I want to start a revolution for businesses everywhere to start offering curbside or drive-thru service. There are often times I’d like to quickly run into a store to buy one or two items. However, as a mom with a preschooler and baby, “quickly” rarely works.
There are times I’m lacking just one ingredient for dinner. Sometimes I just have a hankering (is that a real word?!) for chewing gum. Just recently I needed to pick up card-stock and safety pins at an office supply store for an upcoming consignment sale. But, you know what? Besides our weekly grocery store outing, I rarely go into a store when I have kids with me.
A normal person could run in and out of a store in 4 minutes flat. But as a mom with young children, it takes muuuuch longer.
There’s unbuckling, baby-wearing, hand-holding, and sometimes reprimanding. Not to mention the constant teachable moments *ahem* that we don’t buy candy and toys just because they’re sitting by the register. Then there’s the blazing summer heat added to the mix. My kids and I look like a disheveled mess after it all!
It’s just not worth the effort for a couple of items.
It’s certainly not the businesses fault. They don’t know I would have gone in if I didn’t have my kids with me. They don’t know they are loosing the business of moms with small children.
There’s an easy solution though: curbside drop-off or a drive-thru window! I bet their business would double.
Lest you think I’m complaining, let me assure you that I’m not. I just see a need and found a solution. I’m putting it out there and hoping businesses will capitalize on the idea.
The companies will benefit financially.
Moms will benefit by keeping some of their sanity.
I mean why should fast-food chains be the only ones to utilize the drive-thru window?
Question: Am I the only one who see the need for drive-thru or curbside service? When is the last time you passed up buying something you needed because you had kids in the car?