Huddersfield B&Q customers surprised by staff flash mob
IT’S not the sort of thing you expect to see while you’re shopping for wallpaper or swing-bins.
Surprised customers looked on as 20 staff at B&Q on Leeds Road took part in a flash mob event at the weekend.
The employees performed a five-minute dance routine – alongside thousands of their colleagues at DIY stores across the country.
Customer Alison Bush, 48, was surprised to see the flash mob at 11.30am on Saturday.
Alison, of Calderdale, said: “I was having a cup of coffee when I heard the music.
“I think it’s wonderful. I’ve always wanted to see a flash mob. My son watches them on Youtube all the time.
“Their dancing was better than I expected. I think they should do this every week.”
Sue Tucker, 47, of Mirfield, was also impressed.
She and her 13-year-old daughter Leah witnessed the flash mob while shopping for a swing-bin.
Sue said: “I thought they were very good. I joined in with the dancing and it’s a pity that more customers didn’t.”
B&Q had hoped to break the world record for the largest ever flash mob on Saturday.
However, the record attempt had to be shelved because of a shortage of independent verifiers.
But staff in 330 stores across the UK went ahead with the flash mob anyway, dancing to I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas.
Huddersfield manager Elaine Challinor said: “We have been practising all week and it’s brought a bit of fun to what it a busy trading time for us.
“It puts a smile on the faces of our staff which hopefully transfers into great customer service.
“Some customers have been joining in as well and it puts a smile on their faces too which is good”.