Waiting for the bus today, I decided to make a quick stop at the “Gourmet Chef” store to pick up a much-needed tea kettle. (My husband, Brian, and I had trashed my little 2-cup bachelorette one by melting the plastic spout cover and sealing the damn thing shut.) Yesterday, I had already dutifully scoped it out and later did a few price comparisons online. OXO was definitely the way to go! Coupon in hand, I marched in to make full use of my 5 precious minutes before the bus’s arrival… I grabbed it ready to go but then was shocked by the price tag. $59.99!!!!??? What the..? For some reason, I had $39.99 burned into my brain. Wishful thinking, I guess. I was so disappointed. Was it still worth it?
After some tedious questions and inspection by the cashier and her manager, I did it! I scored an extra 10% off in addition to my 20% off coupon! Yippppeeeeee! Just when I thought I was causing a scene and feeling ghetto while I was at it… (I did in fact look like a bag lady today.) The deal was done! “Sure,” just like that, the manager just ordered the cashier to do it. I didn’t even have to try very hard!
As I stood in line for the bus, I was beaming ear to ear. I normally would never have tried to do that. I don’t know what possessed me. Probably tax time and the need to save every damn dime…. It was so Filipino of me!!!! I should call my mom and tell her.