I went to a film event in another town this week, and a friend told me they had some great yarn stores there (and that she would like a purple hat.)
I had a couple of hours between screenings and decided to hit one store that, when I realized which direction was which on my phone, turned out to be just a couple of blocks from the theater I was heading to afterwards. Great, right? Except when I was getting close and thought to check their hours, just in case, it turned out that they were closed on Tuesdays. (Why do some stores hide their hours on poorly labeled sub-pages? Poor form.) Ok, phooey. I looked up another store which came recommended, and decided to go there after the screening. It was a fifteen-minute-walk away, but I had some time before my train home.
First of all, the selection wasn’t that great, which is always annoying. Mostly one brand, as far as I could see. But, and this is what was weird — it was all behind the counter. I had to ask to see and touch every yarn or color I was possibly interested in, which meant I gave up pretty quickly because that just made me uncomfortable. They didn’t have the specific thing I was mainly interested in, but even if they had, I wouldn’t have stuck around to browse and maybe fall for a random yarn — wouldn’t have been able to, in fact.
I’ve never experiences that type of set-up before — is it weird, or is it just me?