Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 660
Chapter 660 – Everyone is giving shopping cards part 2
The meaning of Teachers’ Day had changed.
Many people had said this. This day was supposed to be a dayto thank and respect the teachers. This date was set for this ancient professionand to improve the teachers’ life and work. But now, it became a day to giveteachers gifts.
The parents also start to compare with each other. Theymight not give some gifts that were more expensive than others, but they willnever give anything lesser than others. All the teachers will be receivinglarge amounts of gifts on this day.
The teachers’ days in the past few years, the teachers willreceive some cigarettes or tea leaves. Maybe some will receive chicken orducks. Most of these gifts were useless. But this year was different for theteachers. Especially those teachers in some cities. They received Tai HuaSupermarket Shopping cards.
It was not sure if the parents had discussed beforehand. Thevalue of the shopping cards was about the same. The head of departmentsreceived the most.
The teachers tried to keep these cards a secret. Althougheveryone knew what was happening, no one would flaunt about the total amountthey received. After all, this was not something they were proud of.
But after work, the teachers bumped into each other in TaiHua Supermarket.
The first thing the teachers did after receiving theshopping cards were to visit Tai Hua Supermarket with their wives or husbands.These cards were only valid for a limited period.
When the teachers bumped into their colleagues, they smiledembarrassedly. But this was Tai Hua Supermarket and not their school.Furthermore, almost all the teachers from the school were there, and theirshopping cart was filled with big-ticket items like VCD players. This meansthat other teachers had also received a lot of shopping cards.
Since everyone was the same, what’s there to be embarrassedabout? They can shop together.
“Teacher Niu, there is a good rice cooker for sale overthere. Want to take a look together?”
“Ok. Oh, is this VCD player you pick good? I am alsothinking of getting a VCD player.”
“Of course. This is Wind and Rain brand. A world-renownedbrand! Their advertisements state that they are Often imitated, but NEVER exceeded!”
“Where are the VCD players? I want to get one.”
Teacher Niu frowned. Seems that this Teacher Sun hadreceived a lot of shopping cards today. But Teacher Sun was a form teacher, andthose parents will try their best to please him.
“It’s over there. Let’s look at the rice cooker first, and Iwill bring you to the VCD player section.”
During payments, they saw lots of familiar faces. Some weretheir colleagues from the same school, and some were teachers from otherschools. They even saw some leaders from the education department.
This proves that everyone had received a lot of gifts duringthis Teachers’ Day.
Xiao Li was a cashier in Tai Hua Supermarket. She wasoverjoyed when she got this job. Although her work was tough, her salary wasmuch higher than her parents.
Today, she noticed something different. Many of thecustomers making payments knew each other. The was a big city. Although itmight not be as big as Beijing or Shanghai, the population was a few million.Was this really a coincident?
Hmmm…… Maybe it’s because this was Tai Hua Supermarket andthese people were here because of the advertisements.
But these people addressed each other as teachers. Most ofthese people were teachers? Tai Hua Supermarket had become the number onechoice for teachers today?
When making payments, Xiao Li was shocked. Shopping cards.Shopping cards again. Everyone was paying with shopping cards.
What? The value of the shopping card is not enough? Nevermind. Use all the value in it. I still have one more card with me. Not enough?It’s fine. I still have another shopping card.
More than half the shoppers paid with shopping cards, andmost of them had more than one shopping card.
The smallest denomination of the shopping card Xiao Li sawwas 500 RMB, and the highest value was 5,000 RMB shopping cars. Most of thesepeople were teachers.
What school was this? How come their benefits were so good?All the teachers received shopping cards from the school on Teachers’ Days? Theschool should have given out a large amount. The average monthly salary of ateacher was less than 500 RMB. Those teachers in university might be gettingslightly more, but it should also be about 500 RMB. The professors will getmore.
But how can there be so many professors here? Where did theyget their shopping cards from? How come each of them had more than one card?
Xiao Li do not understand and was very curious. But duringtraining, she was told that customer service was the most important and shemust not chat with the customers. Many customers do not like to talk withcashiers or cashiers asking them about their income.
Xiao Li kept quiet and carry on working. She kept swipingthe cards and let the customers about the balance value in their cards. Thiswas repeated over and over again.
Today was more tiring than any other days. It was not aweekend, but the crowd was bigger than weekends. Also, most of the items thatwere bought were big-ticket items. Even if the customers bought alcohol andcigarettes, alcohol and cigarettes were all expensive brands. It feels likethere was a sudden increase of wealthy people in the city.
Xiao Li had worked in Tai Hua Supermarket for more than 1month. Even on the opening day, she had not seen so many people buying so manyexpensive items. Imported Philips color TV that’s worth a few thousand RMB,imported refrigerators were flying off the shelves.
The delivery staffs of Tai Hua Supermarket were going crazy.Their deliveries today was more than the total for last week.
But these deliverystaffs were smiling. It was because of the more deliveries they made, the morethey earn. Tai Hua Supermarket had not implemented free deliveries yet. Theycharged for deliveries. Although the charges were not high, most shoppers couldnot bring those big items back themselves. They need a vehicle to carry thoseitems.
Tai Hua Supermarket delivery charges were cheaper than thosetri motorcycles outside, and installations were included. If there were anydamages to the items during delivery, Tai Hua Supermarket will takeresponsibility and compensate the shopper.
No one wants anything to happen to their purchases, which wereworth a few thousand RMB. Although the shoppers will feel the pinch to pay forthe deliveries, if their items got damaged when they try to carry it homethemselves, they would be heartbroken.
“Manager, we have tabulated the total sales today. 85% ofthe shoppers today used shopping cards to pay for their purchases. The totalamount is more than the total for last week!”
The Supermarket manager nodded. “Manager Feng’s idea isreally wonderful. There are no new promotions, but the sales are much higherthan during promotions. But this is only the first day. There will be morepeople tomorrow.”
The manager understands that those with shopping cards mightnot visit Tai Hua Supermarket today. They might visit the supermarket tomorrowor the day after that. But it does not matter. The shopping cards have anexpiry date, and shoppers must finish using them before the date.
Feng Yu had wanted to set a 3 months validity for theshopping cards, but Fu Guangzheng and the rest felt 1-month validity wassufficient. Other than Teachers’ Day, there are still many other festivals inthe same month. There were 3 festivals in the same month, and there was no waythese people could not finish using the values in their cards.
Feng Yu agreed. The shoppers had behaved as they hadexpected. These shoppers had no qualms when they use shopping cards to pay.
It’s time for Tai Hua Supermarket to print another batch ofshopping cards.
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