Okay peeps I have been writing about the purge aka my office clean up/reorg. This morning I decided to start in earnest one more time and potentially knock it all out today!!!! Funny how things keep multiplying despite me getting rid more and more “stuff”. I am re-arranging never-ending piles of paperwork. Shredding quickly what I know 100% for sure I can get rid of. Making new piles of potential keep or shred. I think I need a new method.
Any who. I found an un-opened box of ink for a printer we no longer own. I know I bought the ink from Walmart because we have always bought our ink from Walmart. I looked up return policy without receipt and off I went.
There was no line at the business office. Whew! Because that almost never happens and it is Saturday after all. Still early in the month. I was sure I’d be standing in line forever.
Three clerks behind the counter with nothing to do and the one who was less than enthused stepped forward.
Me: I no have the receipt for this and I no longer own the printer this ink goes to. It won’t work with my current printer.
Clerk: Would you like to get the correct ink?
Me: I do not know the correct # for my current printer. I wanted a Walmart gift card or however you do in-store credit. Online it says no cashback. I don’t expect cash.
Clerk: Our manager only allows ink to be exchanged for ink.
Me: Pfft then why did you ask me if I wanted to exchange the ink as if I had a choice?
Yes my sarcastic smart a$$ has been known to come out unprovoked.
Clerk: Ma’am it’s his call. He does it because ink is a high theft item.
What the what?!?? Ma’am! I am not a ma’am. And back up the bus sister. I did not steal the ink. I was already feeling guilty for trying to return something for which I no longer had the receipt but to be accused of stealing. Well I ought to … I ought to call the manager!
How does this story turn out? Very boring. No sparks flew. Tail between my legs, I came right back home and found the correct # for the ink for my current printer. Ink is ink after all and I will need replacement for my current printer eventually.
As always, more to come.