January 24 08

i lose hats. and gloves. and scarves. they get lost somewhere in the big black abyss. i blame this, of course, on our schizophrenic weather. i can leave the house in mitts and hat and coat and scarf and by the end of the day, it’s 60 degrees and my body needs to be stripped of them…so, off they go…never to be seen again…

remember this hat i bought before i went to Montreal..

gone. as are two black hats. a purple hat. a purple pair of gloves. i’m pretty sure i have a hat and glove set in the back of the civic. and maybe the purple hat might be there too.

anyway, so i had this $50 gift card to Jacob. in November, i bought THE dress. remember? THE dress that had to go back to the store? (that i’m pretty sure i might buy since it’s now on clearance…)

anyway, when i bought the dress, i spent enough money to warrant myself a gift card. so, last night i thought i’d use it to buy a new scarf and hat set…since i was in need (it’s bloody cold outside these days).

when i went to redeem it…(the total cost of hat and scarf?? $16.00! awesome. i’m so thrifty)..the LBC 9lady behind the counter) says, um, yeah, it’s not working. and since you don’t have a receipt

who the fuck keeps receipts when they get gift cards? i mean, what if i had given it to someone for Christmas? i mean, i didn’t, of course, because i’m not that nice 

there was no possible way she was going to be able to help me. it was the Eaton Centre’s fault. and that was that.

now, normally, i would have been pissed and i would have walked out of the store minus $50. i would have rationalized it and said that i never really had the money to begin with. because i’m not a complainer. i don’t stand up for myself…i’ve always been of the “don’t complain about the food unless you like eating spit. or worse”

like this sorry dude..

but, yesterday, i was tired, and cold and i wasn’t going to let her take advantage of me.

“is there someone you can call? i mean, really, this is a little bit ridiculous. i spent – and spend – a lot of money in your store and that was money that should be rightfully mine. and no one recommended that i keep a receipt for it.”

and i stood there. and held up the line. and gave her the stink-eye.

and she called the HELP DESK. and they said, “you are a fucking moron. why don’t you trying using that little piece of machinery that you have that’s called a scanner?” so she scanned it in…and bum bum bum bum…

it worked.

fucking moron. the LBC.

and i’ve got me a brand new black and white scarf and hat. and it’s lovely. and i will adore it. that is, of course, until i lose it.  

  1. I HATE when that happens. I’ve had it happen to a few gift cards, so I always ask them to scan it to confirm (which pisses them off) and then I give the receipt with the gift.
    Honestly, this is why I rarely give gift cards. I’m afraid my friends will think I’m a thief!
    But, I have been known to get a little bitchy when that happens. I mean, really, you insist on this system – it had better work.

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    Comment by LD on January 24, 2008
  2. I wanna see them!

    ROFL @ the cashier. Dumbass.

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on January 24, 2008
  3. Good for you for sticking it to the MAN! Or to the bitchy salesgirl, as it may be.

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    Comment by Jen on January 24, 2008
  4. The stinkeye. Works every time.

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    Comment by mamatulip on January 24, 2008
  5. I am totally a send-the-nasty-food back kind of gal, which is funny because I’m not all that confrontational….

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    Comment by Rebecca on January 24, 2008
  6. Good for you for sticking to your guns. Some people are just lame.

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    Comment by Kristie on January 24, 2008
  7. I hate stupid people. HATE EM. I’m glad you won this time!

    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on January 24, 2008
  8. Good for you to stick up for yourself. That was your money. Tho I am a bit stunned that the salesperson was such an IDIOT.
    YAY. Hope it made your day darling.

    Comment by monstergirlee on January 24, 2008
  9. Good for you for sticking up for yourself…I’m finding the older I get…the more bold I am. Therefore, bring on the crabbiness!

    by the way, LOVE the dress! Every woman needs a little black dress…or maybe a few!

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    Comment by Amy on January 24, 2008
  10. Go girl!! Dumb ass chick. Probably didnt want to bother with knowing how to do her job!

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    Comment by Miss on January 24, 2008
  11. the fact that you are referencing Roadtrip – awwwwsome.

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    Comment by kgirl on January 24, 2008
  12. i really like the hat and dress! ahh I wish I had the money to go shopping but such as the life of a young 20 something living on her own for the first time & going to school full time! I’ll have money in 2011…..that is until the student loans come due…damn it!

