Friday, July 11, 2008

Tim Shops

Tim was browsing at a local home improvement store when he saw a dandy sale on bathroom fixtures. The clearance things were an additional 50% off the clearance price. Since we are putting in two new bathrooms, he was delighted with this, and picked out a sink bowl, marked $99 and an oak medicine cabinet for $115. They were both very good buys at $50 and $58, respectively. But when the cashier rang them up, the sink top rang up for $99 and the oak medicine cabinet rang up for $32. Things like this bother Tim's conscience, so he said, "Well, that's not right. The sink is half price. The medicine cabinet is part of the same sale, but it's more than $32. The price sticker is over here...." The cashier impatiently called her manager to verify that the clearance merchandise was actually 50% off, and was told it was. She briskly turned to her register and rang the merchandise up again, this time pricing the sink at the proper $50, but then pricing the medicine cabinet at $16. Tim's mouth opened, and she glared at him in a very un-customer-friendly way. His mouth shut and he ran the debit card through the reader.

4 comments:

Redlefty said...

Heh, Tim shops like me! How will his conscience do now?

I bought nice designer jeans (every guy needs a new pair every four years or so) for $7 last year and tried to tell the cashier that couldn't be right... and then I gave up and scanned the card. I've been sleeping fine at night with no guilt.

debby said...

His conscience is clear because he tried to tell her. Twice. If he hadn't have, well, he would not have been Tim.

By the time he got home, he was over any lingering feelings of guilt.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

That clerk needs a refresher course in customer service.

I don't blame Tim one bit for keeping mum.

PaintedPromise said...

of course he tried - he's TIM! what a guy. just consider it his reward for being such a good guy :)