Monday, December 21, 2015

Getting tricked into shopping extravaganza -

Yesterday we went to Toys R Us to pick up one Wii game as a gift for Christmas. A Wii game is about the size of a paperback book. When my wife and I walked in the store she said, "Get a shopping cart." I asked, "What do I need a shopping cart for to get one small toy?" She said, "Because you never know." 

We then began a two hour shopping adventure examining dozens of toys, price checking and finally buying nearly a full cart-full of stuff. Of course it was all on sale. 

At check out, with a long long line behind us, the young clerk asks, "Would you like to sign up for a credit card and get an additional 25% off?" I said, No!. My wife said, "Why not?" I said, "Because I don't need another credit card." She said, "But it's 25% off." I said, "Okay then put it in your name." She said, "I can't. I already have a Toys R Us credit card." 

So I agreed, and while standing in line I had to give my social security number, my mother's maiden name, my full address, my drivers license number, my annual income and more. Everyone behind us in the long line got very pissed off and left, until there was absolutely no one behind us in line. But I got 25% off. So fuck them. Merry Christmas!