Monday, October 15, 2007

And this is Supposed to be Convenient?

I always get my photos printed from Wal Mart. The quality is the best that I have found. The one hour photo is also nice and is always what I do...I just can't wait to see my pictures! I haven't printed any photos since I have been in Portland and I thought that it was about time to get caught up and print some. Also, I am alone until 9:30 tonight and thought it would be nice to scrapbook while Garrett is at work. So, I went online and gathered all my photos that I wanted printed and placed the order for one hour. I prepaid and chose the store that I would pick them up at. It is a Wal Mart that is pretty trashy to say the least... there is one farther down that is nice, but I didn't want to have to drive that much further. Well, I should have stuck with the nice Wal Mart. The convenience of the one hour photo and ordering online were totally thrown out the window. Get ready because here comes some venting...
So, the computer said my prints would be ready by 5:20 PM. I didn't leave my house until 6:00 just to be safe. When I got outside it was pretty windy and rainy, I wasn't looking forward to driving 10 minutes in this weather. But, I finally made it to the store. I get out and find the photo center. I am standing in line when an international man who pretends not to speak english cuts right in front of me! I couldn't believe it! It was a very very obvious cut and it was very obvious that i was in line. Him and his wife just continued talking in a langauge different than english. This shocked me and ticked me off, but of course I didn't say anthing. Here is a grown man and his wife that did this and I am already uncomfortable here...I am the only white person for mile. Not to be rude, but I am being honest. So, anyways in addition the photo associate is clueless and is freaking out, because his coworkers are no where to be seen and he doesn't know what to do in order to help the cutter in front of me. After 10 minutes of waiting I get asked what i need help with. I say I ordered prints online for the one hour photo and need to pick them up. In response I am told that their one hour printing machine is broken and they do not have my prints, and that I need to come back tomorrow. I am informed that they will pay me back the difference of the one hour charge. So, I left the Wal Mart with no pictures in hand, just a very very angry spirit. And, I am still trying to calm down... never will I go to the trashy Wal Mart again...