Thursday, June 07, 2007

Return of the Return
I have a bad habit. If I buy an object at the store and then something is wrong with it, or it just isn't what I needed, I hate returning it. I hate explaining the problem to an employee that will look at me like I'm some kind of moron and sigh while rolling their eyes. Some of you may remember the 11 sock pack... I never did return them. We just have a roving sock somewhere in the house. Today, my loathing of returning an item will be tested. I bought a container to put my craft items in at Lowes. It's one of those boxes that has lots of little drawers... usually it's used for nails and such. It works great for beads, sequins, buttons and other small craft items. I got the one at Lowes and then went to Target and found one that was bigger for about $6 less... so I got it. I don't need two. The problem - when I bought the one at Lowes she asked "Do you think you will be returning this?" I said "No" because at the time I knew it was an item that I needed and I really didn't think I would return it. Silly me. I've checked the receipt to see if there is some kind of "NEENER NEENER NEENER YOU CAN'T RETURN THIS" on there, but I don't see anything. It's probably written in some kind of strange numeric code. So, wish me luck. I don't want to do it, but I'm going to. You'd think having kids would brace me for all kinds of eye rolling and sighing and looks that say "Idiot..."

4 comments:

Heather said...

I have one of those drawer things and I love it. I wonder why she would ask if you were going to return it??

eve said...

I'm the same way. I bought a glue gun and a whole package of glue sticks that are the wrong size!
I'm thinking about buying a glue gun that fits so I don't have to waste them. Because I WON'T RETURN THEM!

Tammy and Parker said...

May the force be with you......

Hope you get it returned without too much stress. =)

kailani said...

I'm like that, too. I HATE to return things. I have so many items in my closet that I never got around to getting back to the store.