Well today it breaks my heart that I am writing a negative review on:

Smoke ‘m

Michelle Szobody OWNER/PARTNER

1397 E Florence Blvd. Ste #9

Casa Grande, AZ

85122

520-836-3311

http://www.smokemcasagrande.com

“Smokem Casa Grande” their Facebook page.

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Okay so let me set the scene for you:

I went to the vape shop like I have done numerous times.  I was low on e-juice and this is where I always stop.  I have enjoyed all my trips hhere.  There is a prior service army member that works there and we talk military stuff and he is extremely helpful and cordial to me as well as everyone else there.

The lady that helped me today was impersonable.  When she rang me up I told her that it was a military discount.  I showed her my drivers license and she wouldn’t accept it.  I showed her the veterans stamp on it and she told me that it wasn’t good enough.  She told me that she didn’t know me and that I don’t know her and that she needed further identification.  Then my husband stepped in and he gave her his retired id card and she told him thank you.  She questioned my military service and said if I was his wife that I could use the discount from him.  Then the other veteran there finished ringing up my order I paid and left.

Just on a technical note here are the requirements to have veteran placed on your driver’s license in Arizona.

Veteran Designation Documentation

(One of the following documents must be presented at the time of application)

  • Original or copy of the customer’s DD214, 215, 2 (Retired), 2 (Reserve)
  • Active duty military identification card (also known as the United States Uniformed Services Identification Card or the Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card)

And here is the link as well to cross reference the information:

http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/MilitaryPersonnel/veteran-designation

We love small businesses that honor military discounts.  That’s why we have continued shopping there, despite lower online prices.  You can compare for yourself go to http://www.mtbakervapor.com.  There you can buy more quantity of juice, get a free sample with your order, use a coupon code, the shipping is extremely fast and the quality is outstanding!  All for a much lower than what you get at Smoke ‘m.  I continually gave Smoke ‘m my money until today’s incident.  I can’t stress to you enough every other visit was pleasant.  The staff there were always extremely helpful!  They recommended e-juice based upon my tastes, showed me how to setup my e-cigarettes, took time to make sure I was 100% satisfied, they’ve always honored and thanked me for my military service and it was a wonderful.  They always say that one bad apple spoils the bunch and that’s what happened to me today.  To not honor my military service and label me as “his wife“, (dependent wife in military terms), that is the reason we will not be back.  I served our country in the United States Air Force from June 1992 to May 2001 and my husband served 22 years in the army.

Today my military service didn’t matter (such a smack in the face)…

I will let my neighbors and friends know what happened and they can make their own choice on whether to shop there or not.  As it stands now they lost my husband and I as customers and another set of veteran neighbors.  There is power in word of mouth referalls.

Golden Rule of life treat others as you want to be treated.  Simple, right?

Namaste!

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11 thoughts on “Smoke ‘m Casa Grande, AZ: THIS FEMALE VETERAN WAS A NO GO!

  1. Disgraceful.
    Soldiers have to the do the dirty jobs when govts screw-up. They deserve our respect.
    And yet this still happens:
    Extract from ‘Tommy’ by Rudyard Kipling (written in the 1890s)
    (‘Tommy’ being the generic name given to British troops)

    ‘While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be’ind,”
    But it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind
    There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
    O it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind’

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      1. Here’s the whole poem for you. It speaks volumes: Always gives me the shivers reading it.

        Tommy
        ________________________________________

        I WENT into a public ‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
        The publican ‘e up an’ sez, ” We serve no red-coats here.”
        The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
        I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
        O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, go away ” ;
        But it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play
        The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
        O it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play.

        I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
        They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
        They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
        But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
        For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, wait outside “;
        But it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide
        The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
        O it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide.

        Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
        Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap.
        An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
        Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
        Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul? ”
        But it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes ” when the drums begin to roll
        The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
        O it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes, ” when the drums begin to roll.

        We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
        But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
        An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
        Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
        While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be’ind,”
        But it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind
        There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
        O it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind.

        You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
        We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
        Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
        The Widow’s* Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
        For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! ”
        But it’s ” Saviour of ‘is country ” when the guns begin to shoot;
        An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
        An ‘Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool – you bet that Tommy sees!

        * This is a reference to Queen Victoria (sometimes referred to as the ‘Widow of Windsor’- a royal family home. After her husband Albert died in 1861 Queen Victoria went into deep mourning for many years and shut herself away, which eventually began to annoy the British Public- hence ‘Widow’)

        Best wishes

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  2. Screw the troops. Haha, I think this is funny. I hope you all have a hard time and die soon. Storm troopers. Governments b**** killers. Die slowly 🙂

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