Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Step back, lady

Happy Tuesday you sassy people, you!

I got up around 8:30am and got some work in before the clouds rolled in and the Mr came down.  He was looking at some shoes and I had some stuff I wanted to look at so we decided to make it a shopping day.  We wandered around covering two miles according to my pedometer.  I got a Christmas plate and we replaced two skillets that are kaput.  I thought it was a pretty good deal getting a 10" and 12" skillet for $50.  (affiliate link)

We went to a high falootin' store after buying those at Crate and Barrel and the Mr was looking at the Calphalon sets they had there while I looked at some Christmas stuff.  I went over and we were looking to see we if got a good deal because this place sold the same sizes for $100.  Apparently, that was the woman's cue to run over and ask if we needed help.  We politely declined and she started asking if we needed pans.  I said no we'd just bought some and she started snooping in my bag and said "oh, those are the old ones, these are much better.  You should actually get these."  Um, you should actually back the eff up because I'm not above flicking someone pawing through my bag and skillet "shaming" me square in the forehead.  Step back, lady.

We came home and my legs were killing me (they are SO screwed up again now) and we hit the proverbial wall so we napped...for an hour.  Then we did some shopping online from stuff we tried on because we knew we could get cash back through Ebates.  I know I've said it before but seriously, consider Ebates if you're a big online shopper.  They don't sell your information, they just split the commission if you use their website to shop on qualifying sites.  I just got $27 yesterday and in total over the years, I've gotten $730 back.  That's money that would've gone to the merchant and not back to me!  I don't think so!  I've gotten money back when booking our hotels and property rentals too.  If you use my referral link, if you sign up, spend $25, you'll get an extra $10 back in addition to the cash back you'll get from your purchase.  Not bad!  If you're down with Cyber Monday, they ALWAYS have double cash back from a ton of merchants.  I actually got 3% cash back the other day from buying a gift card!  Stepping off my Ebates soapbox.  😆

Because we putzed around, we ate a little late but it was worth it.  Homemade fish and chips with green beans.  Then the Mr put on some classic 70's and 80's Christmas commercials because he knows how to warm my cockles.  (That's what she said.)  We watched this show called "Epic" that showed people's epic massive RV's and just how many people in this country have stupid money.  Then, before we knew it, it was 10pm and the day was gone.  Pffft.

What are your favorite classic holiday commercials?  (This is one of mine.)

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  1. Yeah that lady was ridiculous. Pan-shaming us as if we were just going to buy hers based on her word alone that they were worth an extra $50. I mean, who just returns a purchase to spend more money because of what one eager salesperson says anyway? She must think she's a master salesperson or something. Then when she realized she wasn't getting anywhere with us she was done and walked away rather quickly. Kind of funny actually.

  2. She probably has a quota and was stressing out over it. Still though, snooping in your bag is so not ok. I would have been furious. Personal bubble lady, stay the eff out of it.

    I love that Folgers commercial too. It always made me smile. I wish they would bring it back.

  3. I'm a Coupon Cabin gal and have gotten just under $500 so far, which has come in so handy, knowing I have money sitting in my account for another purchase.

    That lady should NEVER have touched your bags. That's completely unprofessional and she could have easily done her sales pitch without actually touching anything. Sheesh.

    There was a commercial a few years ago that I think had to do with a phone and taking pictures. It centered around a surly teenager who "appeared" to be uninterested in family gatherings but was actually taking pictures and presented them as a gift to his grandma, I believe. Makes me cry every time. And any of the Budweiser Horses with the sleigh bells hit me hard, especially the one with the horse's former owner and him reconnecting at a parade (bawl), and another with a dog and a snowman. Happy sigh....


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