Customer service

Monday, November 26, 2018

to the self check-out master

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 12:44 PM

What's the best part about doing your groceries late at night at the North Street grocery store (besides generally avoiding most other humans)? THE SELF-CHECKOUT MASTER. Everyone rants about the self-checkout machines eliminating jobs, but these machines have clearly allowed the guy that often works the night shift overseeing the machines to RISE TO THE PEAK OF HIS ART. Having trouble scanning something? Before you even look up and around, he's at your side MANUALLY ENTERING THE CODE FROM MEMORY. Are you trying to scan one of the 5 items in all of the store that doesn't have a bar code? Don't worry, he's already rung it through for you—once again, with the code memorized. Coupon not working? Discount not being applied? Can't find the code for an obscure type of produce? Lights flashing and the machine beeping? He materializes out of thin air, artfully scans his pass and with a flurry of activity on the keypad, takes care of it and then disappears with a wink back to his podium. WE SALUTE YOU, OH SELF-CHECKOUT MASTER.
—Late-night grocery buyer
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Monday, November 5, 2018

Stoke's back in

Posted By on Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Wanted to send a warm-and-fuzzy this week to my local skateboard shop. I was inclined to write this before, but my latest call-in decided it. Thanks for bringing back the love, good tips and buzz to the shop. And to think I was about to boycott you!
sliding and gliding into snow season all happy 'n' shit
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Burning the midnight oil

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Sending out future love to the Halifax cafe that stays open past 10pm for all us night owls. Because we need a habitat, too.
You will be appreciated
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fantastic wait staff

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 2:42 PM

I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the wait staff at this new café on Lake Banook. The customer ahead of me was obviously living with a significant mental health issue and the barista and cashier were super patient and respectful of this customer. They made sure he was well taken care of and got the food and drink he was looking for. The other customers in line behind him were also considerate of his needs, and were happy to wait the extra time that it took to serve him. It was a pleasant surprise in a hectic world! Thanks!
Halifax bike commuter
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Humanity in a jar of preserves

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 11:29 AM

This one goes out to the dearest woman who greets you with warmth like the sweetest aunt you've never had. She'll check your fragile ego with her unapologetically dry and witty humour. She's fierce and friendly—what a duo. And have you tried her food? Soul nourishing. Full of flavour. Dynamic. Straight from her grandmother's kitchen. And she'll give you a friggin' huge sample with a smile and a raised eyebrow. Recipes passed down through generations of matriarchs. And this shit is reasonably priced! She's got me scheduling my weekend around this market exchange—and putting kimchi on my morning PB on toast. Thank you, sweet lady.
Your fan
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Shout out from retail

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Many thanks to all the customers who set their cell phones aside when we wait on you. Special love for those who also make eye contact.
—Retailers everywhere
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Russell Lake grocery clerk

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM

To the young brown haired, glasses wearing typical "dorky" looking cashier, you are great at your job. You've always been very pleasant to deal with, you are upbeat and friendly. It might only be a “grocery store” job, but you’re good at it. Maybe one day you'll work in personal relations, or move up to management. Kudos to you for making my stressful weekly shopping much less stressful. —Weekly Regular

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Self checkout dude

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Shout out to the fella always working evenings at the North Street grocery store self check out desk. We're always happy when we see you're working and leave with a smile. Show this message to your boss because you deserve a raise. —Always Snackin'

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Came for the gelato

Posted By on Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM

To the cashier with perfect teeth in a popular north end café: I always regret looking like I just rolled out of bed when you’re working. If I needed to showcase how excellent customer service is done, you’d be the first person to come to mind. I’d never tell you personally because I know you are only being polite, but you’re so handsome that I can’t stop myself from behaving nervously every time you smile at me. If this finds you, I hope it brightens your day! —Messy Student

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Need more love

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM

There were too many Bitches printed last week so I thought I'd take a minute to submit some love. To the woman at the gluten-free eatery. I know it is merely your job to know my order, smile my way and send me a wink but it makes my day every damn time. You're the reason I drink so much coffee at work! —Waiting For That Wink

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Kudos to a job well done with integrity and charisma

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Great job to the long-haired dude that helped me today at a certain brewing company on Gottingen close to Citadel Hill. You were very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and a generally cool cat. You really seemed to enjoy what you were doing and are a definite ppl person. Thanks for introducing me to some new flavours! —If I lived closer to this location it'd be a great hangout

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cuisine makes courtesy

Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Working in a food truck has brought my faith in humanity back! Having worked in a big chain retail job for years, where there was no day without a multitude of rude, impatient, verbally abusive customers (which were, more often that not, completely unjustified in their anger), so it's such a refreshing change to work in a job where almost everyone is polite, chatty and grateful. I hope there's more people like these whose sense of manners are as full as our satisfied customers' bellies! —A wonderful 180
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Thank you for asking

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 4:00 AM

b[Image-1 It's rare that a customer asks me how I'm doing before I ask the same of them. You asked me that today, before I even had a chance to ask how you're day was going. Before you left the store I made a joke about Halifax having a lot of hills. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you today. The world is better with folks like you in it. —D.O.A. (Dork On Arrival)
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Friday, June 10, 2016

To the amazing woman at the LC in Miill Cove

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 7:18 AM

You have your own sense of style that makes me want to go out of my way to make all my wine and beer purchases from your store. Your friendly attitude and piercing eyes make my day!! —LC Lover
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Dear people of Halifax,

Posted on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Go see the nice, hot gas man at the rotary.....You're welcome. —My friend visited on my recommendation and said it was "worth it"
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