What a Difference a Year Makes...Or Not?!?
I have always shopped at the Shell station. After I found out that the Chevron station owner in Lumberton refused to support the LHS cheerleaders, I decided I would not support a business that does not support this community. After my exchange with the rude Shell employees, I realized that my money was not wanted in Lumberton. I made a concerted effort to buy gas in Lumberton because I wanted to; despite higher gas prices. I shop at Sam's and gas is always cheaper there. Now let me go on record and say that all employess at the Shell station in Lumberton are not rude. I didn't interact with all employees, my interaction was with Tommie, Leslie and Briana. It is my hope that someone in management take the steps to improve this store. It is unacceptable for a manager to condone rude treatment of a paying customer. There was no apology, there was no effort to make it right; Tommie Mosley was just as rude, maybe even ruder, than her employees. What a great example she's setting. Sarcasm fully intended. In her defense, the same disregard shown towards customers is the same disregard shown towards the citizens at city hall. Unfortunately, I don't shop where I'm not respected. What happened to customer service? Why are employees allowed to roam blogs and social media sites wnile on the clock?
It's my hope that they learn from this situation. It's their choice to be rude to paying customers while circling their wagon to protect a stealing customer but it's also MY choice to spend my money elsewhere. I wasn't planning on discussing Shell or Jay McGraw today but when I logged onto Facebook I was shown a memory from one year ago. Well low and behold, it was about the incident where the deputy clerk, Melissa Willoughby-Nightengale, cussed (I intended to say cussed) out Jay McGraw. To this day, we don't know the full story but it ended with Melissa getting fired and Jay storming out the board room demanding the arrest of the deputy clerk because she allegedly threatened him. How ironic! A year ago, Jay McGraw wanted someone to lose their job (which she did) and get arrested for their actions. Hello pot! Meet kettle. Now if he was all about doing the right thing, he would resign. Let's face it, McGraw has avoided the humiliation of getting arrested and based on my conversation with Shell management, it's not likely he's going to get arrested. When Jay confessed to stealing the Zippo lighter, he said the experience was humblimg and embarrassing but there was never an apology. This should be my final post on this matter. Another interesting aspect is the fact that Jay McGraw is suppose to testify against me about my character. Another one of life's ironies. This should be my last post on this matter. I'm sure I'll be the only one filing an ethics complaint and by the next board meeting, all will be forgotten. I pray for Jay and it's my sincere hope that he's treated more fairly than he's treated others. There's are people still suffering because of his vote but he's allowed to walk away from his crime for the low price of $55. I guess being a law breaking elected official has its privileges. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget the Lumberton Panthers have a home game tonight.