Today I made a jump on my Christmas shopping. Hey, it’s not even December yet, for me this is EARLY! I dragged my butt out of my warm and cozy house and headed to Canadian Tire to pick up a little something that has been on a certain someone’s wish list for two whole years. (now that is all I’m saying in case that certain someone gets all nosey like and decides to read this blog)
So there I was, lost in Canadian Tire, because clearly this Sassy Mama does not know her drill bits from her trampoline covers when I FOUND the object of desire. To steal a saying from Grey’s Anatomy, I had myself a sweet 30 second dance party. Not at all awkward for the young man helping me.
I slugged this super heavy object into my cart, because young man was so shocked by my 30 second dance party he clearly forgot his manners and did not offer to lift the 45 pound box, and then headed out in search of Drano. Oh yes, the life of a domestic goddess. Clogged gross sinks equals desperate need for magic thick liquid to wash it all away.
I approached the cashier with my giant Christmas gift, only knocking over one display along the way, and began my usually peppering of questions. “If this is the wrong product can I return it? This is a Christmas gift, can you mark the receipt to reflect this please? How many days after Christmas will I have to make a return or exchange?” Got my answers, paid for the Christmas gift and made my way out to my car.
I once again struggled with this big old box as I tried to shimmy the package from the cart into my backseat without hurting my back, scratching my car or dropping the gift. Victory! Second 30 second dance party of the day. And then…I saw the two bottles of Drano. A quick double check of my receipt confirmed that I had NOT paid for the magic liquid that had been hidden under the coveted gift. Sigh. Locked the car and headed back into the store to pay for the items the cashier missed.
Yes, I went back in and paid for the items. This was met with a little shock? A bit of awe and more then a couple of Thank You’s from the staff. Um, I was just doing the right thing. I’m not a thief.
So here is my question to you. What would you have done? Would you have gone back and paid the $8.03 for two bottles of Drano? Any other “goodie two shoes” out there?
Oh and FYI, I’d do it again, it just felt right.