Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bunnings 'this is what death feels like'

So we went to Bunnings again, and I nearly lost my shit. Everything takes so long, the place is a huge, unorganised space, full of people who are like moles (funny, blind, pointless little creatures that mill about bumping into one another). The bottom lip began to quiver in the 'timber and decking section'. There was sympathy from the second party, however I have vowed never to ever the giant green warehouse again. Until I need bolts. I did find one thing in the 'time void' that we spent there, these bamboo chux wipes. So one polar bear saved (due to my charming eco choice of cleaning product) and one blood vessel in my temple popped, all is good in the world.

Waiting for service at Bunnings from here ...


Can you feed these to panda bears once your done cleaning?

The Bunnings service process cycle chart



10 comments:

Kimmie said...

lol

I too have vowed never to enter a Bunning store. I almost fainted from the humidity and standing in a going nowhere checkout line as the cashier endlessly chatted away to a customer about any ole crap that entered her mind a few weeks back. Never again!

Raine and Sage said...

This made me laugh. I had a very similiar experience today, and left cursing myself that I went there after only 2 days into a new yr! I love the little moles description, so apt!!

Felicity said...

I love the skeleton pic! : )

littlechrissy said...

I had a similar experience in frickin' Spotlight the other day. I hate that place... it sucks the very marrow from my soul. All I wanted was a belt buckle. Do you know they don't have all their belt buckles in one place? No, that would be really logical. Instead they are spread out across the store and one must trek aimlessly in the hope one will stumble across the rack that carries the one you are after. And don't get me started on the lines at the cash registers.

red bamboo said...

Thankyou...thankyou...thanyou!
Finally I know that I'm not the only one!!!

rabbit and the duck said...

Yup, I had the same experience at Bunnings on the weekend - it went like this: Me: 'Do you sell oil to put on my chopping board?' Staff Member: 'Um, maybe, I don't think so, oh we might, hey, perhaps go and ask someone in the paint department. Or actually, I think you need to go to a kitchen shop. What's it called? The General Trader?' I gave up and went to buy some plants instead. At least the Bunnings near me has self serve checkouts so I get out quicker!

rabbit and the duck said...

Ok, so I know I already commented but I just returned from Bunnings (sucker for punishment) and had to share. The mission - some electrical wire my boyfriend asked me to get. After asking 4 different staff members and being sent to 4 departments at opposite corners of the store, it was finally a customer who pointed out where it was. And it was in a department I had already been to where the person I had asked said they didn't sell it. Grrr!

SimoneV said...

Ha ha love it!!!
This is funny. I used to work at Bunnings. The place is run like a communist society. It's terrible. And you can be the only "red shirt" person in about 8 aisles sometimes, it is impossible to work well there! And they cut budget at christmas time to savve money . . . . I could go on forever ,oh shit no you got me started, lol!!

I like your blog. you design these pretty little things yourself? Great form of recycling and they are very effective!!

Shame I live in Townsville :(

The floods haven't affected you there? We get "floods" up here every wet season, but after seeing what is happening down there, I will never, ever complain about a flood, ever, ever agian!

:) Cheers

Anonymous said...

so all your opinions are valid BUT i have a small point about customers who come into Bunnings...When we are asked by the all knowing customer 'Do you work here?' we are often sent into a trance like state! this would be due to the fact that we are standing there in a bloody bright red t-shirt and big green apron with bunings printed rather largely across the front of it...NO I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND THOUGHT WHAT AN AWESOME OUTFIT, I THINK I'LL WEAR IT CAUSE IT LOOKS PRETTY!!! So you know we all have our moments!!

Valtenbergs said...

I bought 14 carpet roses, within a few weeks 8 died. I bought another 8 and the same thing happened, 4 died. I give up. I have found other places now to buy plants from.

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