I walked into the interior design/wallpaper shop and made my case. The clerk was happy to look up my account but was clear that after 90 days, they did not take returns. Sure enough, my 90 days were over back in December. So....OK...I didn't follow the rules...I understand that.
Not caring to bring an odd roll of wallpaper home to put in a cabinet just to throw away in 10 years, I said with a sigh in a defeated sort of way, "You just keep it...I'm not going to do anything with it but eventually throw it away." The clerk replied, "Alright then, well thank you so....wait...what??"
"You just keep it. I'm not going to use it so you just might as well try to sell it again," I repeated.
Another woman walked up behind the counter...I think she was the owner...and said, "Do we still have this pattern in stock...look and see." The clerk did and sure enough they still had it. While she wouldn't give me cash back, she did give me a store credit, which was hunky dory.
Shoot...I know I wasn't brilliant. I was just exhausted from a very busy week at work and didn't have any fight left in me. Still and all...I DID get my way didn't I?! Could it be that, in the right situation, PITIFUL works better than tough? Hmmmm...food for thought.
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Don't forget to mail your Valentine Swap packages!! Mine are going in the mail at lunchtime today!