Monday, December 8, 2008

Did she just ask that?

I spent the better part of my morning wandering all over creation in search of some reasonably priced Christmas decorations.

I made the usual round through Hobby Lobby where I found all the Christmas decor on sale for 50% off! I walked away with all the makings for family stockings, miniature ornaments for two small trees and the possibility of having a cute lighted garland across the kitchen bar.

See, for a second there I had you all fooled that I might actually know something about decorating a home, without professional help. *snicker*

I do watch HGTV. Sometimes. That DOES count. Or not.

Next stop, Michael's, where I wandered around aimlessly for 30 minutes before making a final decision on what I thought was cute Christmas ribbon and floral wire. Which, in my mind, these two items should go together. They may not. I'm not sure.

As if I was not overwhelmed by the first two stores, I was a glutton for punishment and entered the DOLLAR TREE Zone! Wooooo! You just never know what you are going to get and what condition that store will be in.

Let me just say, Christmastime is not the time to wander around this store. However, I did find a few more cute decorating items for just a buck a piece. I waited patiently in line behind Thelma and Eunice and for their 17 bazillion items to be counted, the tax to be added and for Congress to pass a bailout package to help these dear women pay for today's purchase.

As I got to the checkout counter with my 6 measly items I hear from behind me....."Hey ma'am can you tell me what the price is for this?"

I looked at my cashier and with eye contact alone I verified THAT conversation just happened. I think I did a pretty good job keeping myself composed, but, oh man was it tough. I might have actually let out a small snort. To which the cashier responded, "people ask that ALL the time."

Really?! Funny how one question can make your whole day!


Leigh said...


Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Hee-hee! I honestly think people check their brains at the door when they shop sometimes.

My eyes would have probably rolled so far back into my head they'd have gotten stuck.

Valarie Lea said...

I expect pictures of this decorating!

Dollar Tree is a nightmare this time of year! I think you should have turned around and told them you thought is was $2.00, see if they believe you, which I am sure they probably would. Funny thing though, Thelma and Eunice were at my Dollar Tree the other day!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Aw, you saw Thelma & Eunice at your store too! They really get around. Everytime I've been in the Dollar Tree at least one person asks that! So funny...great post.

littletoesandcheerios said...

I just read Valarie's comment! They travel fast!!!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

now that's humorous!

Pix plz!

Shannon ( said...

I always use to laugh at that commercial where people were asking the dollar store clerk the price and he says, "For you, one dollar." I never thought that people actually asked that! Hilarious!!
Happy decorating!

Kirby3131 said...

All of my decorations are in a storage area - I keep wondering if it would just be easier to buy new lol

I'll remember NOT to go to the dollar store and if I do, I'll remember where I'm shopping and not ask that question (which I'm sure I've asked before. I'm just dorky enough to do that!)

Well Behaved Krissy said...

HAHAH! I get this all the freakin time (using Dustbunny's word there). Every store I go to EVERY STORE it can be Ann Taylor Loft or Dollar General and by gosh someone will ask me somethign specific to that store. I guess I just look like I might be friendly enough to work there. Sheesh.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

SERIOUSLY? That is too funny.

jennifer said...

I had an experience like that! And you are right just one moment can make the day better!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

You are a brave woman to tackle those three stores in one trip!
And hey! What's up with the wandering? Me too! I wandered Michael's last week and after 45 minutes left with ribbon. Just ribbon. I can never make up my mind. Like I have time to just be happily wandering!
Thelma and Eunice weren't at my dollar tree, it was Gertrude and her hubs Marvin. Their cart was FULL. And Gertrude said "We can never get out of here without spending fifty dollars." Fifty dollars???!!! That's a lot of wandering around that store!