Yesterday I went to the mall in the morning. I had something to return and figured I would browse a bit. Sounds simple enough, right?
So, I get there and we walk past Auntie Anne's and or course Bubby asks for a pretzel. Since it is time for a snack anyway, I buy him one. I order "Plain pretzel, no salt please". The lady gets the pretzel and then asks me if I would like to buy cheese sauce for it. What?? Yes, I ordered a completely plain pretzel, but would love to give my 2-year-old a bowl of hot cheese sauce in the brand new stroller. I smile and say "No thank you" and then she hits me with "Any soda or lemonade?" If there is something worse than a 2-year-old with cheese sauce, it is a 2-year-old with a big lemonade. Been there, done that, not pretty. I give her one more "No thank you" and finally pay for the darn pretzel.
I make it to the store where I have to return a pair of leggings. I had just bought them, paid cash and had my receipt. But no siree...I cannot get my money back until I provide my name, address and phone number. O.k...by now I am getting annoyed. Bubby is attempting to stand up in the stroller and I am starting to worry what other information I will need to provide to get back my $7.99...I am worrying the next step may be fingerprinting or a strip search. The saleslady is sensing my irritation and finally gives me my money.
At this point I leave the mall and am just annoyed. I am realizing why I love shopping on-line. There is just one more stop. I walk into Starbucks, order my "tall, non-fat, no-foam, no-whip hot chocolate" and within a minute have the drink in my hand and Bubby has a Starbucks sticker on his shirt. Finally...something easy...I totally heart Starbucks. :)