This economy scares the crap out of me. I miss the days of things like, oh, having equity in my house. I know. Call me crazy. I never thought getting to decide between going to Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Linens & Things would be a thing of the past. Choosing between Cold Stone and Carvel? Not anymore. All the “Available Space” signs throughout town gives me the heebie jeebies. And I don’t like it.
The ultimate slap in corporate shut downs for us, namely Greg, is the latest announcement that Circuit City is going out of business, all 567 of their stores. Kaput. Bankrupt. Doors closed. If this announcement doesn’t make Greg pull out his hair, errr, wait… If this announcement doesn’t make Greg go screaming to the first place that will outfit him for a straight jacket, I don’t know what will. Seriously. You see, my dearly beloved has, one by one, stopped shopping at the electronics stores in town because of one thing or another. First it was The Good Guys. There is a long, sordid story about a hefty Sony Wega and a warranty wrapped around that place. We walked out of there and never went back. Then Best Buy came to town, and we gave them a shot. Wow, did they screw up with us. There’s a LONG story about a potential computer purchase and what Greg has deemed as the worst possible customer service in well, the history of all customer service anywhere, anytime. Worst Buy, as Greg and others affectionately call it, is a place where his ashes would be spread if he were Superman and Lex Luther got a hold of them. Taking him there would be like leading a vampire to light, a kid to a vaccination appointment, Wonder Woman to Cheetah. You want to get back at Greg for something? Trick him into thinking you are taking him to The Outback for Alice Springs Chicken but take him there instead.
So, the last electronics shop we were allowed to shop at in town is closing its doors. Sure, we can and do the online thing. But going to an electronics store is like getting to test drive a car before the big purchase. And let’s face it, Amazon took customer service lessons from Worst Buy. I swear that place is run by one person who laughs all the way to the bank, but pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
So, the only place left to go electronics shopping is on our blacklist. Now what are we going to do to get our hands-on electronics fix? Anyone want to carpool to Sac?