I’m an outdoor enthusiast, hiking, kayaking, hunting… you name it, and I probably enjoy doing it. Naturally when I heard they were reopening “Gander Mountain” as “Gander Outdoor” I was excited! Friends mentioned that the store would be having its grand opening on a Wednesday, so I planned to be there.
I had a busy week with getting back into the swing of things at school and was honestly a little stressed out so I thought, “What better timing to go do a little retail therapy?” and I left to head to the grand opening. I was excited and already planning out the sections I was going to look since the following weekend I would be going snow tubing! I needed a good pair of snow overalls and some warm, waterproof gloves.
I walked in and it was SO nice! I was very surprised there weren’t more cars in the parking lot or more people in the store but I figured maybe Wednesday was a hard day for people working to make it to the store. I began my search for some good snow apparel and found a few perfect items including gloves, socks, and a warm hat. An employee walked up to me and asked how I was doing and then I continued on my search thinking, “Wow! The customer service is great too!”
I was just about to try on some awesome snow overalls when another employee walked up to me and asked if I worked there… I was confused and said no… and THEN came the embarrassment. Keep in mind, I have been walking the store for about 45 minutes now shopping. The employee informed me that the stores grand opening wasn’t actually until the following day and that I would have to leave….
My face turned red and hot and placed down my finds and walked out with my tail between my legs. I guess through all the excitement I didn’t realize that I was the only customer and maybe the first door I tried was locked for a reason… LOL
But I did return the following day and get everything I needed for an awesome trip snow tubing!
Long story short… I may or may not have gotten overly excited about Gander Outdoor’s grand opening and prematurely visit the store… I was then kindly but forcefully asked to leave @theEnd106 #writingassignments2160 pic.twitter.com/qfmrOVbrS9
— umwequestrianista (@umwequestriani1) January 24, 2018