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Snail saga, part two

February 9th, 2011 at 04:30 pm

I just thought I would let you all know that the Petland that refused to sell me the snail just last week went out of business!! Now I wonder what happened to all of those snails that could now be cleaning the algae off of my fish tank.

In other weird news, I had to spend an extra 15 minutes at the checkout at Target because the cashier refused to press the total key because my order total was $36.66. Seriously? She called over someone from customer service to press the button, because it was the devil's number. I'm still in shock.

15 Responses to “Snail saga, part two”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Wow! There's a lesson in customer service with the Petland story. The Target story is just bizarre...

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Seriously? That is just too weird at Target!

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    She was a nice lady, but I was still surprised. I guess people are way more superstitious than I am.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow - both stories are pretty bizarre.

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    It's been that kind of week. Weird all around.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Man alive, you're full of great stories this week!
    Maybe you've got some weird mojo going and put Petland out of business and caused evil numbers to come up at Target??? Now if you could just channel it...

  7. Ima saver Says:

    Gosh, I got married on Friday the 13th and it has been a great 34 years since!

  8. ThriftoRama Says:

    I think I should just stay home the rest of the week! I was thinking about Petland. They had to know they were closing. So if that was that case why wouldn't they sell me the darn snail? Or give it to me? Grrr.

    My new plan is to take the one of the kids to the far away pet store tomorrow to get a snail, either by buying a live plant covered in them, or just straight out convincing the sale clerk to sell my smiling toddler a pet snail. Maybe it didn't work last time because I didn't have a heartbroken kid in tow.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    My sister-in-law wouldn't have pressed that button. I'm totally the opposite, about as skeptical as you can get.

  10. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Another way to get some snails would be to post a request on Craigslist or Freecycle. People do like to share their hobbies....I laughed out loud twice reading your blog today. Smile

  11. ThriftoRama Says:

    Well Cb, I hope your SIL isn't a cashier. $6.66 is kind of an occupational hazard!!

  12. CB in the City Says:

    She's not. But she has worked in fast food. She probably held up some lines back then! Smile

  13. Jerry Says:

    My parents' home number has the prefix 666-XXXX. I haven't called them in almost two decades.

    Kidding... about the second part.

  14. mamas debt time out Says:

    I laughed out loud at this one! Too funnySmile

  15. snafu Says:

    If the clerk @ Target was Asian, six is very similar to a Chinese word for Death. We have lots of superstitious behaviors like bells thought to scare away evil spirits, pick up a penny for luck, throw a bride's bouquet for example.

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