Canadian Tire goes totally rice!

Brett Dikeman brett at
Fri May 16 17:06:55 EDT 2003

At 1:10 PM -0400 5/16/03, David A. Templeton wrote:
>The best part is it seems that in order to work the counter you must be
>between the ages of 17 and 22.  Must have the "rice" knowledge.

It's not that you "must have"- it's that the only people they can
find are people who have "rice" knowledge.

The same "rice" accessories have infected large sections of our
Autozones here in MA.

>My opinion of Cdn Tire has slid a lot further.  It was bad enough to ask the
>question "I need window wipers for my Montana", getting the response of
>"what size engine? A/C? Is that the AWD version?".  I guess they want
>customers to go to "Parts Source"( Cdn Tire subsidary), for non-rice items.

That's because the database system was designed by blockhead,
non-car-head nerds...and made no way to browse the system except by
navigating by make, model year, model, derivation of engine and
drivetrain.  A keyword search is simply out of the question.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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