Saturday, December 6, 2008

Where did I go?!

I can't describe what happened. I don't relaly know it myself. Perhaps it was the straw that broke the camel's back....Oh! Poor Camel!!!!

Anyway, all day I have sat their receiving condoloences as always from some very nice people, which is really a wonderful sweet thing that i do appreciate it. But, like nails on a chalkboard I am tired of hearing it. It really stinks. I am not worried about that though. It is what it is and I am not upset about any of it. Truly I am not. We are looking forward to our new life and new adventure. Even if business picked up we have already decided we don't want to go through this again.

I don't know what happened, but when a man held up a pair of Ostrich boots (normally $599.95 and on sale for 75% off...bring it down to $149.95). I have to also tell you that most of the exotic leather boots last nearly forever. I talked to one gentleman who told me his last ostrich boots lasted for 2 decades. That is 20 years people!!!! Anyway, when this man asked me if I could make him a better offer I about lost it. The Grinch snuck out and here is what I said in my cheeriest of cheerful voices: "Yes, sir. I'd love to make you a better deal. You see, being that you are really only paying 25% of what the worth of the boots really are and the fact that I am sitting here in a struggling economy trying to work my knuckles to the bone to put a roof over my head and food in my children's belly. It's not enough that I am giving you the 25% discount! Oh no! you have the nerve and audacity to ask me for a larger discount. So, yes, i will change the price for you. Instead of paying that horribly large price of $149.95 I will change it to $699.95 because I really care all about you!!!" He then informed me that the regular price was $100 less. to which I repled: "I know, I just applied an extra $100 charge for my irritation!!!"

Ooops!!! That was soooooo not Christlike.


Jan said...

Well you didn't stick your head in the sand like an ostrich on that one Tammy. But come on dude.

Cynthia said...

People have a lot of nerve and you got to see that yesterday. I don't blame you for losing it. We have our limits.

Jen said...

Hey, missed you today.
I am so glad you said something? Did he buy the boots???