So one of those ridiculous Guitar Center ads came on the radio last week, proclaiming
“Musicians, if you have 39 bucks, or your mom, girlfriend, or life partner has 39 bucks…”
…well, you’ve heard the commercials. Anyways, they mentioned a sale (this weekend only, of course) Ibanez Bass Guitars were Half Off! This is significant, especially for someone I know who is in the market for an Ibanez Bass Guitar. Me.
So I bopped down to the Guitar Center in Edina. After half an hour of trying to find someone to help me, I asked them about the sale. They had not heard of any sale on Bass Guitars, much less on Ibanez Bass Guitars. “Nope, sorry dude.”
So I sahsayed up to Guitar Center in Roseville. They had not heard of the sale either. “Hmm, I don’t know, dude. The prices are listed on each guitar…”
Can’t find it on their website, so I chatted with a Guitar Center rep online, and explained the situation. His response?
“I haven’t heard of it either, sorry.”
Wow, that’s um, awesome. Thanks for the non-help. By the way, you forgot to call me ‘dude’.
I’m not P.O.ed that they hadn’t heard of the sale. I’m not P.O.ed that perhaps the radio station played the wrong commercial, or the sale Guitar Center was supposed to have was not communicated to the stores properly, or whatever happened. I’m P.O.ed that the employees didn’t expend an ounce of energy beyond mumbling, “Huh, sorry dude…”
So I’ve decided that I want to work for Guitar Center. Think about it:
-no drug testing
-no background checks
-no experience necessary
-no brains necessary
-no motivation necessary
I honestly wish MARS music had not gone out of business. G.C. needs some competition to keep them on their toes. (And Schmitt Music? Wow, um, yeah, right, …dude). I would much rather give my business to Mom and Pop music stores, but finding a good one is a challenge.