Ok so this was one of those situations I knew I had to blog about as soon as it happened. I’ll make it brief (ha, yeah right), as I’m about to hit the road for our mom/daughter weekend (hooray!) in Bastrop.
So Brian and I went on our weekly grocery pilgrimage to the “nicer” (I use this term loosely) Walmart this afternoon. While we were waiting for the disgruntled lady at the deli (Why are they always so angry? Besides the fact that they slice meat for a living?) to slice my turkey, we decided to peruse the baked goods. Never a good idea. Brian was, of course, tempted almost instantly by one of the ready-to-eat apple pies, and so we put it on our basket. Because what’s a trip to the store without a good impulse buy? So please note here that the price of the pie, according to the shelf, was $2.98.
Fast forward to the end of our Walmart journey where we wait in line for 7 or 8 years to check out. As we are loading our cart and about to walk away, I notice that we were charged $4 for the pie. I pointed it out to Brian (who, let’s be honest, couldn’t care less because hey, he was going to eat a pie), and we went back to the bakery to see what the listed price was. Yep, $2.98.
So what would YOU have done next?
Well if you are a little bit ridiculous and already hold a slight grudge against Wal-mart, then you would have hopped in the customer service line and spent 10 minutes waiting to get your $1.02 back. Yes, I felt a little silly. Yes, the customer service lady gave me an, “are you serious?” look. And yes, my husband mustered up all the self-restraint he had and refrained from telling me what a nut job I am. And guess what—I DID get my $1.02 back. And I felt much better. The end.
So what’s your call? Was it worth it?