Morons N’ Things

Why are people stupid?

I got a double thing on my registry at Linens N’ Things that I needed to pick up there but decided since one of the purchases was a duplicate I would just return it and get a gift card or whatever. I went to a cashier and she obviously was a few crayons short of a box.

Me: I need to return this, because it ended up being a duplicate.
Cashier: Ok, well I can put this on the Mastercard.
Me: Well, I actually was thinking of exchanging it for something else.
Cashier: Right now?
Me: Probably not, can I just return it for now. Can I get credit?  Like a gift card?
Cashier: I’ll put it on the mastercard.
Me: I actually meant to get credit.

This happened over a few times until the manager came over who looked like Aileen Wuornos but more pissed off than a lesbian serial killer hooker.

Aileen: What’s the problem?
Me: I need to return this.
Aileen: You can’t, this person bought it.
Me: I know, from my registry but I need to return it because someone else already bought this.
Aileen: We can put it on the Mastercard.
Me: Ok, whatever :rolleyes: (I didn’t want to fight anymore)

Finally the nice manager or whomever comes over, with an actual smile and seems like she wants to actually help me.

Amy: So what is the problem?
Me: (explain it again)
Amy: Ok, well we can’t give you a refund but we can put it on a gift card.


  1. The Absurdist

    May 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    This is exactly why I am supposedly writing my customer relationship management book. God people are morons.

    The Absurdists last blog post..I promise I am not dead

  2. Robin

    May 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Seriously. I mean it was a gift, a gift from my registry. Why would I want to put it back on that person’s card? I didn’t even want anyone to know of the screwup of gifts, I didn’t want to look like an asshole. If they accidentally put it on her card and then took it off I will be livid.

  3. Friglet

    May 4, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    How in the hell did you not lose your patience?! I think I would’ve thrown the item at them by that point!

  4. Robin

    May 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I never flip out in public, I get a really bad social anxiety in these situations and I’m surprised I lasted as long as I did without just leaving.

  5. Mr. Fabulous

    May 4, 2008 at 6:48 pm


    At least it had a happy ending. All’s well that ends well!

    Mr. Fabulouss last blog post..That Cissa is a real pissah!

  6. Jen

    May 4, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Oh geez! :twitchy:

    Jens last blog post..Silent Sunday, Part 2

  7. Robin

    May 5, 2008 at 7:42 am

    True true, assuming it doesn’t show up on her credit card.

  8. Robin

    May 5, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I put in a complaint to LnT and also commended the woman who actually helped me. They are going to send my complaint and appreciation to the store, now I am not sure I can go back there. Good thing there is one near my work.

  9. blueyes

    May 5, 2008 at 9:57 am

    This is also one of the deterants for me shopping for anything as well. Customer service sucks and always will. They don’t give a shit about you or your problems.

    blueyess last blog post..Stimulus Refund

  10. metalmom

    May 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Why didn’t you sell it on ebay and get what you wanted with the money?

    Didn’t think of that? You shoulda axed me.

    metalmoms last blog post..This Sucks

  11. Robin

    May 5, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Blue – Too true.

    Metalmom – Because it was in the store already and couldn’t fit it in my chair. The easiest way seemed to be to just return it right then and there.

  12. Cheri

    May 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    People ARE stupid!! lol

    Cheris last blog post..Protected: Annoying..I know

  13. Brenna

    May 6, 2008 at 10:13 am

    rofl wow…it’s so stupid you have to laugh. Plus you tell it funny so…I have to (sorry haha)

    Brennas last blog post..New Car

  14. Robin

    May 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Cheri – Too many that’s for sure.

    Brenna – Well now it’s funny, wasn’t then.

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