Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A little plug for a local business...

I try to shop locally as much as I can. It doesn't always work out and Ebay is my friend, but I do look locally first!

I don't weld, unless one weekend course counts, but some of the stuff needed to make beads can be found in welding supply shops. For some weird reason there are several of those in Whitehorse. Apparently there's a lot of welding going on in this town!

Most of those suppliers have not been terribly helpful to me, with one notable exception--Yukon Explosives. I've spent alot of money there recently and probably will again--although not for awhile since I bought enough stainless steel welding rod today to make mandrels for at least a year!

I don't know the two guys' names that I've been dealing with, but I like them both! They never make me feel like I disturbed their day and more importantly, they never make me feel like a dumb girl--even when I'm asking dumb questions! For that reason alone, the next time I need more tools or my hubby needs more safety gear, I'll be heading back to Yukon Explosives.

3 comments:

explorenorth said...

It's always good to know where to find businesses where we can expect good service, because Whitehorse has no shortage of the other kind.

rachelw said...

Thanks Tamara, that's good to know. I need to get my oxygen tank filled, and maybe they can do that for me.

Phred said...

"But I like them both! They never make me feel like I disturbed their day and more importantly, they never make me feel like a dumb girl--even when I'm asking dumb questions!"

With your list of Talents and Accomplishments, I doubt that many folks ever consider you to be a "dumb girl"! A good salesperson looks at an intelligent Question as an opportunity to teach - not an imposition on their time.

And in your case ... being a "Cute Face" probably doesn't hurt!

Next time you shop there, TELL the 'counter boys' that you appreciate their friendly helpfulness - it's sure to *make their day*! And for an added *feel good kick* - call the shop and ask for The Boss - then tell him/her about the excellent help you're received from those two ... with any luck he'll say something nice to them ... an Atta-Boy from the Boss brightens everyone's day! For sure - YOU'll fell better!