I woke up today in a hurry...lots to do...lots to prepare for. Wait. Oh, my God! Look at my house! Judy!!! What have you done??? There was no way in the world I would do anything until I thoroughly cleaned up my mess!!! Got dressed, flew to buy a new air conditioner - mine sounds like it's a minute away from blowing up! Bought the air conditioner, and drove to the Woodbridge Mall...I change it up all the time...I have about 3-4 malls I love! Anyway, I meet a friend and ask her to shop with me so I could buy cool outfits for this weekend's shows for Beatstock!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, sometimes you walk into a store...and you find nothing, nada, zilch! And then sometimes, on a rare occasion, you can strike gold!! Today, I walked into the very first store and hit the jackpot!! Immediately I found two outfits, matching jewelry...but wait.
(angels singing over my head). There they were.
Black, leather, over the knee with peek-a-boo-toe boots! You don't understand...to the average girl..no big deal. But I have horses' calves...no matter what size I've been - whether a 14 (which is average for my 5'9" height) or an 18...doesn't matter. I can NEVER buy boots like that as much as I like them...but thanks to the "plus size boot", with extra room for muscularly curvy calves...that's what I call mine, I was able to try them on...and of course they go perfect with my outfit! How much, you ask?? Ready? $68! That's it!? Oh, now I HAD to buy them....
The cashier was completely alone...the other worker never showed up and she was literally doing the work of 3 women...I finally walked up to her and made my purchase...
Final price: $233.
My friend and I looked at each other in amazement! Wow...all that stuff: boots, shoes, 5 tops, a belt, 2 rings. That was GREAT...the tops were not cheap...so I thought in my head a total of close to $400 or so. Immediately my friend and I went to another shoe store. I know, I know...I already bought 2 pairs...
But you know what I just LOVE about shoes? They always fit...I can be size 14, 16, 18, 20...whatever..but the shoes...they fit!! LOL Okay back to the story.
We walked into another shoe store, where I was trying on a pair of HOT silver shoes and gold ankle booties...we were still stunned that the total amount of my purchase was so low...so my friend pulls out the receipt...Because I am a frequent shopper, I immediately get 5% off my purchase. So my friend starts reading it aloud...then she got quiet.
"Um, Judy..she didn't charge you for the boots."
"Yes, she did...of course she did...they were HUGE boots...how could she not see them?"
I grab the receipt. My eyes dart all over the piece of paper, desperate to find the proof.
Shoot...she didn't charge me for the boots.
It wasn't as if I had gone home and noticed.
I was literally at the store just across from it.
I had a sudden flashback. Many years ago, I was shopping in Target...Tarjet! The cashier handed me back over $20 too much...I got in my car and when I realized it, I returned it back to her. I wondered if I hadn't returned it, perhaps she'd get in trouble...what if she was a single mother and she got fired and now can't take care of her kid all because she made an error? Yes...I have a vivid imagineation. I returned the money and she looked at me like, "Really? Are you for real?" Yes, lady, I'm for real. LOL I was proud of myself that day...I was able to think about it and not feel bad, because I'd done the right thing.
But I was so upset now....why??? Why? Why didn't she ring up the boots...it has to be mistake...I look for the sku number of the boots to match anything on the receipt...Nada, nothing, zilch, niet! Damn. Then Brenda said one word to me, while I was pensive...it shut up the little devil on my shoulder real quick: KARMA...In an instant I was sobered from my confusion....oh, hell no, nothing bad coming back to me anyday soon! I walked right over.
"Excuse me, Miss, you never charged me for the boots."
"Oh! Wow! "
She was quiet.
"Well, thank you so much for your honesty."
There was another woman standing behind me, shaking her head, most likely thinking, "You's a fool, sangana!! You idiot...oh, hell no, I'd be keeping that right there...feel bad, me? No. Nah-ah!"
She rang it up..I sadly gave her the cash. She thanked me again...and gave me a $4 discount, lol.
As much as it hurt, because at the moment I was thinking..."not my fault if she didnt' notice...wow...free boots!" But my spirit just wouldn't let me. Believe me this blog would be a blog of shame if I didn't return them...anyway, I plan on wearing them on Saturday..with PRIDE!!! They really are HOT freaking boots!!! So I ask you...what would you do?