Saturday, April 3, 2010
What a fun day at Bass Pro! I used to work there, so I know lots of wonderful people who still do. My former boss was frying a turkey and giving out samples...so I ate some. Once inside, I sampled fudge and nuts. I guess you could say I ate my way thru the store.
I used to work in Camping, so headed there first for a look around and to buy some Lodge Gear Leather Gloves. They're great for cooking with cast iron skillets over an open fire. I do love food cooked in cast iron...yummmy but often kind of fattening. Then bought a container for water. These are birthday gifts for my daughter in law. They were on her "wish" list.
Then on to Footwear. I bought some comfy shoes by Clarks. I've started walking every evening and needed something lighter than hiking boots. I'll probably need some new hiking boots later this year, my old ones are pretty worn. I hate the thought of new hiking boots...it takes time to get them broke in.
Back downstairs to the Gift Department...and yes, I also worked in this department. I needed bird food and a couple of new feeders. And...sampled more fun stuff. I was hoping that they'd be sampling some Uncle Buck stuff, but they weren't...darn!!!!
Bass Pro was a pretty good place to work. I worked in Camping, Gifts and Customer Service. I learned quite a bit and met some great folks. I was very surprised to learn that the Girl Scouts aren't really into camping/hiking very much. The Boy Scouts were impressive...those guys knew their stuff. They were very informed about the things they needed. They came into the store prepared..aah yes, that is their motto isn't it???
I ended up quitting BP, and going to Whole Foods...wow!!! I went from one extreme to another. I always thought it might be fun to force some hard core BP and WF customers to spend an entire weekend in some kind of a lockdown...together. ha ha ha!!!