Saturday, May 12, 2012
What would you do if...........?
I would like to propose a dilemma to you:
While at the store today, I was just looking around and I saw a sign for greeting cards which indicated that all cards by a certain company were 25% off. Cards were the one thing I did have on my list for the day. I had planned to go to the discount store next door and get them but thought it would save time if I bought everything in one stop and the sale was pretty good.
Well at the checkout, I asked a very kind and sweet young man if the cards were on sale. Not a single one was sale priced and I had selected from several different locations. "If these aren't on sale, you should take that sign down," I said in a calm voice. My anger was aroused because I hate it when this happens. I hate the injustice, but I hate what it does to me more. He asked if I still wanted them. I take time to pick out greeting cards. Don't you? (smile) "Yes, I need them," I answered. While he was ringing up my purchases, I had time to calm down and get myself right. Sales are fun and bargain hunting is in my blood. It's not about the money, it's about the principle of the thing. When he was finished, I paid it all and told him I was sorry and not to say anything about it.
I know some of you are bargain hunters. Do you complain when you think you are getting a sale and you don't? My daughter never questions the register and she has been overcharged several times. I am at the other end. I'm thinking of changing my attitude to: if you don't want to pay the price quoted, just don't get that item and buy the rest.
So now I want to know.....what would you do?