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Best Practice Makes Perfect

A collaboration with Domino developers about how to do it and how to get it right in Domino

No, I don't have your card. No, I don't want it, thanks. Yes, I'm very very sure I don't want it. No, you may not have my zip code. My phone number is unlisted.I had to wait in the car the other day for my wife, while she went into a store to get exactly one thing -- she knew what she wanted -- and then spent 18 minutes in line at the register while, she reported, the clerks were busy trying to get each of the "zillion" people ahead of her to get their store card. This inspired me to create the time-saving device shown here; if every shopper (or even most) carried this card to display at the register, it would speed up lines considerably.

Addendum: My wife refused to carry the card; she says the clerks would take too long reading it, so it would actually slow things down. This is no doubt true -- for the first few people. But if two people, two people do it, together, they may think they're weird and show them the door. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people in a row at the register all showing the little blue card and waggling it back and forth... they may think it's a conspiracy.  And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day waving and a-waving that little card, friends they may think it's a movement and maybe, just maybe, they'll stop asking and just mind their business and sell stuff.

Andre Guirard | 26 January 2009 07:00:00 AM ET | Home, Plymouth, MN, USA | Comments (6)

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