Sunday, December 21, 2008

In Which I Turn a Year Older and Hate on Pier 1

Yesterday was my birthday. Despite the general dread of being one year closer to 40, (full disclosure - I'm now 37) it went pretty well. The best part was my husband's present - a laptop! Yes, I have been blogging and shopping from Ye Olde Desktoppe. But those days are over. I have had this thing in my lap for most of the past 24 hours. My children - they will probably be neglected while I delight in laptoppiness. My house - well, it's already neglected, but it obviously is not going to get any better this week. Hopefully the threat of houseguests the day after Christmas will allow me to get up and do some laundry or dust. But don't count on it.

In other news, whaddup with the bitchy sales staff at Pier 1? I went in the other day to pick up an ornament or two for my book club's ornament swap. I ended up buying three ornaments and took them to the counter. The sales lady looked at me with total disdain and said, "Is that all the ornaments your tree will hold"? It was so rude that I couldn't even initially respond. I finally said, through gritted teeth, "No, MY tree is full. These are for an ornament exchange, bitch". OK, I didn't say bitch, but it was implied in my tone, trust me. On what planet would anyone say this to anyone else, much less an employee to a customer!!! Probably be awhile before I stick my head in there again.

5 comments:

lisagh said...

happy belated birthday!

enjoy the laptop - what a great gift.

pink green & southern said...

Happy Birthday! I too am over rude retailers.

Well I Do Declare said...

Hope you had a great Birthday (minus the Pier One rudeness...)!!!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

OMG!! I love your blog! I am so glad you commented on mine so I could find you!! Girl , happy birthday. I am 38, we hotties need to keep each other sassy! xoxoox

Tickled Pink And Green said...

No wonder Pier 1 isn't doing well! (just read that in some business mag)....