>Off the Beaten Path>Retail Return Guilt
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I'm typically not much of a push over. In fact, rarely ever. Until I go shopping. What is it about shopping and returns that makes me such a wimp?
I bought new running shoes and a new top 2 weeks ago. The shoes promptly gave me blisters, the top wouldn't even go over my head. So I finally worked up the nerve to return the stuff. I always feel so embarrassed...I don't know why. Anyway, I got cheaper shoes, a cheaper top and added on a few Gu's. My total came to $11.23 I'm thinking, noway, can't be. But I didn't say anything. The guy was really nice and helpful, I was afraid to say something and be wrong. So I get to my car and look at the receipt and sure enough. The total was -$11.23 ! So then, I was even more embarrassed to go back in.
nope, I didn't go back. It is a small, local running store and the guys who work there are really great, knowledgable runners. I just told myself it was a tip.
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