Erin is leaving today to go visit her boyfriend who is in the military. She had asked me to take her around town to take some pictures of her at different places so that she could put together a photo album as a gift for Matt and because I have been so busy lately it got put off until the last minute of course. But, yesterday afternoon we headed out and get it done…but I almost went to jail over a picture. Yep, seriously.
See, Matt used to work at the local Hardee’s and one of the photos Erin wanted was of her in front of their logo which is a big star. So, we pulled in, jumped out and started snapping a couple of pictures. Well, turns out that apparently Hardee’s doesn’t allow photos. And they promptly came out to ask what in the heck I thought I was doing and let me know real quick that it wasn’t allowed and that if we didn’t leave their premises they would call the law. I mean seriously, it is painted on the outside of the building folks. It isn’t like anyone driving by can’t see it. If you want to keep it top secret perhaps you shouldn’t plaster it on the outside for all to see. Here, let me show you:
Now, for folks that have been reading The Post-It Place for awhile…you all know how I feel about customer service. This didn’t set too well with me and I thought I was going to throw a good old fashioned hissy fit right there. But, I didn’t. I was gracious for the most part but I have declared a personal boycott on Hardee’s. I figure if they can’t be any nicer than that, then they really don’t know how to treat folks in the first place and I shouldn’t spend any of our hard earned money in such an establishment.
About the only thing nice I have to say about it is “Bless Their Hearts, their Momma must not have taught them no better.”
UPDATE: I was contacted by Hardee’s Corporation through Twitter and was offered a very sweet apology. Their position is apparently very different from the local Hardee’s here in Chatsworth. While I was very grateful for the apology I still stand by my conviction to never visit Hardee’s again, at least locally. I do not feel that any establishment that treats their customers in such a way should receive patronage from me or my family. So, Kudos to Corporate Hardee’s…and Bless their heart to the local one.