Discount Shopping Hell
Was reminded yet again why I avoid those big name
bargain stores, this one rhyming with Farget,
shorthand for: Fargetaboudit.
Went in to get kitchen supplies, a twenty-dollar
errand, and forty-five minutes later checked out with
one hundred and eighty dollars worth of merchandise.
That’s reason number one to avoid these places:
Mounds of cheap staples override all impulse
Reason number two:
After being reassured, yes, checks are legal
tender in this store, the cash register spit
out my eloquently handwritten promise to pay
like a second-grader sticking out her tongue
at the teacher.
Twenty agonizing minutes later at guest
services, the store’s check-cashing police
declared why they would not accept my proudly
You haven’t previously cashed a check in this
store for one hundred eighty dollars.
WTF is that?
Tags: Because firsts are not possible without
a prior first?
Proving that, like high school algebra, Logic 101
was completely useless.
Mastercard: When all else fails.