Waiting an Hour
Ever spent an hour waiting just to get your fabric cut?
That’s what I did last weekend when I went to my local Walmart.
I had fallen in love with some fabric that had a candy printed motif to it and thought it would be neat to make a quilt out of it.
Since the fabric ran high into the pink colors, I grabbed some fabric that would complement it. There was that was more of a dark pink and one that looks more bubble gum pink to me.
Now that I had three different fabrics on bolts, it was time to get them cut to the sizes I wanted. After all, I figure that 2 yards each would be enough to get a full size quilt done. I shouldn’t have to wait very long to get them cut because there was no one else in line.
I rang the little bell and waited. After 10 minutes I had another person standing behind me. Then an employee walked by, not stopping. Ok that was a bit rude, I thought. When we had a line of three people waiting for service, there was finally a representative that walked up and asked if we needed help. They said they’d get someone to us right away, but they couldn’t help.
That was around the time that I waited for 40 minutes.
I could hear the person announce over the intercom that someone was needed in the craft department. 5 minutes went by and nothing. 10 minutes went
by and finally, it looked like someone was going to help us.
She moved at a turtle's pace as she rounded the corner to get the cutting counter. When she got there she asked the simple question of “how can I help you”.
I kept my cool when I told her that I just wanted 2 yards of each fabric. After she cut the first one, she asked again how much fabric I wanted.
“Two yards”, I replied. “For the last one too.”
She cut the second one and asked again, “How much?”
Now I was having a hard time with this. “Two yards.” That was all I could get out of my mouth.
Granted the woman was very elderly and obviously she couldn’t stand here for a long time. But why on earth have this person in an area where she can hardly do her job?
I whispered to the gal behind me and said just about as much. She nodded her head in agreement.
I was glad to get out of there. If I need more fabric, I’ll be sure to be prepared for a long wait or just go to a different store.
Heck, it just might be less frustrating to order fabric online. There's a store that has been good to me in the past. I’m thinking they would be more likely to get my business in the future.
I don’t have any idea what pattern I will use for my fabrics, but I’m sure it will turn out pretty and cute.