I forgot to mention this last week when it happened, but it is entirely too rich to keep to myself. The hub and I went into Goodwill to see what was what and see if we could find a really neat deal (I kind of like the word, "neat" because it reminds me of "Leave it to Beaver" which Im tremendously fond of)which has been known to happen.
So, I went through all kids books and found a bunch. My kids love books and there are so many perfectly good books at goodwill and I can save at ton of money. Anyway, whilst browsing I found a BOOK of GAMES. It had a BINDING, it had PAGES, and it was in the BOOK section. It was also priced as a book. Every page was a new game, it had like checker board printed on it on one bage, back gammon on another page, you get the idea. It also had a pouch of shiny black and white glass game pieces which were attached to it. Cool. N loves games, and so I grabbed it.
At the checkout counter the checker was giving a customer a hard time about a plastic pumpkin, I dont know exactly why and I didnt care. Then it was my turn. She rings up some of the kids books, and then comes to the BOOK of Games.
Nasty Checker Woman: Oh, this isnt right.
ME: (not saying anything, just waiting for her to say something else, or explain)
Nasty Checker Woman: Yeah, this is not the correct price.
ME: (still silent, just waiting, becoming confused...)
Nasty Checker Woman: We dont sell games for this price.
ME: It was in the book section
Nasty Checker Woman: Well, its wrong, this price is not the right one
The hub: (getting a little annoyed) Its a GoodWill sticker, see?
Nasty Checker Woman: Yes, I know..but its wrong, we dont price our games this way.
ME: (getting annoyed) It was in the book section, and obviously someone did price it this way.
Nasty Checker Woman: (shakes her head)
ME: Well, thats OK I dont need it. (I wasnt ticked off yet, it just wasnt worth the wait, Im very busy)
Nasty Checker Woman: (Heavy sigh) Ill give it to you for the price (nastier tone now)
Me: (Now Im mad) Well, yeah, you should it was priced that way
Nasty Checker Woman: (shakes head)
ME: Its not like I changed the price tag, this is Goodwill, for heavens sake.
At this point, if I were her and I wasnt implying that the customer was tag switching, I would have apologized and said that I wasnt meaning to imply that. Nasty Checker Woman did NO such thing.
I pay her, grab my bag and say: Nice people skills, by the way.
A lady behind us nods and gives me the thumbs up. We leave. The hub and I are CRACKING up outside because we just.can.not.believe.it. The lady in the line behind us catches up to us and says:
"Good for you, not putting up with that crap, accusing you of stealing, what a b%$#@"
I like her. She looks like an old hippie, and she is on MY side. I want to go have coffee with her. Instead I get in the van, the top of my head still smoking.