Bill and I stopped by Wegman's to have dinner and while we were at it pick up a few things . We actually only planned to buy bruschetta fixin's, but I love putzing around in Wegman's - and always end up remembering things we need and seeing other things we'd like to try.
We ate first, Bill had the Chinese buffet and I had the salad bar. Both of us were happy!
We find baguettes already cut for bruschetta in the bakery. If you buy 1 bag it is $2.25. If you buy 2 if is $4.00. My thrifty husband decides on two. We get basil, tomatoes, parmesian cheese, play doh (not kidding ) - So we continue our shopping trip, and as Bill fades out, he leaves the store and waits for me on a shopping bench. I check out (swipe your Shopper's card please, swipe your credit card please) put all my cards away and as I walk away, check out the price of the baguettes. Right - they charged me $2.25 each. Grrrrrrr.
Fifty cents. Hmmmm - Bill is waiting for me - do I want to go through the hassle for 50 cents? Yup, I do. And it was a hassle. I explain to the clerk, clerk tells second clerk. Clerk calls the bakery department, first person has no idea, has to get department manager. Department manager confirms the price is 2 for $4.00. Clerk to me, "Ma'am, can I see the baguette bag?" I rummage around and get the bag, Clerk scans the code. I put it away. "Can I see the bag again?" Sure here it is. "Can I see your shopper's card?" I dig it out. Now I am expecting now to hand over a credit card - when I'm handed 50 cents - in cash. "Have a nice evening!" Imagine that!
The price of principle - All because we wanted to have bruschetta tomorrow.