Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Today at the Tractor Supply
So today, I was setting out some clearance shoes. We've got some great deals on Ariats and men's boots. So, I was setting out these boots, and one thing caught my eye. We had two pair of Carhartt workboots. Marked down to $19.99. Originally probably a hundred dollar boot. We only had two pair of the discontinued style. One pair size 12 and another in size 13. I don't know anyone with feet that big, and it's a darn shame too. I do so love a good bargain. So I was working the register and a man and his teenaged grandson came in. I looked at the boy. "What size shoe do you wear?" I asked. He looked surprised and said, "Size 12." "Okay, now listen. Over on that rack right there, we've got a couple pairs of Carhartt workboots. One pair is size 12. They're closing out that style. We've got two pair left and they have just been marked down to $19.99." His grandpa looked over at him quickly. "Do you have your boots for hunting?" he asked. And the boy said, "Not yet." Grandpa said, "Don't ring me up. Let's go look at those boots, boy," and off they went. Soon they were back at the counter, the boy holding a boot box. "How'd those feel on your feet?" I asked. And the boy said, with a big smile, "Good. They feel good." Grandpa bought the boots for him and the boy went out of the store holding that box, talking excitedly to his grandfather. You could tell those boots meant a lot to the boy. You could tell that buying those boots for his grandson meant a lot to grandpa. The whole darn thing made my day.