Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why I Hate Christmas

Dear Toys R Us:

I wanted to take a minute to explain why I exited your store so quickly today. My hasty retreat must have left you wondering if your store was on fire. I regret to inform you that it was due to how ANGRY I was and that quickly leaving your store was better than me smacking your employees and going to jail.

I was in your store today to purchase a much 'wished' for item on my children's Christmas List. It's the item that the toy manufacturer has made too few of, in an attempt to generate 'excitement' this holiday season.

After phoning your store repeatedly this last week I was happy that you had received a shipment of the item I was wanting. In fact, you received 4 of these accursed wonderful items!

When I arrived at your store, however, there was but one left. I felt no alarm as it was only myself and one other group in your 'electronics' area. I spoke to one of your 'helpful' employees who informed me that I couldn't purchase the item without a slip of paper she needed to print out first.

Swell, no problems, I was fine to wait. Especially as the other group was checking out with a similar item, but not the one I was waiting for. This left the prized toy all to ME! Or so I thought . . . .

Until 'helpful' little cashier upsold the item I had come for to this other couple. Without a necessary slip of paper. When they DIDN'T EVEN WANT THE THING IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! And I was there FIRST~

Needless to say, after informing your cashiers of the situation, I beat a hasty retreat from your store before I BLEW UP!

I am looking forward to many more weeks of finding and tracking down this wanted item for my darling children who occassionally listen to me and do their chores. I want it so that I can have a freakin' Merry Christmas!~

May Your Holidays Be "Bright",

Wendy
"Holiday Lover"



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8 comments:

Melanee said...

I hate when that happens. The stores don't care, just as long as someone buys it. I had that happen at Toys R Us with a giraffe Littlest Pet Shop. They had one in the back, and I finished shopping and they promised they would go and get it and keep it up at the service desk for me while I finished my shopping. Needless to say when I got up front, some cashier had seen it and sold it to someone else. Now they don't make it anymore. So I feel your pain. I don't know which item you are looking for, but I wish you the best of luck!!

Nik said...

Ah the joys of Christmas shopping! Good luck!

Sherry said...

I SOOOOOOOO feel your pain. I LOVE a good hunt and will help you look for another. What are you looking for?

kellieanne said...

If you are looking for the same accursed item I am looking for, let me know if you get a lead on more than one. I have a call list I keep trying so I can find this much to expensive item for Christmas.

Signed,

The Grinch

The Big Sexy said...

Just so you know, Jen already has all of the kids Christmas shopping done. Neh ne neh ne neh nah!

Taffy's said...

Well, what is the lovely item you are looking for? Can I or DH help? (since he is connected to a retailer)

Shauna said...

I am glad my kids are a little past the basic ToysRUs stuff (usually) but I still hate the retail manipulation we all feel this tiem of year. Sorry you got shafted by our local Toy-Sharks. Did Vinnie the cashier earna kcik-back with that sale?!

I can try to keep an eye out too, if you let me know what we are looking for...
:) Shauna

Tammy said...

OHHH........Wendy, I SEETHE for you right now!! Seriously-my heart rate went up as I read your post. I am glad, however, that you kept yourself in check and avoided the expense of bail as you will be needing that $$$ to buy said lovely item when you do find it. (may the little darlings appreciate what went into procuring their hearts desire....yeah, right.)