Allen Hischke: Business woes in Craig


To the editor:

On Feb. 1, I attempted to do business with one of the downtown businesses. The sign on their door stated they would be open at 10 a.m. I got to the business a few minutes early, and was prepared to wait till 10 a.m. 
I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally at 10:10 a.m., the door was unlocked. When I asked the person behind the counter if they had a watch, I received a stare that reminded me of a 5-year-old child. When I suggested that they look at their watch, I was told, “Well you know.” Hardly the statement of a mature adult.

This same waiting for a store to open has happened to me nearly every time I try to enter a downtown Craig business. These are the same businesses that want you to give them your money and complain when you go somewhere else, but for some reason can’t even be open on time.
I understand why these businesses are falling on hard times, it is apparent to me that they just don’t get it.
In the job I have, I am expected to be at work at a certain time, it seems that some businesses in Craig think a flexible schedule works for me. Just so they know, it doesn’t.

Allen Hischke



Mark Jacobson 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm surprised that this pedantic drivel was published. That this guy took the time to get on a soap box like this says a lot about his own character. I recently had a few dealings with some downtown businesses and was very pleasantly surprised by the friendly people and good service.

Perhaps if you didn't barge in there with your self-aggrandizing attitude you might have received a rational explanation for why the store opened 10 minutes late. Instead you probably came off as caustic and degrading to the unfortunate individual that had to greet you. To be perfectly honest they probably just wanted you out the door as soon as possible, which is perfectly understandable and probably good for their business as other customers wouldn't want to put up with your presence either.


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