Thanks so much for all the great comments everyone! Seriously, I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking I was being unreasonable. And- let me just confirm- I was f-ing angry on Saturday. That’s why I didn’t deal with them longer that day. I knew I needed some cool down time. Otherwise I was going to flip some shit. And if I’m wanting them to bend a little in price on a replacement, I figured that over the top nice (yet assertive) would be the best way to go.
I went in to the store Sunday and talked to a sales guy about my situation. He was really great. He also informed me the lady that helped me had since “left the store”. I assume that’s nice speak for “got canned”. Because when I mentioned her on Saturday, eyes were rolling. I didn’t ask questions. So anyways, this guy introduced me to “modular” sectionals. That way, each 3-foot (approx.) segment of it would easily be moved in. And I can still get the length I want. Perfect, right?
Yes. But expensive. A little more expensive than what I planned. And a little more expensive than me being able to try and talk them into an even trade. So I’m undecided. Here’s the one in particular that we’re pondering (via Blackberry pic):Now this is the one with leather- there is also one I can get that is ALL microfiber. I like the leather ok, but I really had an all microfiber couch in mind. It’s also a little darker than the planned color I had in my head. It would still look good (in my opinion) against the blue wall, but I’m just not sure yet. I’m calling in some friends to look with me and get a second opinion. Thoughts? Like I said, the four pieces together would be a bit pricier. And the warranty on it (because it’s a bit bigger after all is said and done) is also more. I’m hoping to talk that one down. And the guy said he’d see what he could do about waiving the delivery fee. On that one I am like, “hell yeah you’re waiving the delivery fee. This is a mess.”
Either way, I have thinking to do. There’s also another one he showed me that I just adore, but it’s twice as much as I was originally going to spend… and yeah- not happening. I cannot pull money out of my ass, sir. As cool as that would be.
I am also looking elsewhere, just so everyone knows. But I’d still prefer to go here- being as how (in theory) they should be a little flexible and I’d be getting the delivery waived. We shall see. I’m still very bitter and resentful about it. But I figure I have this week to talk to them some more and make a final decision so that I can have it delivered the weekend I get back.
Moving on- I also ran by the mall for a bit to pick up a birthday present for a friend and use a free panty coupon at Victoria’s Secret (yeah, you know what I’m talking ’bout). I think I’ve gotten more free panties there than ones I’ve actually paid for. Don’t tell them that… But the mall is never just a “quick trip”. Woodfield is actually one of the largest malls in the United States and it is ridiculous to navigate through all the stores, kiosks, and sassy little junior high kids with too much makeup and more expensive outfits than I will ever wear. Headache unavoidable. This is why I prefer grocery shopping over going to the mall for clothes shopping. Except for when a little kid at Trader Joe’s decides to repeatedly ram me with their “future shopper” mini grocery cart as their mom looks at me and then turns back to what she was doing. Then it would be a tie…
After all that running around, I came home to finish start packing for my little gig in Wrigleyville.Does it look like I’m forgetting anything? ha ha. Because I almost did! I tucked my Shred video and threw my hand weights into the car… gotta keep shredding! :)
I also had to run by a guy friend’s house to drop off my extra set of keys. In case disaster happens, he’s close by. Hopefully he doesn’t abuse the power. If I come home to a raided pantry and all my alcohol is gone, I’m hunting him down…
Am I forgetting anything? Oh- I also did The Shred and got in some more elliptical time. Right after church this morning. I contemplated yoga last night, but was just beat by the time I was done running around.
Whew! Usually Sundays are my laziest. This was not the case.
Oh and CALLING ALL CHICAGO RUNNERS/BLOGGERS- still thinking about the meetup after Race to Wrigley on Saturday. If you’ve let me know you’re interested or might be able to go, I’ll be emailing you. If you think you’re interested and I haven’t heard from you- just let me know! Maybe a little breakfast after that 7:30 race? I think it’s ideal… :) If you can’t do breakfast, just let me know if you’ll be at the race- I would love to say hello at the very least!
Ok seriously, I almost started this post with “this is going to be a short one”. Clearly that didn’t happen. Enjoy your Monday! And you’ll be seeing me tomorrow with two little doggies who can’t wait to say hello! :)
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