What a learning curve. It took me ten minutes to find a place to sign in to wordpress. I could read my blog, but couldn’t find a place to log in and actually use my blog.
And then I couldn’t figure out how to actually create a post. Still haven’t figured out how to add people to a blogroll or whatever it is that takes the place of a neighborhood here.
But here I am.
All because I had to gripe. Well, and it was blog or clean my kitchen or study and my study guide is lame.
Went to Staples this morning. I had a gift card in the amount of ten dollars. Whoo hoo, I know. But hey, my son needed a few more school supplies and Walmart was out. So was Staples. (I mean, why stock enough looseleaf to supply the entire town during the first weeks of school?)
I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to actually add up my purchases, right? So I played it safe and bought the cheap paper folders rather than the more expensive plastic folders, etc, in order to stay under my ten dollars, right?
Got to the check out.
The checker hands me my receipt, puts the gift card in a drawer, and tells me to have a good day. I stare at her. She stares back.
“Do I get change or something?”
“No, that’s all there was on the card.”
There was exactly seven dollars and sixty six cents on my gift card?
Right…. How very prescient of the gift giver to have known that exact amount.
I didn’t want to argue with the twit, and it was a matter of less than three dollars, right? But then I realized that I could have bought the vinyl folders. I could have bought that package of highlighters I kind of needed, but didn’t get because I didn’t really need and didn’t want to go over the ten dollars.
I have to admit I feel a little cheated.
Hats off to the Moses Lake Staples, because they won’t be getting anything else from me if I can help it.