rain and we all enjoyed checking out the new fashions and trying to hunt down some amazing deals, we’re all bargain hunters you see.

A Wonderful Day Shopping with the Girls

After a few hours we went and had a bite to eat down by the river. The sun was shining by then and we were able to sit outside and watch the swans swimming on the swollen river. It really was wonderful to be out. All the bad weather we have had lately has left me feeling a bit cabin crazy.  Hopefully the heavy rains are over and this summer will be a great one for more days like today. We shall have to wait and see; you never know what the British weather is going to do.

After our food we headed back in to town to go back to the car and head home.  I said my goodbyes to my friends and thanked them for a wonderful day.  Heading back to the car I fancied buying some sweets. I have to admit the thought of a bag of strawberry bon bons was quite appealing.  I had heard of an old fashioned sweetshop on the outskirts of the high street and headed down the road to go and buy one final treat, the perfect end to the perfect day.

Awkward Entrance Put a Spanner in the Works

The road off the high-street is not the best, it’s covered in cobbles so it makes for a bumpy ride but I managed it. However, when I reached the shop I was faced with a few steps heading in. This is normally not too much of a problem, but the doorway was also very small so I couldn’t get in even if I had brought along a friend who was happy to push me up the steps.  Once I have the urge for bon bons it doesn’t go away easily so I had a look round to see if there was an alternative entrance, but there wasn’t unfortunately.

What I did find when I got back to the door was a sign which said ‘If you are unable to get in please shout out for assistance’.  Not the best sign in the world and not an ideal way of getting some sweets but I thought what the hell so I shouted out. People began looking at me in a rather peculiar way as I sat outside the shop shouting ‘hello!’ and ‘Can I get some service please’.  I could feel myself blushing but I laughed it off. I think I terrified one young man that jumped as he heard me shout when he passed.

With a Simple Ramp or Bell They Could Have Gained a New Customer

No one heard me as they were not at the counter so I left feeling less amused and more disappointed. Not only had I slightly embarrassed myself I also left without my paper bag of bon bons, and I had also seen some rather delicious chocolate eclairs which I was now craving too.  I gradually started to get a bit angry but as I reached my car I decided it was the shops problem and not mine. They had missed out on my money which I am sure they would have greatly appreciated. They have also lost a potential returning customer as there is no way I am going to sit outside and shout to get attention again; their loss, not mine.

Don’t miss out on customers; a simple DDA survey is all it takes to highlight problem areas.

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