For the Book business. Boxes are getting to be a big expense.
Well, one of those office supply stores (I will withhold names) was
having a sale this week. Buy 2 boxes and get 1 free. So I bought 10
boxes of various sizes and got 5 free. Only when I got to the checkout
line with my 15 boxes the cashier was very concerned. She vowed I was
cheating myself. That at buy 2 get 1 free I should be getting an even number
of boxes. I assured her I was fine. She kept telling me to go get another box
of each size. I kept telling her I was fine. People were lining up fast behind
us. They were staring at me. I was trying not to laugh.
She called the store manager (I'm not making this up.)
The store manager comes over. She repeats - This lady is buying 2 and getting 1
free - shouldn't she be getting an even number of boxes? The store manager
agrees with her. I looked at them both and said, "Look, I'm happy. Can I go now?"
They let me go.
Should I have taken advantage of them or not? I wouldn't have been able to
live with my conscience. I know they made fun of me all day. On the other
hand I have another, "It's better to homeschool" story.