The World Is Still The Same In 2020:
Friday, I stopped into The Picnic, and was told our ink cartridge was empty, and was asked how to get a new one. I provided the info, and was told they would order it and pick it up on Friday.
On Sunday, it had neither been picked up nor ordered, so I couldn't do my Sunday tasks. So I called my boss about ordering it. He said he would order it right away.
An hour later, it had not been ordered, so I stayed on the phone until he confirmed it was ordered. Forty-five minutes later, I went to pick it up.
Emotionally Dead Staples Employee: What?
Me: I'm here to pick up an online order.
Me: A.D.A.M. Adam.
EDSE: I don't have an order for you.
Me: I have the order number here.
I present her with the paper. She scrolls through her tablet.
Me: Nope, what?
EDSE: Nope ... sir?
Me: No. I mean ... do you not have the item in stock, do you not see the order number, does it not have my name on it?
EDSE: Are you sure you're at the right store?
Me: Could you answer my question?
EDSE: What question?
Me: Do you not have the item in stock? Do you not have the order number? Or do you have the order but not my name?
EDSE: We don't have that order number.
EDSE: Let me get my manager.
Manager is equally helpful.
I go back to The Picnic and call my boss who ... had just finished placing the order, not having actually done so when I was on the phone.
I wait about a half hour, and go back to the Staples. EDSE is slothily picking my order up off the shelf, after she makes eye contact.
Me: I was in here before about an online order. I didn't realize my boss had put it in so recently. But I can see you got the order so I'd like to pick it up.
EDSE: What is it?
Me: The ink cartridge you just put down. My name is Adam Stone. Here's the order number.
She looks confusedly at the order number.
Me: No. My name is Adam.
EDSE: I thought you said Danny.
EDSE: Let me see something.
She walks away.
EDSE: Sorry, This order isn't for Danny. It's for Tony or Adam.
Me: Yes. I am not Danny. I have never been Danny. My name is Adam.
EDSE: Can I see your ID?
Me: Uh. Sure.
EDSE: What did you say your order was?
Me: That ink cartridge. Right there. That's the order I'm picking up.
She rings it up.
EDSE: That will be ...
Me: No. It's already paid for. Online. I am just here to pick it up.
EDSE: Oh. Let me get a manager to void this.
Me: Can I just sign for the item first and go before you...?
EDSE walks away.
I sign the paper, grab the ink cartridge and leave,. Secure in the knowledge that if I have done something wrong, someone named Danny is sure to suffer the consequences.