Sunday, 18 September 2011

So I Went to Workshop Today...

To buy two pots of paint for a slotcar racing project. And the guy at the till said "Hi" and finished with "Have a nice one", rang up the paint and didn't try and sell me a White Fraud subscription, didn't try and sell me a big box and didn't jig about asking me what I was painting while using the word "kewl" a lot and giving the impression that he hadn't actually listened to a word I was saying.

I could get used to this.

I'd say at exactly which GW store I received this surprisingly pleasant and respectful customer service but I'm sure that if I did that somebody would lose his job over it. :(

11 comments:

  1. They'll find him anyway. You know what they're like.

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  2. Maybe you just look too old?

    I've enjoyed responding to the red shirts' questions by talking about using Army Painter undercoats (I tend to undercoat in brown), my thoughts on buying a Mantic army (the Abyssal Dwarfs look very good), picking up classic Citadel minis off eBay (I now have workable units of both [slotta] varieties of Bugman's Rangers), playing games using older edition rulesets (from WFRP1e to a Rogue Trader/40K2e hybrid that might be next on the agenda), etc.

    Stops the hard sell.

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  3. Does this mean I can now start using "son" as a term of address when talking to policemen?

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  4. Bargle, do they get a nosebleed as they try and fail to compute your spoken heresies?

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  5. @Coop - well, if they're going to hit you in the face, you may as well patronise them as they do it.

    @Kelvin - A while back I actually had a recent eBay purchase in my bag - an old Dwarf two-man flame cannon. Well, the red shirt asked me what I collected, etc., so I took it out to illustrate my answer. It was like Kryptonite - he backed away!

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  6. Unfortunately, I'm quite sure you're right. He probably would lose his job over it.

    And yes, DrBargle, that's what I do too: "Well I'm painting a bunch of 15mm miniatures as orcs for my 15mm WH40k games, because, you know, Citadel is just so expensive these days. I can buy a whole 15mm Wh40k or Warhammer army for about 50 quid. Can't wait till mantic start releasing Space Marines! Think of the money I would save. Those undead manties really are awesome miniatures and well worth the value arn't they?"

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  7. I just go in and start talking about Specialist Games or WFRP (the proper one). They either look at me like I've crawled out of a piece of cheese, or they sigh, shake their heads, and explain that they're not allowed to support those in stores any more and isn't it a shame? I come into my local 'un to buy some plastic models to make a cheap Blood Bowl team or Mordheim warband now and then, and that seems to keep us on relatively good terms.

    By the way, I like the new banner, Coop.

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  8. Did you not want any paint or glue with that?

    I only buy the washes in there now. Bought two recently so I don't have to go back anytime soon.

    My tactics are to also go in with my phone out and look like I'm buying them for a 'friend'.

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  9. Imagines Phil speaking into his phone while perusing the paint display "No.. I can't see any Squats. Perhaps they've discontinued them?"...

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  10. "I'm looking for something called 'Thrudd the Barbarian'? You have? That's wonderful! My name? Thrudd..."

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  11. I found that going into my local GW crossdressed throws the staff off their stride quite a bit.

    Then I rub salt in the wound by actually asking them about something, so they're forced to interact with me :)

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