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    Senior Member skowron5's Avatar
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    Do I have a problem

    I went to the Joann's store that is closest to me. 45 miles. I went in and all the clerks knew who I was. Do I have a fabric buying problem?

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    It nice they know you! The people in our stores hardly ever remember their customers.

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    no you dont you just have a friendly ersonality.....

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    It could be a symptom... Can you identify which fabric came in in the last week?? If so you may have a problem. Do the clerks also know how much to cut before you tell them? You may have a problem.. Do they know to have a stock boy ready to assist you to your car because you can't push the heavy overloaded cart... You may have a problem. Doyou look at the books and find it hard to find one you don't already own.... You may have a problem.
    But the biggest question can you still close the door to your sewing room?

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    I do appreciate that. One day I was in there and I bought some Sulky thread the lady at the checkout said you know this is for machine embroidery. I said yes and pulled out what I had brought to match up the color. The lady behind me got mad. I think it was nice that she wanted to make sure I had the right thread and I didn't take very long.

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    That's funny so true about the books. I even have 2 of a couple that I forgot I already had.

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    Problem, no!!!!!

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    I went to my LQS so much that the owner is now one of my best friends

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    No problem that a 12 step program can't solve lol. My name is Teresa, and I'm a fabriholic. They know me at my stores too.
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    We COULD have another problem that is much more destructive. LOL
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    Lori S.- I LOVE your post!

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    I agree with QandE2010. Many more problems with far worse concequences. You go showron5!!!! Teresa

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    I find myself helping other customers find things at JoAnn's because I know the store so well. Scary, huh?
    Kathleen

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    I also help people find things at all the local fabric stores, but have have bought 2yds in the last month. I look a lot. But all the people at the grill and all the range workers at the golf club call my husband by his name.
    Last edited by Krisb; 03-28-2012 at 07:31 PM.
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    No, you are just going to a shop that appreciates your business. Lucky you.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    LOL...Good one...but don't worry about it until they begin to ask about your family members by name, or other personal information...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QandE2010 View Post
    We COULD have another problem that is much more destructive. LOL
    Amen and amen!

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    I don't think you have a problem, I think you are a very nice person who they like and enjoy helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    It could be a symptom... Can you identify which fabric came in in the last week?? If so you may have a problem. Do the clerks also know how much to cut before you tell them? You may have a problem.. Do they know to have a stock boy ready to assist you to your car because you can't push the heavy overloaded cart... You may have a problem. Doyou look at the books and find it hard to find one you don't already own.... You may have a problem.
    But the biggest question can you still close the door to your sewing room?
    Ha Ha. Enjoyed this. Thanks!

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    The ladies at my local Hancock's Fabric get a smile on their face when they see me. haha I recently told them about a scrap quilt I was working on. They all said, "bring it in so we can see it!". Made me feel good and gave me confidence. I had already shown them the quilt I had made for my brother at Christmas.

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    NO you do not have a problem. Joann's is your "Cheers" where everyone knows your name like everyone knew Norm's name. I have a Walmart close to my home and the people in the garden section know me, my daughter and my boyfriend by name. So I know what you mean.

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    I purchase very little fabric, because I live on a fixed income. I do like to look a lot, so all of the employees at Hancock's and JoAnns and the LQS know me. It is only a problem if you can't afford to purchase what you take home with you.
    Sadiemae

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    No problem. You are good at what you do. You have contacts. It's OK. As long as you can still close the doors on the fabric rooms....I thought that was pretty good. We've all got the same love in life. It's what keeps us sane.

    BA

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    "And everybody knows your name...." Cheers to you!

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    I think it would be a problem if they knew your dh too.



    (Our JoAnn's is close to where my dh works and he has had to go in many times for a zipper, or thread, batting, or this or that. Poor fellow! He says, "Part of the job when you are married to a quilter." )
    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~Scott Adams

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