I am so close to finishing all my Christmas shopping, a fact thathas left eventhe Egyptian Pharoahsreeling with shock. I have had it planned for months though…I WILLNOT TO BUY ANYTHING AFTER 11th DEC!!!! (when the children break up). On Saturday I went with eldest to chose hera pair of boots for Christmas, something that I cannot reallydofor her, she is too oldnowto wear anything that I might like/wear or be partial to. Anyway we found whatsheliked and I asked the shopkeeper to hold the boots forus until Monday, he kindly agreed and I pretended to eldest that I wouldhave to return on Mondayas I did not havea credit cardon me and thathopefully the boots would still be there. That’s about the limit ofher Christmaspresent surprise, wondering whether Imight make it back to the shop in time to buy the last pair of her favourite bootsor not.
TodayI didpop back to the shop to collectour held goods, except that this morning the boots were priced at £10 more than they had been on Saturday! I naively presumed that the shopkeeperwould let me have them for the price that they had been when I had effectively bought them 48 hours earlier but NO, to mystunned amazementthe little weasleinsisted that I pay the new price, even thoughhe fully acknowledged that the price hadrisen on Saturday evening.He wouldn’t budge, not even a smile or a sorry, just a take it or leave it Madam attitude,he thought thathe had me by the short and curlies (the long and blonde curlies!)……. No No No NO NO NO NO!!!!
I gavehim my mobile number and in no uncertain terms explainedthat I was now going home to call the local newspaperin order to report thisstory. Igavehim10 minutes to decide whether this was the kind of publicitythat heyearned forand left the shop, absolutely furious at the betrayal and greed of these people. I got a pathetic callno more than 5 minutes later agreeing to let me have the bootsfor the original price. So, I walked back in, paid the original priceand will never go back. Idiots, for 10 greedy quid they have lost a customer forever and if it wasn’t for the fact that they were the only pair in Spa Townthat eldest had set her heart onI wouldn’t have dreamt of going back tobuy the boots from the same shop, but I wasn’t going to cut off my nose to spiteeldests face.
1 – 0 to us,don’t you thinkgirls?