subtitle: My first ever BCSB rant
Possibly the most depressing place I've ever been to (Grandview location). Just think of the slowest, most unorganized and unmotivated ugly people you've ever met, then picture a store run by their even lazier offspring.
I went there tonight for one specific item that I thought was cool, a wind-up 3-led flashlight to keep in the car, but after five minutes in there I wanted to slit my wrists. Muzak from hell and the kind of lighting and design that makes a jail cell seem like a breezy summerhouse solarium in comparison.
Yes it's a glorified dollar store, but even dollar stores sell happy-face balloons and stuffed animals to take your mind off the fact that you're browsing through the absolute cheapest-possible merchandise someone thought they could get away with selling.
I have to admit, some useful things were well priced (many not so) but it'll have to be one crazy deal for me to endure that again. The only highlight of my visit - stumbling across a 16' tape measure that was obviously designed by a supremely confident man or an extremely wishful woman: