You Are Likely To Get a Unique Greeting at This Portsmouth Retail Store
This past weekend, I went shopping in Downtown Portsmouth for some retail therapy, as I often do. I stopped in to the Water Monkey (which has been there forever) at the Vaughn Mall, right next to the parking lot in front of the whale wall. When I opened the door, I heard, "YEE YEE!" and "WOOP WOOP!" Not particularly loud, just loud enough for me to notice.
They have cozy clothes at reasonable prices, so I ended up buying a Winnie the Pooh Zen-Like T-shirt and a comfy sweater. I wore them yesterday and wanted to wear them again today, but...... decided not to, at least here at work.
I kept thinking about that greeting, so yesterday, I called the shop and spoke with Aaron Jule. He, his brother Carole Jule and brother Roger Jule run the shop. Here's what he had to say about it;
It started happening and some people called back to us when we did it. It's not a specific thing - for us, we are a positive, my brother, myself and my mom - we wanna let people know that we are happy to see them. A lot of times, I don't even know that I'm doing it. It takes on a life of it's own. Sometimes if we recognize people, we might do it more. It evolves in the moment. It's not a rule though. No corporate handbook. Just hard-working family. We're just happy to see people.
LOVE this. Sometimes, as Aaron said, you walk in to a place and they could not care less that you've come in. They don't even notice you. That YIP! at the Water Monkey went a long way with this girl.
Now I have to go back for that awesome Larimar ring that I saw......
Give them a visit when you can. The Water Monkey is at 33 Vaughn Mall, Portsmouth, NH. Online at http://www.watermonkey.com/