Popped into IGA hoping to pick up enough Jamsetta (pectin) to fulfil an order for cherry jam- all 12kilos of it.
No luck. Not there. Again.
So, at the checkout I ask: How do I go about getting a product put on the shelf again. I need Jamsetta and it hasn’t been on the shelf for the past few weeks.
Young checkout lass: Jamsetta???
Me: Yes! It’s usually near the sugar, but some places have it near the jams. I’ve looked but it’s not in either place.
Lass: Jamsetta… I’ll get someone to help.
Young lad comes to my aid.
Lass: This lady is looking for Jamsetta!
Me: Yes! It’s usually near the sugar, but some places have it near the jams. I’ve looked but it’s not there.
Lad: I’ll go and look.
Me: Noooo! I’ve looked! I’ve had a grown-up look! I just want you to find out when it will be back on the shelf!
Lad leaves and I can see him looking on the shelves I’ve just checked! He then returns to report that no there’s no Jamsetta there!
I leave wondering at what point I failed make my need clear and more concerning is this the pattern of things as I get older????