"When I shop at closing time I get a better deal because they want to get me out as quickly as possible." Sometimes I am lucky and they are in such a hurry that they forget to charge me. That makes it even more worthwhile."
"Really I don't know what all the fuss is about. I've spent all day at home watching TV and now I feel like I need to get out and move around a bit. What better place than a shop, and who cares what time it is, I need to buy things in order to be happy don't I? I think while I'm there I will see if the tea room is open-maybe they will serve me coffee and dessert before I start to shop."
"I find I get more emotionally charged after hours. The adrenaline starts to pump and I am ready to break open my wallet. Ooops! I forgot my wallet, oh well who cares there's alot of shopping to be done even if I can't buy it right now. I'll have them take my name and number and come back to get it at the same time tomorrow."
You might be wondering what the term "what ev" means, well for those of you who do not know it that means "whatever" for short. I find myself saying this an awful lot lately, but I guess it is better than saying a few other choice words I can think of. I bet you know where this post is going. I'm almost sure that everyone of us at one time or other has come upon the infamous "late shopper." I don't know about you, but after standing on my legs nearly 8 hours or longer, I am more than ready to get home and relax. What is it about closing time that seems so appealing for these few "special customers?" The customer that dashes to the door nearly killing themselves on the doorstep because they did not see it. Or the customer who nearly drives right through the store just to get your attention, not to mention the fact that if they would have come 7 inches closer you would be part of the back wall display. Hmmmmm....Or the customer who desperately has to use the bathroom-and if this is the case look out!!!, because 9 times out of 10 you will be staying after to clean up the mess that just got left behind. How about the customer that always seems to come at the same time every time-closing time. Do they not realize or care that we are closing the store and shopping hours are over? Or is there a special rule for for certain people that says they are only to start shopping at closing time? Is there a time change that these people are on and we are not aware of ? I can't seem to find the answers to these questions. There is one question that I can answer, and it is almost always the same answer every time. What do these customers buy? Absolutely nothing!