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Servanne
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Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2009 :  10:06:07 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Ditto!

Servanne
Merrily shopping my way through the Twin Cities, Western Minnesota and beyond...
MSPA Gold Certified since April 2007!
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Alan-Texas
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Arlington, TX
USA
542 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2009 :  1:33:48 PM  Visit Alan-Texas's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if...... your friends and family have created their own rotation system to keep track of whose turn it is to go with you on a dining or entertainment shop.

Alan A.
MSPA Silver Certified
Shopping the Dallas / Ft. Worth area since 2005
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Servanne
Star Contributor

Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2009 :  3:08:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if... your kids recall their summer vacation as "We got in the car, Mommy worked, we stopped at cheap motels and ate gas station food while driving."

Servanne
Merrily shopping my way through the Twin Cities, Western Minnesota and beyond...
MSPA Gold Certified since April 2007!
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AmyK
Star Contributor

Marin County, CA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2009 :  3:10:37 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Although I typically hate receiving bad service because I then have to write it up, you know you're a shopper when an "associate" does a particularly horrific job and you respond by smiling slyly and thinking "you have no idea what a big mistake you just made--gotcha!"


Amy
Gold in SF Bay Area
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EllenNC
Star Contributor

Raleigh, NC
USA
498 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2009 :  4:49:15 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
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If you meet a new person and get a deer-in-the-headlights look when it comes time to say your name because you can't remember it.... you might be a shopper.

I might have told this story before. I was doing a bank shop and supposed to use a fictional name. I chose a simple to remember name--Anne Williams. The bank rep came out and introduced herself, imagine my shock at meeting Anne Williams. My mind went totally blank, all I could do was stare at her nametag. I finally managed to stammer out my real name because I couldn't think of another thing to say. My name since is always my middle and maiden name. Makes life so much easier.

Ellen
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Nancy T.
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CO
USA
80 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2009 :  8:22:43 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if..
You instinctively time the wait for beverages, appetizers, entrees.
You remember the cashier's name, hair color, height, age and whether they greeted and thanked you.
Bad service makes "You are so lucky I'm not working," pop into your mind.
You notice gas station signs that have one green number and one red one on the diesel panel.
You check the condiment bar even if you don't need sugar for your latte.
You have fourteen of your favorite schedulers on speed dial.
You can tell those schedulers how far it is to every town in a five county radius.
Fifty of your sixty-two "Favorites" are shopping companies.
You carry two digital recorders, and have a scale, thermometer, laser printer and wireless aircard in every car you own.
Guilty!

Nancy
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LAlao
Star Contributor

LA
USA
317 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2009 :  07:07:17 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if...You stroll through a casino, interact with 8 to 20 people and never wager a single penny!
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RhondaGN
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Central San Joaquin Valley, CA
USA
241 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2009 :  2:04:11 PM  Send RhondaGN an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper . . . . or just plain frugal. . . . or a mixture of both. . . . if you save up the left over ketchup packets from the fast food restaurants and squeeze them into your big ketchup bottle at home

Rhonda

MSPA Gold Certified June 2003 shopping Central Cal from Fresno to Modesto
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Lisa97
Member

St. Louis, MO
USA
20 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2009 :  8:09:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if your three year old and five year old start using their black fisher price pickup to play Papa Johns delivery in the back yard.

Lisa
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Alan-Texas
Star Contributor

Arlington, TX
USA
542 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2009 :  06:51:47 AM  Visit Alan-Texas's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lisa97

You might be a shopper if your three year old and five year old start using their black fisher price pickup to play Papa Johns delivery in the back yard.



And you REALLY might be a shopper if the three year old and five year old take pictures of the pizza and submit them, and a report, to you.

Alan A.
MSPA Silver Certified
Shopping the Dallas / Ft. Worth area since 2005
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Jody B
Valued Contributor

Mankato, MN
USA
178 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2009 :  10:05:36 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Now that is funny!

Jody
Shopper in Southern Minnesota-the Little Twin Cities-A Lot Minnesota (Mankato) and beyond
Now Silver Certified!
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AlisaH
Member

Roswell, Georgia
USA
47 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2009 :  5:47:21 PM  Visit AlisaH's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if.... your kids ask you if their Littlest Pet Shop miniature toys can do a restaurant mystery shop in their town's restaurant and submit the report to you.

Alisa Hug
Director of Quality Assurance
Service SCouts
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Alan-Texas
Star Contributor

Arlington, TX
USA
542 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2009 :  05:09:12 AM  Visit Alan-Texas's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if....... you've perfected THE STARE, the one you use during your $100+ two-person fine dining shops that you use on your dining companion that says, "If you even THINK of saying what you are about to say with the waiter standing right here, I WILL jump across this table and exact the reimbursement out of your hide right here and now."

Alan A.
MSPA Silver Certified
Shopping the Dallas / Ft. Worth area since 2005
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Jeff68005
Star Contributor

Bellevue, NE
USA
1171 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2009 :  1:34:44 PM  Send Jeff68005 an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
You know you are a shopper when anybody says the word "bonus" and you say "YES! You'll have it this evening!!"
Or
"I'll be there within the hour!!"


You just might be a shopper when you call somebody you have not made contact with in ages and they say "Since your account is still open, you may earn a free hamburger meal!"

(I just got off the phone. That actually happened!)

Jeff Hix
Serving metro Omaha, Nebraska including Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Ralston, Plattsmouth and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
MSPA Silver Certified - MSPA Gold Certified - NARMS Proficiency Test PASSED
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LAlao
Star Contributor

LA
USA
317 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2010 :  2:06:28 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if you ask your teen what sandwich they would like you to bring home for them from a fast food chain and they ask, "Is it a *Special order* or regular?"
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Vonni
Valued Contributor

NC
USA
193 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2010 :  05:13:38 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if you can immediately tell by the attitude/behavior of the associates that it is after the cut off time or shop period for that store.

Yvonne
Silver Certified
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Jody B
Valued Contributor

Mankato, MN
USA
178 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2010 :  08:27:54 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You dream of the ideal scenario. My dream scenario is shopping at an upscale department store for a new bedding set. Getting reimbursed $200.00 plus a shop fee of $30.00!

Jody
Shopper in Southern Minnesota-the Little Twin Cities-A Lot Minnesota (Mankato) and beyond
Now Silver Certified!
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LynneB
Member

Louisville, KY
USA
47 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2010 :  5:04:18 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if your kids know the names of all the cashiers and deli people at every grocery store in a 20 mile radius and spend their Sunday's covered in PAID stickers.

Lynne
Happily shopping in Greater Louisville Area
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Bev Shopper
Contributor

CA
USA
69 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2010 :  7:29:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
This whole thread is totally funny!!!

Bev
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Jeff68005
Star Contributor

Bellevue, NE
USA
1171 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2010 :  07:18:42 AM  Send Jeff68005 an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper when the target does everything right in the order on your report form.

Jeff Hix
Serving metro Omaha, Nebraska including Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Ralston, Plattsmouth and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
MSPA Silver Certified - MSPA Gold Certified - NARMS Proficiency Test PASSED
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