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• Return to kicking my own ass by 2018
She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.
"I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong."--Bertrand Russell
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.