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Thread: No more cotton!!!!! funny

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    Super Member Glenda m's Avatar
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    No more cotton!!!!! funny

    I am making a quilt for the youngest son. He was in Florida, around Maimi, and I asked him to visit a fabric store and pick out a purple that he liked. Stressed that it had to be 100% cotton and not see through. LOL This child is not afraid to go into a store like this and was off to do fabric shopping for his mom in Oklahoma. When he got to the store, the girl(very young girl) that waited on him,(he is tall and very cute) asked what she could help him with. He told her and she showed him various 'purples.' He then asked her if they were 100% cotton. He said she got a blank look on her face and said..."I don't know, I don't think they make it any more." !!!! He was kind of shocked and went out to the car and called me and we both laughted!! He found some fabric at another store and that store still had a stock of 100% cotton.
    Thought everyone could use a laugh today. I know my son and I had a good one!
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    someone needs to enlighten that girl. No telling how many customers the store lost because of her stupidity. LOL

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    I guess she doesn't come from a quilting family, huh.

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    Our young people aren't being educated in a lot of ways. This is just one sad example.
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    The proprietor of that fabric store needs to thoroughly train her employees. This is so funny!

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    Ha, ha. My hubby was in a large hardware store one year and asked where there natural sponges were. The clerk told him "they don't make those anymore". Sea sponges?? well someone should tell them.

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    To me the scariest part of this story is that that little girl will likely vote in the next election!!

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    I wonder how she thought 100% cotton was "made" in the old days? I'll bet he would have gotten the same answer if he had asked for silk!

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    I think the stupidity lies with the owner hiring someone that doesn't know fabrics or not training the employees.

    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    someone needs to enlighten that girl. No telling how many customers the store lost because of her stupidity. LOL

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    I was in Sams yesterday and asked a young man if they had cornmeal...he took me over to an isle and handed me cornstarch.....I said, no cornmeal. He said what is that? I said, You know, the stuff chips and tacos are made of...thinking that would click.....Oh yeah! I wonder why we don't have that. BTW Sam's does not carry cornmeal, powdered onion, or tonic water..all items I was looking for. The Tonic water through this kid for a loop as well.

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    Reminds me of a time in San Diego - I was sitting at Woolworth's lunch counter. They had beets on the menu. I overheard another person ask the waitress what beets were made of -- she said "turnips I guess". I nearly fell off my stool!!!!
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    wow its sad how kids arent being educated any more.

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    That poor girl needs a job in another line of work!
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    It is frightening that these people will eventually be in charge of our country! It's a shame to think that the education system has been oversimplified to accommodate teaching to the test rather than giving our kids an education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    To me the scariest part of this story is that that little girl will likely vote in the next election!!

    Jan in VA
    Jan, you are so right and remember the scariest part, they live among us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
    I was in Sams yesterday and asked a young man if they had cornmeal...he took me over to an isle and handed me cornstarch.....I said, no cornmeal. He said what is that? I said, You know, the stuff chips and tacos are made of...thinking that would click.....Oh yeah! I wonder why we don't have that. BTW Sam's does not carry cornmeal, powdered onion, or tonic water..all items I was looking for. The Tonic water through this kid for a loop as well.
    So true! When people ask how to spell my last name, I have always replied" Lofthouse, like a hayloft and a house" now days I get this blank look and "what's a hayloft". Times are a changing.

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    Perhaps stores should require an IQ test or at least 20 questions before they hire. Glad to be a senior citizen now!
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    I would say that little girl needs a trip though a cotton field!
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    Reminds me of some of those 'supposed to be' simple questions that Jay Leno asks people on the street. Sure shows a lot of lack of knowledge in different areas of Bible, history, politics and etc. Makes you wonder about the school systems and home environments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    I was sitting at Woolworth's lunch counter.
    Wow - how long ago was THIS?!!?!? rofl

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    How true and she probably didn't think to ask someone either. The youth of today, our leaders of tomorrow. Scary isn't it.
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    I have seen corn meal in the SAMS in KC. It was with the Mexican shells etc. Well at least it was in the food department. I was there yesterday and could not find a person who worked for the store. All I could find was people giving out samples and they did not know where anything but what they were sampling was located. Oh,well what do we want from a Wal Mart which Sams is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000 View Post
    Jan, you are so right and remember the scariest part, they live among us.
    And they reproduce!
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    And they reproduce!
    OMG, now that is scary
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    What a hoot!!!!!
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