Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Upright and made it to and from the ranch

without the resulting dead bodies I had plotted against. I am truly a country girl to the core...I had to go into the city, not Seattle but more towards Everett, either way it is the same result...If I had a working radio in the 2 seat er things would not have been so bad. I could have cranked up a cd and pretend that I was in the world alone. I tried to make my mind list while behind the wheel but mostly I tried to figure out how all these people got their drivers licences as well as why they had to be on my planet...at the very least why this close to me...I had estimated how long things may or may not take and the results clearly did not mesh with the time I had planned. I did make it to mom and dads with the Mothers day present...the real treat was I had Pork chops and a pile of Yukon golds with more butter than should be allowed. Anyway back to the plot....I had returned to the location that put me on I-5, I figured that if I left later the dumb ones would be long gone off to work or whatever location they would have to be ..no such luck..it turns out that stupidity does not care the hour nor location...I had finished my task and was heading towards Ang's place when I got the phone call I had been waiting for ( some 3 weeks) anyway I turned the car around and headed towards a little shop. Spent a whopping 7 minutes then headed across the street...

WARNING: Do not go to Arlington,Washington if you are thinking that the majority of people who work in the little shops are going to be smart or nice. My first stop from said call was just fine...I then crossed the street to an antique shop where Ms. I'm on the phone and cranky panties glared at me for disturbing her personal call. The welcome sign was clearly a giant lie....I waited for several minutes for her to finish the call all the time old cranky angry looking woman staring me down. No you'd think that with the antique shop being well over 3000 square feet I'd have found someplace to duck from her anode looks...I should have just walked away...but the little item in the window was coming with me PERIOD! I am one stubborn girl and tough as they come....But I was steaming frustrated by the time the exchanges had happened. I finally asked if I could move a cardboard box and get a few things from the window....Response was ( angry undertones added here) "WHY, do you want something? " Yes I want those several things there, me pointing over the box...She started to remove the one thing that stood between me and the find....I said I would take x,y and z....then she barked at me with " you did not look at it close enough, you don't even know how much it is!!" I said " is this not for sale because I do see a price tag, right here" Well I continued to the back of the store, misses cranky panties returned to the counter to bark at a young couple and then another patron...by the time I was done I had a pile loaded up on the counter...topping totals over $165.00 I presented my debit card...At which point she took her evil finger and pointed then thumped the counter....We do not take credit cards! Check or cash period!!!I looked at her with shock..and " Are you kidding me? You have some 10,000 items in this store and you do not take debit cards? Okay so I pulled out the cash I had and she said to me " well I hope you have enough!!!" I know I should have walked out of there then and there..but I trying to muster up kindness was trying so hard not to explode!!!! I asked her to start over again...And she said no she would take off what I did not want....I added the amount in my head (65.00 + tax) her total came to 112.00 I informed her she was wrong... I asked her to start over again and she was mad!!! ( I should have walked out to for the second time) I was really working hard for her sake...Okay now then there are no other customers as she has ran them off...( REALLY) and I am trying to be "loving Anne" in my ways....I did complete my purchase but was disappointed that I had experienced her....I then drove towards our place....trying to calm myself down by going on the small windy back road.Even that did not help...I have half a mind to call the owner and let her know what is going on over there....In the mean time the things I got for mom at the other store are perfect and mum loved them, although I still have not found the French dance girls that I have hunted for some 6 months.....So I feel that I did okay by not hurting anyone....I tried my best! In hindsight I should have just walked out!!!

4 comments:

Ang said...

who are you and what have you done to my farm fairy

Loving Annie said...

Farm Fairy,
In my opinion, you were very restrained and well behaved.

Loving Anne in that particular situation would have been tempted to wave with her middle finger, make a remark under her breath about senile and witchy old people, and stomped out.

(Of course, I wouldn't have done ANY of them, but boy oh boy oh boy would I have been thinking all three of them !!!!)

Sometimes you just get so taken aback by someone's rudeness -- and may want something you've seen so badly -- that you get buffaloed. It almost doesn't hit you how truly horrible they are until you walk out.

I would most certainly write a letter to the owner about your experience. (If you are really lucky, she'll be the owner, and be fuming about the truths in your letter for MONTHS ! hee-hee.)

Farm Wife said...

Should have just walked out?! I think you should be cannonized for not leaping across the counter and knocking her front teeth out just for sport!!

Write that letter, girl! The owner will thank you. Who knows how much business they're loosing thanks to miss crabby pants.

Lauren said...

Wow. Miss crabby pants needs to take customer service 101.