Once upon a time for Christmas I got a coat from Kohl’s. It was cute, green, and I don’t actually own a coat (although I live in Phoenix so that’s not a big deal) what it wasn’t was the correct size.
So I went to exchange it for the right size today to find there weren’t any in the right size. When I decided to return it instead I was told by the cashier that through whatever messed up Kohl’s system that I didn’t understand I could either take $19 cash or $58 store credit… except the catch about the store credit was that it had to be one item that was exactly $58, not a penny more, not a penny less. The apathetic sales clerk looked at me with her glazed over look and, without stopping the incessant chomping on her gum said “Well, you better take the $19. It’s point to be a huge pain to try and find something exactly $58. Too bad.”
To which I responded “Really Kohl’s?!?! REALLY!?!? Them’s fightin’ words! You think you can screw me out of damn near $40?!?!?! Oh it’s OOOOOON BITCHES!” (Ok, those may not have been my exact words… but it was exactly what I ment.)
I searched through that whole freaking store for almost two hours, and you know what the interesting thing about Kohl’s is? They have a whole lotta stuff for $57. They also have a whole lotta stuff for $59. Do you know what they have for $58? Exactly one pair of bootcut jeans and one incredibly ugly sweater. That’s it.
So I got me a pair of bootcut jeans. And Kohl’s can suck it. Because nobody is screwing me and my borderline OCD level frugality out of damn near $40.
And I mean nobody!