Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I sat inside the Edible Arrangements store on Dearborn this morning, none-too-happily waiting for the office’s holiday party breakfast fruit basket, which I had requested be ready by 8:30 and was assured it would be.
“We need about 10 minutes to finish it up.” said the young woman behind the counter, before disappearing into a back area, where I could hear hushed tones and scurrying. After about 15 minutes of waiting she re-appeared, without the basket, so I said to her “You can be honest...was it not ready at all?”
“No, they were supposed to call you and let you know that it wouldn’t be ready until 9. It should only be about 10 more minutes.” she responded and then disappeared into the back again.
So much for on-line ordering and then following up with a call to the store to confirm.
As I waited I was already mentally composing my email to corporate....”Why do you even have a comment section on your on-line ordering form....if nobody reads it? This is my first time ordering with your company and it wasn’t a pleasant experience! In these economic times, I would think customer service should be first and foremost, etc., etc., etc.”
You get the picture...Sally (that’s me) was not happy!
After a total of about 25 minutes, the employee appeared with my order and said just three words:
“I’m sorry” followed by “here” and she handed me this....
Suddenly all the negativity surrounding this experience was gone and I was once again filled with the Holiday Spirit.
It’s amazing how chocolate can make a frown...
turn upside down