The sad, yet triumphant tale of how I nearly got my butt kicked at the Goodwill
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve blogged or commented. Ever since the first flu happened here, we’ve had about one person come down with it a week. Then my son went for round two. And this week, my youngest was home sick with a sore throat and fever on Monday, got sent home sick yesterday (this has now happened twice in two weeks, although it was a different child last week) and is home again today. Everyone will be fine, but it is definitely hampering my normal “schedule”.
Anyway, on to the important news. Yesterday, between times at work, I stopped by the Goodwill, and saw this baby, fully assembled but not yet priced. I flagged down the manager, and she told me it was $29.99. Would you believe I tried to haggle? She was firm on the price and said it had come from Target, and they had just put it together. I said I needed to call my husband, but I couldn’t get a hold of him.
Sophia has been begging me for a play kitchen for at least 3 years now, and it has just never been practical for one reason or another. As I dithered with myself over the price, I saw another woman examining the set closely. Fearful that I would lose the prize, I hurried to the front of the store and paid for it. I was given a sold form and the receipt and took them to the back to tape to the set.
You should have seen the look I got! The woman exclaimed, “This is mine!” I explained that I had already paid for it (thank goodness), and just then the manager brought this woman the original box. Luckily the manager backed me up, since I did have the receipt in hand. The other woman was NOT happy with me, but I’ll have to live with that. In some earlier stages in my life, I would have felt guilty.
But now I am just happy that my daughter’s big “Santa” gift is safely tucked away in the garage. She will be thrilled! I just looked this set up on Target’s website, and it is selling for $169! Of course, I would have had to pay tax and we would have had to assemble it ourselves.