Dollar Stores - There Should be Laws!!!
Elementary AMC January 08, 2014
Hi everybody - believe it or not I actually went to work today and taught children!!!! Funny, it seemed like a long break but after 1 day it already feels like we never even left : )
So I am just stopping by today to vent a little and make a proposal. I, like most of you, love dollar stores....BUT there are some things I think need to change!! I know I could just make suggestions, or we could have rules, but I really think we need LAWS that can be enforced so I do not keep having the same dollar store dilemmas over and over again.
Here are my proposed laws:
#1. ALL dollar stores in the same chain MUST carry the same products. The reason, so that when I read a blog post from someone in Florida, or Kingston or Kentucky and they share what they bought at "Dollar Tree" and I run out to my Dollar Tree the product will actually be there!!! I am not saying little independent dollar stores, I am talking about the big chain dollar stores.
#2. Dollar stores must keep a class set of items in stock. The reason, so that when I go to buy frames for a craft, or one more set of notebooks or birthday treats I do not stand in the aisle for 5 minutes counting, only to be 3 short and then spend another 5 minutes looking around the item furiously hoping to find 3 more of the same item just placed haphazardly nearby. How they will be able to accomplish this, or what constitutes a class set is not my problem - I just make the laws. Perhaps their registers will ding if someone is buying a product that leaves only 22 of those items on the shelf they are asked for teacher id - if they are not teachers they have to put it back - is this unfair, yes, will it make my life easier, undoubtedly.
and the most important of all of the fake (for now) laws
#3 Dollar stores must notify teachers (email, Instagram, FB, billboards - I don't care how) when a product is going to be discontinued!!!! I am so tired of falling in love with a product or depending on a product only to find out "Uh ya, crazy lady, like we don't carry that anymore!". Here is my most recent experience.
Over the holidays I bought a class set of these:
I give one to each student to keep in their basket. They use them to wipe-off their daily math work (we do our morning math on page protectors). Okay they are kinda sweet, hearts and all and Valentine's is coming up. My kids thought they were great. BUT they are bigger than what I wanted and I only bought them because they no longer have the ones I really want, the ones I bought back in August, these ones here:
They were perfect and now, sadly, they are gone....
So, I think there should be laws, these 3 laws in particular. I am sure that teachers are the number one customer base for dollar stores - I think if we all got together we could make it happen.
Hope you all are having a great week!! And if you find any good deals at a dollar store be sure and let me know : )