John Nordstrom is a person too.

I’ve been so busy lately I don’t think I’ve posted anything in weeks. I feel like a sinner: Please readers (all 3 of you!), forgive me as it’s been nearly four weeks since my last post.

I’ve been wanting to share with you some stories and background on some of the businesses that you see in the Axxess Program. Prior to my life as “the Axxess Guy” it  never crossed my mind that each business in the world has a person or multiple persons behind it. It’s not that I’m a numskull or that the concept is hard to grasp, it’s just something that didn’t cross my mind. I always felt that a business was something bigger than me and over time I unknowingly or unintentionally developed sort of an adversarial attitude towards them.

For example, at a sandwich shop maybe I (or someone you know) would take a second refill at the soda machine when refills were not allowed. Who cares right? Or maybe I got arrested when I was 16 for shoplifting at Nordstroms. Again, who cares? It just never crossed my mind that each penny or dollar that I might have unjustifiably taken – was taken one in way or another directly out of the pocket of another person. Not that John Nordstrom was going to miss the $60 shirt I might have tried to walk out with – but certainly those types of “losses” add up. And had  I known or been friends with Mr. Nordstrom I’m quite sure that incident never would have happened in the first place. (And it didn’t! I’m just using this as a hypothetical example. And even if it did happen I was proabbly a minor at the time so I shouldn’t have any police record of such an incident anyway.)

Whether it’s the local deli or the local CostCo – the result of what you’re seeing and where you’re spending your money started out  simply as an idea by a regular person just like you or I.  So every time you’re in a store, big or small; Axxess participant or not – remember that the store, like every individual person, has a story to tell.

So stay tuned as I share some stories with you over the weeks to come in an attemp to connect you with local “merchants”.

This did not happen to me!

This did not happen to me!

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3 Responses to “John Nordstrom is a person too.”

  1. Bob Smith says:

    Speaking of Nordstrom, I’ve never been to that cafe they have on the top floor. I would go if they were in Axxess. I wonder if Mr. Nordstrom knows about Axxess!?! I doubt it. Maybe I’ll go shoplift a shirt today! j/k!

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