Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Disorderly shopping conduct-

It's been a big shopping week. Yesterday, I jostled my way thru an embarrassingly large amount of Paton's Katrina at Elann. There'd been so much press, I was sure it was gonna be a five minute sell-out. I am anxiously awaiting a lovely white box.

While I was waiting for my yarn to come up, I aimlessly wandered over to the Body Shop. Juba----lation-my discontinued perfume oil is back in stock. I
can quit hoarding a little bottle I bought on clearance in 1998. By the time I figured out it was fabulous, it was gone!

I've spent the better part of the past two days trying to order a birthday gift for DSD #2. Dooney and Bourke can kiss my butt. I called the Dallas store and checked to see what was on sale. "You'll have to come in, we won't ship sale items." When I explained that that wasn't a quick jaunt for me, she "relented", but she wasn't all that helpful. She wasn't gonna really give me any idea of what was on sale, besides "summer colors". The conversation ended with her saying "Call me back when you know what you want." I KNEW what I wanted, I just wanted to find something on sale. So no joy there. Then, I called James Avery Jewelers, to get the alternative gift, a charm bracelet. They had what I wanted, everything was peachy...."It will take 2 weeks to get that (ONE!) charm soldered on." Never mind, I could drive to the store and get it done on the spot.

By this time, I was starting to get a little pissy-I had 100.00 that no one was interested in! I realize it's not the WORLD, but it's more than a key-ring. I ACCIDENTALLY found
CharmN Jewelry which turned out to be lucky. They had a Maltese cross charm AND the ASL sign for "I love you"!!! And it was cheaper. And they will ship Monday. WHEW!


Anonymous said...

Hey There
Got a break from work and am catching up on my blog reading. I'm about ready to quit - Are you hireing? Can I send you my resume?
see ya soon

Karin said...

Hey, Thanks for visiting and the encouragement on the socks - my sock KAL's have begun to exceed my enthusiasm! I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the Katrina - I've followed the Elannite chat and it sounds like a definite buy - if it lasts very long!
Karin, from Elann

Bri McStan said...

I love the gift you found and can't wait to hear about the arrival of Katrina. I held strong with my knitting needles to the fire on that one!!