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    Comment by Lindsay on January 24, 2008
  13. Dude… what’s an LBC?

    And is stink-eye the east coast version of dink face?

    Comment by jasmine on January 24, 2008
  14. That’s right, woman! You stand up for yourself, and you WIN! I love it!

    Comment by Vaguely Urban on January 24, 2008
  15. Good for you! Sometimes you have to whip out the IB – the Inner Bitch. I hate to do it, but she is a necessary evil.

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  16. Good for you for standing up for yourself!

    Proud of you 🙂

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    Comment by Angella on January 24, 2008
  17. Oh…I just love retail nightmares!!! They reinforce my irrational fear of malls!

    I think my husband had a similar experience today at the cable office!!!

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    Comment by Di on January 24, 2008
  18. OK, I freaking LOVE Jacob and wish we had a store in Oregon… I hit it up in a major way everytime we go to VBC tho. Also, I had a similar experience this morning when I got into my car in this 24degree weather we’re having and I only had one glove, so I had to hold my coffee with the other hand and hope that would keep it warm.

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    Comment by Lindz on January 24, 2008
  19. Well, you made me just spit pop all over myself just because you had to go and make me laugh! Geesh…the nerve.

    First, the stink eye will get them anytime. My eye is very, very stinky!

    Second, I love that silly looking boy and I love all the shows he’s in. Didn’t he invent the stink eye or somesort of nasty look in one of his silly movies (did you follow that??? I don’t think I did!)

    Third: I live in Flipping South Dakota and my fingers have turned purple before because of losing stupid gloves and hats. I don’t even buy them anymore and just use pockets. I lose sunglasses weekly as well!

    Fourth: That dress is adorable (on you!) I would look the Stay Puffed Marshmellow man that was burnt! Crapping gym isn’t working very well!

    And lastly: Stick up for yourself more often. Let the “bitch” unleash. It’s great!!

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

    Comment by krissy on January 24, 2008
  20. Rock on! Love when those things turn out. I also lose everything warm and cozy. I’m now resorting to cheap K-Mart gloves since they will only get worn once before I lose them again.

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    Comment by slackermommy on January 24, 2008
  21. Ugh! I do that too! My problem is I always lose ONE glove, or I’ve lost the hat, but still have the matching gloves. I figured out that I lose most of them when getting out of the car. As the car warms up, I take off gloves or hat or whatever and put them in my lap thinking I’ll put them back on before getting out but I ALWAYS forget and get out of the car so that they fall on the ground and I don’t notice. If I’m lucky, it’s still there when I get back, frozen solid and gross. Then, I’m too freaked out to wash and use them again because I don’t know what sort of road juices they are saturated with. I am pathetic.

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    Comment by Bri on January 24, 2008
  22. You can’t lose this set! You worked hard for it! 🙂

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    Comment by manda on January 24, 2008
  23. You go, girl! The older I get the more likely I am to make a stink over stuff like that. It feels good to be a nasty old crone! I feel like I’ve come of age…

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    Comment by Kat on January 24, 2008
  24. THE dress is gorgeous, I love it. Want to see the hat and gloves before you loose them?!

    Comment by Unnaturally Blonde on January 24, 2008
  25. See. That’s exactly what I would have done. You so don’t need me to teach you how to grow some balls!

    Comment by Chantal on January 24, 2008
  26. Good for you!

    And, as a reward, I’m tagging you in a meme. Here are the rules:

    The Rules are:
    Link to the person that tagged you
    Post the rules on your blog
    Share 6 non-important things/quirks about your kid
    Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs
    Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
    Let the fun begin!

    I thought it was kind of cute. And you, well…you would only need to come up with like 2 for each kid!

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    Comment by Irina on January 24, 2008
  27. So ummmm… where’s the picture of the black hat?

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    Comment by Mom On The Run on January 24, 2008
  28. You should go back and buy that dress – it’s gorg!
    One time a friend gave me a gift card/thank you – but with no card, just the folder thingy – I mentioned it to her and she seemed totally offended that I thought she took the card? It makes as much sense now as it did then.

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    Comment by Lesley on January 25, 2008

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