- Dec 12, 2014
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- Larch Forest
I may be the only one, but I hate the contraction 'in Branch' or 'In Store' - phrases like 'check it out in store'. Why have you put 'it' in store? Shouldn't it be in the shop? And 'in your nearest branch' would be so much nicer from our allegedly caring banks that are always by our side - except now they aren't because they keep closing local branches or de-staffing them so there is no-one with any power to talk to.
A few weeks ago I was in a branch of John Lewis (can't afford a lot of their stuff - £70 for an amusing facsimilie of a Marmite jar?? - ) but I like the department store feel of the place and was killing time. The DAB radio I once bought from there was the most comically shite electronic device I have ever encountered.
As I was leaving I was aware of some rushing about with walkie-talkies on the shop floor and on exiting the building found a man and woman outsider who I took to be some kind of shopfloor supervisors and a store detective in conference with a PCSO or similar officer with, AFAIK, no powers of arrest.
The JL staff seemed to find the situation quite entertaining and perhaps welcomed the break from routine: a man had been observed attempting to shoplift stuff and had done a runner when challenged. According to the PCSO he must have been successful earlier in his visit as he'd found packages of John Lewis merchandise hidden around the park into which the suspect had escaped.
"I can speak to him", offered the PCSO, "but I think we'd have a job proving it was definitely him who hid the stuff."
"Just tell him we don't want to see him again in store", responded JL walkie talkie man.
"You want me to tell him he's banned from the shop?", asked PCSO, by way of clarification.
That's how everybody I know would've put it and the JL bloke's transatlantic jargon-speak grated with me.
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