Mary decided to go down to Zoars for plants and doggy food.
Spotty always goes with her when she purchases the food. They
headed off in the car. First stop, to purchase bedding flowers
and some Runner Bean plants at their garden Centre. In these
modern days Mary paid with her cash card.
Next it was over to park at Zoars' car park.
Spotty jumped out pulling eagerly to get into the shop. She
loves to visit as there are lots of doggy paraphernalia that
needs to be investigated. Dog bedding; medicines; toys; dog food
in bags; all only to smell but not touch.
Mary spoke to Assistant
A who then called over to the
young boy to fetch a bag of Tasty Omega
to the till.
At the till problems were happening. The card machine was not
working and Assistant
B was on the phone taking messages on how to fix
At the other till Assistant
C explained that the machines were not working
but let's have another try. Put your card in and your pin number
were her words. She did this.
The boy stood at the end with the bag of 'Tasty' resting on the
Spotty wanted to go and smell the variety of 'doggy treats'
nearby. They did and on returning said,
'Well is it working yet?'
'No' came the reply from Assistant C.
Assistant B was
talking to another customer who too wanted to pay by card. She
A over and said they would have to use the
machine over the other shop. At this point Mary had turned away
The other Assistant had a customer too so
the boy with my
dog food; Assistant
A and myself went over to the other shop.
The boy put the
bag into the car and walked over; Mary drove to park by the
'horsey' shop. Leaving Spotty in the car went over to pay and
when she went to find her card it was not there. Next searched,
her bag and purse. The
boywent back over to see if it had been left in
the other shop only to return saying it was not there. Again the
bags were scrutinized and the car searched . No Card!!
Back over to the shop and spoke to the other 3 assistants who categorically said
it was not there.
The last time her card had been seen was in the machine.
re-assured and said to go over into the office and get the card
cancelled. This was done and she went back home with full blown
out stress knowing the card was and it could either been taken by
the staff or a customer behind be.
The next day she visited the local police station and reported
(Sorry about the formatt first time to paste from word but hope
you get the story o.k.)