The good about my day:
1. Sold the remainder of my teacher resource books at Half-Price Bookstore, and got $65 for them. Didn't buy any new books.
2. Watched "How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days" while drowning in Cherry Coke.
3. Got a free 2 liter soda at Kroger's because the cashier forgot to ask about the bottom of my cart.
4. Got my free movie ticket from a promotion Kroger's ran in April.
----My second demonstration. The WHOLE thing! Today's was with my mom and her fiance'. The demo itself went okay. But let's just say that after today, I'm not so sure how much I like this guy. Ok, so you don't want to buy the darn thing. I can handle that, can even understand it. I'm of the frugal mindset myself and don't like to spend money unless I really see the need or have thought long and hard about it. But, if someone came into my home (whom I invited!) to demonstrate something, especially when that person is possibly going to be your stepdaughter soon, I think I'd hold off on the barrage of negative type questions. If you're not interested, just say, Thanks for coming, I really think it's a great product, but it's not really something I'm looking at getting right now. Don't ask me questions, and then when I answer them, tell me "well, that may be the company line ...." ARGHHH!!!!! Get this -- my manager offered this guy the most UNHEARD OF DEAL -- $50 down today, THEN a whole YEAR before he has to pay the balance -- no interest!!!!! All he could say to me was, "What if I called in a few weeks and asked what your best price was?" I told him that I had no way of telling him that, but that I did know that the offer from my manager, and the price of the product, was ONLY good today. There's much, much more, but I won't bore you all to tears. My mom pulled me aside and told me that she *really* wanted it, and would get it from me tomorrow. I had to tell her that no, she couldn't because her credit is cr@p right now (ok, not actual words, but general idea).
Really, truly, I could care less whether or not he had bought it or not. It was just the *way* he acted, the *way* he asked the questions. Like he was accusing me of lying at every step of the way. I drove 45 miles ONE WAY to do this demonstration. It took me most of the first 30 miles plus a traffic jam to calm down on the way back.
Tonight, more than most nights, I am really, really, feeling how single I am. How alone I am.
Kroger's: $9.36 (bananas, frozen meal, junkfood)
Keeping It Frugal in Texas,
The good about my day: