Okay first we have the nightmare. Last Saturday between shows I went to Macy's to purchase a wallet on sale for my oldest daughter. We looked at several red ones. I finally chose one and took it to the register. It rang up for $47.50. What?,I asked that is 40% off see the large sign right on top of the wallet display?. Oh no, I was informed this wallet is from this small 12x12 inch group in the front of the display that is not on sale. I was irritated as $47.50 was over my budget and I did not have time to argue so I left intending on returning this purchase.
Last night after my long rehearsal Hubby and I go back to Macy's it is about 7:30 at night. I go to the wallets and they are all marked down to 50% off SCORE! So I choose the one I want and take back the original wallet, I do not tell the clerk why I just get back my money. She rings up the new wallet, it is not on sale. Again I point out the sign and she says that sign is for tomorrow mornings sale. I then explained to her the reason I had returned the first wallet is because I felt I had been used and lied to and now this was a blatant bait and switch which is illegal in the United States. She said she was sorry. So I put down the two cashmere sweaters I was going to buy and got my money back and left. Then I called the manager and told him what had happened. He apologized and said he wanted to make it right.
I have very little time to shop and now they have wasted two trips of mine. So I will go back on Wednesday to see what they will do to appease me. Can you beleive some merchants? What is wrong with people? DO they do this on purpose or are they just stupid?! Remember this is a very small town, we have a Macy's ( and not a nice one like a class C store), a very poor Penneys, Wal-Mart. K-mart, Ross (which is always sold out). That is it for a population base of about 40,000 with the outlaying areas. We have to travel 120 miles to shop. Nice I just don't shop here ever.
Now I take Hubby and go to Hastings, I think their books are overpriced, but I am not above buying a good quality used book. I find every book I need on my list 3 are nice but used. Then I go to check out and I pull out a Hastings gift card I have been lugging around forever. I thought it had a couple of dollars left on it. No, it had $50.00. So my books only cost me $42.37. This made up for the Macy's fiasco. Now I have a few presents bought.
We also ran to Ross and found a pair of gloves (columbia) for son-in-law and a neck heat wrap for daughter. I'm making my list and checking it twice. Hubby and I will try to go out again tonight when I get out of the studio.
I am up to $757.00 in the Christmas fund less the presents I have purchased. The carpet is down in the basement, the room is not quite done. I am not sure I really like the carpet. It is nice and clean but it is an indoor/outdoor glue down because of the water problems. I am sure once we get furniture in there it will be fine and I can get a couple of area rugs for warmth if I have to.
My husband is a very punctual man. He has now been late for work and has missed his car-pool 4 times in two weeks. He does not hear his alarm clock. He snores badly and I wake him up constantly, so I get up and go to another room about 2 o'clock in the morning. I could stay but then I get no sleep. He also has left his shower running the last two mornings. He thinks he has turned it off but he is leaving it at a very heavy running drip. He just doesn't hear the water. So now we are entering the phase of profound deafness where I feel that I have to babysit. I know he can do this himself he just has to figure it out! Love my life!
I am going to see if I can find a website for the deaf that has any suggestions. The phone is ringing off the hook this morning with alterations. I have had three calls since I started typing and three customers.
I am going to the studio this afternoon, to tape the floor and sort the laundry and the costumes. I will not do any cleaning and sorting until Christmas break. I also have made a costume and prop list for the Jr. High show and I need to organize it so I can get those costumes pulled tomorrow. I will try to get the kids to help.
Well I had better get busy because no one else will do it!
Have a great and productive day!