Good Day, Bad day, a Horror Story and a Meal Plan… these are The Days Of My Life!!
What an awesome day today was – don’t you think?? I wish we could have today’s weather for the whole winter!! I mean since I am wishin’, I might as well wish big!!
I did a lot of shopping today even though I told myself I was going to work on “project clutter” – seriously, shopping is so much more my style!
A new good friend had these super cute clog – ?? type shoes on and told me she got them at Dollar General – seriously??LOL – so I have been on the hunt for my mammoth size 9’s for a few weeks now… This is how I came to realize DG costume jewelry was too cute as well – hahaha. Anyhow, decided to try Warsaw today and actually found them – yeah!! So cute and comfy for only $8… BARGOON!!! And yet again, another fine example of how I have changed – hahaha!!
I hit Save-a-lot with my $5/$25 coupon and scored frozen chicken breast for only $1.49# as well as apples for sauce – fresh from area farms – for only .59#. AND I scored a super awesome pancake and syrup candle, that smells as good as a yankee… for $4!!
The DG / Save-a-lot parking lot also housed a TimmyHo’s so got some awesome cappuccino for my Wal-Mart / Tops trip…. And headed over….
Walmart story forthcoming, but am skipping for now….
At TOPS, I got everything I wanted on my list for $65.00 (minus 500 gas points = $15 value) so $50 bucks!! NICE !! The family packs of ground chuck were about 4#s and ran around $9 each, so my order included 2 of those. I also got more of those holiday grapes I raved about as they were on sale for 1.77#…YUMMY!
Now you know it couldn’t all be so GREAT, so please allow me to highlight my WALMART SAGA for you, in a nut shell – here it is:
I am in a “battle” with WAL-MART right now over their customer service – go figure!! – but this was my whole reasonfor going to Warsaw today. This past week, walmart advertised these Compaq laptops – not netbooks – for $249…. During the week I called Batavia and they said they had tons, no biggie… so I went on Thursday and of course they had NONE!! And as nice as the clerk in electronics was about it, they did not offer me any help in finding others…. Friday was spent calling all over to find some and finally remembering Warsaw, I called there to discover yet again, “they had tons”…. Knowing better, I asked them first if I could do layaway over the phone, but of course that is not a possibility…not sure why still, but the young punk on the phone said he would hold 2 for me until Sat. afternoon! I gave my name and phone and told him I would be there Sat. and he assured me they would be behind the counter in electronics. Well, I was running late cuz I was at a baby shower so I called walmart to tell them I was still coming and You guessed it… no computers… they do not know what happened, there are not any computers available anywhere, they are not allowed to hold anything …blah, blah, blah…. Last night after stewing for hours, I called to speak to the manager and after holding for ever, I swear I got the same kid I originally spoke to who told me he would hold the computers… I asked again to speak to a manager and I got transferred to a young sounding girl who seriously had no clue, no customer service skill and apparently no common sense!! After going through my whole story again, I explained for the umpteenth time that I just wanted help finding at least one of these computers!!
“Oh just one?? We have one more here….” She says…. (WT-….– ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW??)
So I decide rather than having my head explode I would start fresh… “OH, you do?? – you are the absolute best!! I am so excited and so thrilled that you are able to help me…. Did I tell you yet that you are my savior??”
“TeeHee Heee… no problem… I will hold this one for you for sure MAAM” (I’ll friggen MAAM ya….)
So we make a hot date for me to pick up the one computer today… but you know the out come here, right?? Drove to Warsaw and THERE WAS NO COMPUTER FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So – rather “calmly” I explained the situation to the poor electronics sweetie of the day and told her I was not leaving until a computer was found for me… That poor girl called every store with in an hours radius…. No luck anywhere. Since she actually had tried to help me, I “calmly” suggested she contact a manager… The manager called her back on her phone and after hearing the whole story, told her to tell me they were sorry, there just wasn’t anything they could do!!! Electronic sweetie explains all this to me after of course hanging up with the manager and as smoke poured from my head, I asked her to “PLEASE GET THE MANAGER OVER HERE RIGHT NOW”…. Blah, blah, blah – yadda, yadda, yadda…. The manager then assured me she would order me two computers – no problem, she already had the order in, they will be here by the end of the week…. Could she just have my name and number and they will call me as soon as they come in!!
HHHHMMMM – what do you think the chances are that I am getting these computers?? My bet is that she just wanted me the heck out of that store!! I have calmed down and seriously do not mind that I missed the deal, I mind the horrid lack of customer service and being lied to REPEATEDLY!!!!!!!!!!! So – YES, this is not over – although I fear there is no good outcome – even if I get the computers, I ‘m not sure that is enough right now… I am soooo livid!! But YES, the computers would sure help!!
Sadly this is not my first bad experience with Walmart… any one else have a horror story??
Anyhow, I came home to happy kids doing homework and my wonderful husband doing dishes with the lasagna already made in the oven… WITH brownies cooling on the counter. Now – that is what really matters, so silly me for caring too much about that wrong things! RIGHT?? Yes!!
SERIOUSLY though… this wonderful family needs two of those damn computers from Santa this year!!!!!!!
My Weekly Meal Plan and this week’s craziness involves….
Monday: Boy Scouts… Grilled Chicken with/on a huge salad, and garlic toast from our Lasagna tonight.
Tuesday: Football and Cheerleading practice… Chili with Grilled Cheese (Grilled PB&J for the kids, it’s a favorite!!)
Wednesday: I work, so leftover lasagna for the family…
Thursday: Girl Scouts, Last Football Practice… Chili Dogs and French Fries
Friday: MY DAY OFF = YEAH…Boboli Pizzas and Chicken Wings
Saturday: Last football game of the season, and kids already have a hot date at Nana’s planned with all the cousins!! Since it’s a week before Kerry’s birthday we’ll do a nice dinner out – dare I say maybe the lights of Niagara Falls – you know the ones that flash and scream, WINNER!!
Sunday: Turkey Dinner… still have 2 left from last year’s sales that I have to use up before I get them for $3 bucks each this year – LOL!! Next week’s meals will involve lotsa turkey as this one is a 23#er!!
So – what are you eating this week??