Bad area, good employees. I once saw a sweet clerk walking around a blind women. Arm and arm, helping with a worn shopping list. Filling the basket as they strolled. The little old lady smiled on, arm and arm. A man told me she was a regular customer:) I've been harassed out side, barked out, sworn on for saying nothing to rif-raff. For ignoring ignorance? But I always felt safe stepping n those doors! No better welcome, no matter the day. Everyone smiled there. Don't let those smiles fade to frowns in a city so sad! We need more people like the Apple Market Staff, more smiles! what ever happened to consideration? Justification? Empowerment and motivation? Core values adopted by Candy, Teresa, Linda, My Leaky:) Skip, John, Benny:), my favorite little Mexican and my husband. When one door closes another one opens! May you have a hall of open ones!
Greeter-Grinch experience more than compensated for by tire tech. I'm over 50 and tech seemed like he was less than 20. But he patiently peeled back the onion until he found that my leaking tire was really a cracked rim. He wouldn't let me drive out with it like that. He put on my spare and sent me on my way. He knew that there are several rim types that I'd have to get a match to. He told me to bring it back to have the tire put back on the new rim, although the rim store is going to do that for me. Bah-humbug on greeter grinch: Answered phones while I waited to be acknowledged and cheerfully told one and all that the wait, "...if you are standing in front of me", was 3 hours. Tire tech had me out in 1 1/2 hours.
I'm from los angeles where trader joes is every where. I miss it so much. I live in Independence now and have to drive out for 52 minutes just to get my groceries, the only problem i have with trader joes is that there is not one in independence. Make it happen please. i need my toms toothpaste and my trader joes tea tree oil and your incredible foods that you cant get anywhere else. please come to independence.