Thursday, December 19, 2013

New and Improved

I think most of us hate it when things go "new and improved" on us.  I know I do because for some reason they feel compelled to "new and improve" things that weren't messed up to start with, thus taking something that was good and decent and turning it into a pile of dung.

Take the Joann's craft stores in our town.  They were good and decent places to shop.  But then they "new and improved" both of them.  The one store got remodeled and the other moved to a new location up the street.  We excitedly awaited their "new and improved"-ess wondering what they could improve on since it was so good and decent to start with.  We had grand visions.
You know where this is going though, right?  Yep.  They opened them both back up and they sucked.  We were horribly disappointed.  Gone were the sizable paper crafting sections and in their place were a couple of aisles of lackluster scrapbook items.  So much for "new and improved."  Joann chased her scrapbook/paper craft people off and didn't even yell, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out!"

Hey, but did you hear?  We have a Hobby Lobby in town, so screw you, Joann.  We don't need the likes of you.

The Fine Print: Stamp by Elzybells/A Muse Artstamps, papers by DCWV bought at one of the crappy Joann's because hey they acknowledged the holidays but getting in a dozen Christmas paper stacks for us to fight over but that's it.


Craftychris said...

Fabulous card! I hate new and improved disappointments too, if it ain't broke - don't fix it! xx

MaryH said...

Oh ho, you told JoAnn's right & proper. Our local A C Moore is doing the same thing. All of us stampers got so excited when we heard our city was finally getting a JoAnn's. Big disappointment, cuz it is not stocking a lot in the cardmaking category. Hobby Lobbies are doing better, and the Michaels in our area are pretty much in the 'no-stocking up' mode as well. And forget ever having anything remotely current. So sad. You told the situation very well and most amusing! TFS & Hugs Oops - forgot to say...great card! Maybe send it with your post, to JoAnn's???! :-)