I thought you all may want to see it.
So here it is. The aforementioned APPLE
It damn well better taste good…..
You see, I was all set to return these apples of gold. The plan was to stop by
Walmart the store on my way to Junior League bowling. It’s not really on my way, but it would be quicker and more efficient to go there and then take the kids bowling, rather than go there, come back home, then go bowling. So I warned the husband and kids that we would be leaving at 11:15 am so that we would have plenty of time.
At 11:15, we piled in the car, the kids with their bowling balls, the husband with his IPad, and me with my apples.
“Need anything from town?” my husband asked as he started to turn away from town towards the direction of the bowling center.
“Ummm… no,” I answered, “but we need to go through town to go to the store.”
“You mean we are going all the way to the store to return the apples? Is it really worth it? I mean, how much would they have cost if they were priced correctly? Wouldn’t we be burning that much in gas?”
Then I got the lecture about businesses and how the smart ones learn to cut their losses before they end up further in the hole.
As the lecture went on, I slunked further in my seat, crossed my arms, chewed my gum a little more fiercely, and stared out the window.
“I mean, I’ll take you there if you want, but I think you should just keep the apples, enjoy them, and know that you got screwed,” he continued.
“Nevermind,” I shot back.
“It’s just the principle of it,” I said. “I know we’d be losing money or breaking even by going back there, but I was charged $1.57 per apple!!!! That’s ridiculous!”
So I lost that battle, and I’m still a little perturbed that I gave “that store” way more money than I should have. And I still may bring the receipt with me the next time I have real reason to go there, just to see if they were rung up correctly.
Until then, I’m kind of afraid to try the apples. What if they don’t meet the expectations I now have for them. They certainly don’t hold the luster they did when I thought they were cute, shiny little apples at 97 cents a pound.
I’ll have to wait one more day to find out. You see, I just got back from Bogart’s Smokehouse….. and my belly is full of pulled pork, brisket and coleslaw…. Don’t worry. I’ll share that story with you as well. 🙂