Sunday, October 28, 2007
Honest Opinions Needed
I went to a joint Mary Kay and Longeburger open house this weekend even though almost every ounce of me was saying not to go. I wanted to be supportive of the people having it and I decided it was okay because I needed some face cleanser. That was plan - face cleanser only because any one who knows of the Longe...however you spell it...baskets know they are ridiculously expensive. I made it the entire time and was strong. At the last minute I saw this ceramic (yes, not basket) dish that was the kind you put vegetables around it and dip in the center in the bowl. It was 39.99. To me I thought that was expensive but I knew I didn't have anything like that and that it would be okay to spend a little more than I would in the store. So I told the host that I wanted that and she started writing up my order from across the room. In front of everyone (me in the den her in the kitchen) we discussed the color options and I made my choice. Suddenly she asked "do you want the bowl too?" My first thought was of course I want the bowl. And then it hit me...the bowl was not included. $40 was just for the ring! That is crazy! But how do you suddenly pull out of an order when it is so obvious? I clearly didn't know the answer and wrote out a lovely $67 check. It just makes me sick. It's not even a dish I need. So, here's the question. Could I possibly contact the host now and ask if I can cancel my order? What do y'all think? What is the socially acceptable thing to do?