So I’m in this clothing store…
And behind the cash register is this closet.
The cashier goes to the closet to get something and leaves the door open.
The closet, especially compared with the rest of the upscale clothing store, is really a mess.
But at the top, hanging is a yellow sticky note.
And the note says, “Keep Organized“.
The first shelf with some binders isn’t too bad.
But then as you get further away form the reminder to keep organized, it gets worse and worse.
Office supplies, hand creams, napkins, sprayers, and more, all sort of thrown in there.
I was surprised not to see someone’s leftovers from lunch. (lol)
And then on the door itself are all these taped up reminder papers and old used tape with papers long torn off still hanging there.
I don’t think this is the image or brand this store wants to convey.
The funny thing is that out on the floor, the salespeople were working on all the fancy displays and using these corporate design books that show them exactly what to lay out, where, and how.
Then again, what’s visible and skin deep doesn’t always represent what’s beneath the surface.
Like politics, if you knew how the sausage was made, you’d probably never eat it.
Maybe some things are better left behind closed doors. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)