Tuesday, February 16, 2010

To the bone cold...

No joke, my bones feel bitter cold, it is currently 18 degrees, and dark out..it is night. I had to run to Walmart, because I was out of tissues, mascara, foundation, fruit, etc....I was very cold loading those groceries into the car....

I am one of those people that once I get cold, I do not seem to recover from it. Perhaps because I am sitting on my butter...and not doing laundry, or running around here cleaning.

I broke down and turned on the fireplace, and I will head to a bubble bath here soon!

Let me see, we are busy here. Nothing crazy this week steady. Which is fine, no unexpected bumps.

The fridge needs to be cleaned out. (while I am thinking of it)

We finally broke down and drove to Omaha yesterday and went to Nebraska Furniture Mart. We have been many, many times. Usually it is sooo crowded it is impossible to shop. What I like about Nebraska Furniture Mart, the prices cannot be beat. What I do not like, the size and set up. They have a normal storeroom, you know the little living areas etc... However lets say you do not like the coffee table that is with your set, you have to go to the coffee table section, and then wonder what it will look like. I have said this before I am not a decorator. I know nothing of color or balance, etc. all I know is what I like. I finally think I have thrown something together, which will be sort of snazzy, with actually grown up nice furniture. I had a lot of furniture picked out....went to pay, and the darn salesman could not get his poop in a group. We walked out. Long story short, the salesman did not listen to me say "we are limited on time, I need SKUs, prices, this fabric for this chair...etc....make it so PLEASE while we go find a bedroom set, we will be right back up with those SKUs". I came back up to find him empty handed. HOLY MOSES. Seriously? I tried to walk him through again, and let him catch up with us, he still had no sales slip. HE had a scratch paper, no prices....I said, we have cash, we want to pay, we want a discount for paying today too please." He kept going on about coordinating delivery times, etc...We finally told him, "write it up, we will be in later this week, we will pay for it today, but if we do not leave we will be late. (SR had his BoyScout blue and Gold banquet) seriously we do not have time for this part, we can do this later this week." 10 times he asked for delivery coordination. Ughhh finally said....."Now you are pissing me off"....We walked out with no furniture. I called and spoke with a manger today, they are going to make it right, and DH will go in this week, to walk someone through our items again..Ughh. Let me say, I am cheap, I do not like spending money, I hate to. I really dislike permanent purchases like furniture, and home decor too. Because really once you make the decision, it is done for a long time. I do not replace it frequently etc...

So when I offer to hand you over money...take it

5 comments:

Kathi said...

Bummer.I hate to shop.I would have never gone out for foundation and mascara.We get our funiture from AAFES...cheap and delivered when it gets here.I hate to shop.

Found your blog fro MilSpouse.Looks like you follow a lot of other milspouse blogs, I'll have to check those out.

P.S.How was the Banquet?Our oldest son is in CubScouts...it's neat, all the stuff he's doing...Pinewood Derby's in a few weeks!

Guard Wife said...

I cannot believe a salesperson in this godawful economy wouldn't be all over someone trying to hand him actual, real live MONEY.

What a moron.

I certainly hope he doesn't make commission on your sale as he cost you time, energy and blood pressure.

Guard Wife said...

I cannot believe a salesperson in this godawful economy wouldn't be all over someone trying to hand him actual, real live MONEY.

What a moron.

I certainly hope he doesn't make commission on your sale as he cost you time, energy and blood pressure.

Matt Parrish said...

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Matt Parrish

ptg said...

I used to like shopping there when old Mrs. Blumkin, the founder, still worked the floor. She knew what she had paid for everything. No matter what you wanted, it was "on sale' that day. I bought from her on numerous occasions, until her wretched kids took over and sold the place to horrible Warren Buffet.