Max For The Minimum
March 7, 2006
Today I went to TJMaxx to return some things I bought a few weeks ago and to look for a new pair of black shoes to wear to the upcoming wedding. As I waited at the costumer service counter the older boys were looking at the jewelry display case. Ooohing and Aaaahing over all the sparkling jewelry while leaving every possible surface covered with their fingerprints and noseprints.
They spotted a ring that they thought looked like my engagement ring and
screamed my name repeatedly waited patiently until I came over. It did look similar to my ring, you know if you were blind or a child under 10 years old, But it is TJ Maxx, not a jewelry store and it was priced at $299, so I don’t think the quality of the jewelry should come as any surprise.
I said to the kids, “It does look like it, but this jewelry isn’t real.”
As we turned to walk away the man who was standing behind the counter says, “Yes, this jewelry is real.”
“Pardon me?” I said, thinking I must have heard him wrong.
“This here jewelry is real,” he repeated, tapping his finger on the glass display case.
“Well, in the sense that it isn’t imaginary, yes I suppose it is real.”
I’m just thankful that my husband didn’t buy me that kind of “real” jewelry when we got married, or there would have been an imaginary bride at the altar.
But they do have real shoes. And I bought a pair that were $3. I know. That’s practically disposable.
Also, I bought I big ceramic Valentine’s Day platter for $2. Uh-huh… Way. It cancels out the $50 pair of shoes I bought. It sounds like such a better bargain to say two pair of shoes and a platter for $55. Doesn’t it?
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