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For some reason, I find myself thinking about a certain joke (not suitable to be repeated on a family board), involving a genie granting a wish, that manages to be dirty, and to offend a minimum of two ethnicities, all at the same time.
Lol I know exactly the joke you are talking about :p
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I put my time in retail for 11 years.  There is a reason things go on sale 10 for $10.  People think they have to buy 10 to get the deal.  They cannot figure out they are a buck a piece and only need to buy one.

I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.
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Oh.My.Goodness...A customer just complained about me at work. I manage a grocery store bakery and do custom work at home. This lady comes in, whips out her phone, and shows me this 3 tier, Great Gatsby themed cake complete with fondant hat, pearls, silver piping and black 20's style silhouettes and askes if my store bakery can do it. I said I was the only one who would even attempt it but there were 2 problems, one, my store doesn't do that kind of thing, and doesn't have the materials to do it for that matter, and two, she wants it on a day I will be gone for vacation

I told her my store can't do it and if I did it at home, I would charge $400 for it. She gave me a sour look, said "That's okay, thank you." Then proceeded to go to my manager and complain that my price was unreasonable! For a PRIVATE commission! My boss just shook his head. Un-effing-believable.

 

 

hahahahahahahahahahaha

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Luna, I LOVE this!!
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I've had it happen several times where a customer is unhappy, even furious, because the colors on the cake weren't exactly the colors on her partyware.

Like her guests are going to be like, "Honey, you know I love you, but...I just can't eat this cake....it...it, well...just doesn't match the plate."

 

Luna, I love this!!
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Oh my God, I can't believe he'd have the nerve to say that! My teenaged son would die of embarrassment if he worked as a cashier and had to ring tampons up!

I had another roommate once (one guy out of four roommates) who always asked us to let him go to the store to buy tampons etc for us. He got a big kick out of buying feminine hygiene products for some reason. I think he liked pretending that he was married and his wife had sent him. We told him that he was a freak.
You'd think they'd be trained, especially at a drug store, to ignore what people buy.

Your roommate story is great! That is the one thing that my husband will not ever do for me. Never, ever, ever.


LOL! My husband went to Sam's Club on Monday and got the 58 pack of feminine hygiene products, and even shopped by the "per Piece" price to get the better deal. When he cam home with the jumbos, he said, "No problem, I still have the receipt," and took them back and got the regulars on Tuesday. He knows everyone knows they are not his, so he doesn't see the big deal in taking his time buying them, and then taking them back to customer service and exchanging them icon_wink.gif

Right now he is at the store buying 6 bags of frozen peas, only. We are laughing, wondering if anyone knows what he is in store for tomorrow, by looking at his purchases icon_wink.gif
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Ewww, I don't want to know.

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When we moved my inlaws to a nursing home near us, we became their servants. I told my husband that when we did the shopping, he could be in charge of buying his mother's depends for women, and I'd buy his father's depends for men. That way nobody would think they were for us. He was very happy to agree to that arrangement.

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When we moved my inlaws to a nursing home near us, we became their servants. I told my husband that when we did the shopping, he could be in charge of buying his mother's depends for women, and I'd buy his father's depends for men. That way nobody would think they were for us. He was very happy to agree to that arrangement.
LOL!
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I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.

Everywhere I've ever shopped, when it's that kind of deal, you do have to buy 10. That's not stupid. The deal is buy 10 and pay $10, not buy them for $1 each.

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Originally Posted by nutcase68 View Post

I put my time in retail for 11 years.  There is a reason things go on sale 10 for $10.  People think they have to buy 10 to get the deal.  They cannot figure out they are a buck a piece and only need to buy one.

I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.


And the thing is, even if there *is* a minimum purchase for the deal, and it's *not* a buck apiece, the worst-case scenario is that you get charged full price. And not getting a deal on a carton of ice cream because you fell short of a minimum purchase requirement is not exactly the same thing as a hotel trying to charge "rack" instead of the agreed-upon rate (which happened to me once; thankfully, I always carry every last scrap of paperwork, including proof of prepayment, even if the hotel is one where I'm a regular guest. It was the Chicago Loop "W" hotel; after that profoundly unpleasant stay, in a dinky room that was filled with oversized furniture, that was overpriced even at the agreed-upon rate, I [1] told my travel agent that if she ever needed to book me into lodgings with a one-letter name, she should put me in the "Y", and [2] stopped doing business with "W," or any of Starwood's other brands, for that matter).

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Off topic but...Years ago, when I still lived in New England, we were getting a hurricane. My company shut down and sent everyone home. The whole area was like a ghost town. Everyone closing up and bunkering down (hurricanes pretty rare in MA). I stopped at CVS on my way home to pick up tampons and the teenaged boy at the register said "I bet you're glad we're still open"!! It's a hilarious story now but oh, I was so mortified at the time.

Sweet_cakes, I think the picture is perfect!
He seemed understanding lol.
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Originally Posted by mcaulir View Post

Everywhere I've ever shopped, when it's that kind of deal, you do have to buy 10. That's not stupid. The deal is buy 10 and pay $10, not buy them for $1 each.

The store I was shopping at did not have that rule. I felt stupid because I was a know it all 16 year old with the ad in my hand telling my mom I had to buy ten.
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Originally Posted by thelittlecakery View Post

I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.

When we first moved to the US my husband was convinced you had to buy 10 too. I think I was too lazy to worry about it so bought only 2 or 3 and realized how it worked when I checked the receipt. He never does that!
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