I’m so excited, the weather is getting warmer and I see tiny green buds poking through the ground! I’m buying bulbs and roots to plant, and planning where to move my blackberries (they are growing into the neighbor’s yard right now). I bought some new Peonies and Day Lilies to add to my perennial collection. They’re going to be gorgeous!
On the down side, I had to make a trip to Walmart. While I was shopping they made an announcement that all St. Patrick’s Day items were now 75% off. I had picked up a few things on my way in, so, I went back up to the store to see if they had done a price adjustment. The management person told me, "Oh, the red tag price reflects the 75% off…. um, no, it didn’t. I told her that regular price was 10.00 and they were marked 5.00… which is obviously not 75% off. She (in a snotty tone) asked me how I knew it was regularly priced 10.00… I reached over and tore off the red tag sticker and under it was the regular price of… 10.00! (Don’t mess with me and bargains)
She said she would have to get a person there to change the prices… 20 minutes later, no one. Another management person comes by, I give him the run down. He again tried to persuade me that they were indeed marked 75% off…. AGAIN I show him they aren’t. He leaves to confer (with probably no one) and comes back to say, that indeed most things were 75% off, but not these clothes. He then starts to take down the 75% off signs…. Being the nice guy that he is (sarcasm) he will let me and the other lady with me, have 75% off because there were signs up (and that lady who kept announcing it over the intercom). A few minutes later a department head comes up and tells me that her part of the clothing was indeed already marked 75% off…. UMMMM NO, it’s NOT. She assures me that they are. I asked her, "OK what was the original price on these pants.." She says, $11.50. The pants were marked 3.50… which AGAIN is not 75% of 11.50. There were some boxers which were regular price 5.00 and she had marked them 1.75… AGAIN, not 75% off. What really made me mad was, I had to get my cell phone out and show them the math. They were not inclined to try and figure it out or take my word that they didn’t know what the heck they were doing. Plus, if the clothing was only 50% off, why did she run over to say her’s were already marked 75% off? HUH? HUH?
What really scares me is, these are people that Walmart hires, and they are incapable of doing simple math, even with a calculator and it being part of their job! Heaven help us all!
OK, Whew, rant over! BIG HUGS, (It’s SPRING, It’s SPRING!!!!) Steph