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?

9 comments:

frogonabike said...

Let's put it this way. If you need the money and don't need the dish, cancel the order. You shouldn't "make" yourself buy something you don't need because you think it's a social obligation.

amandawhatshername said...

speaking as professor cheapenstien, i could go one of two ways. buyer's remorse is absolutely killer, so i might cancel the order. on the other hand, if the dish is absolutely hot, i might keep it, chalk it up to experience and trot that dish out at every available opportunity.

you'll do the right thing :)

trresa said...

I agree with Amanda, if you like the dish and it's "hot" go ahead and get it.

But if it's just okay, definately cancel...you might just hate it every time you use it. Stress is no good for the heart, it's not worth it :)

Next time, follow your heart and skip the party. Out of sight, out of mind works in this instance.

And, who is "frogonabike"?

Anita said...

Thanks for the advice fellow blogsters. I actually canceled the order this morning. I really think I would have gone to the "hate it" end of things. Instead I went out at lunch today and bought a sweater I do absolutely love for a mere $17 - good times:)

Anita said...

By the way, I think we have a new addition to the Hedrick/Grubbs family...and frogonabike appears to have had quite the adventures:)

jess said...

good girl, nini! i definitely would have cancelled... who needs a dish for veggies when you can buy clothes!!! <3

jess said...

for riz, diz... who is frogonabike?!

Anita said...

Amen Jess - cheers to fun clothes!!

Now on to frogonabike - please come forward frogonabike, for we are all so curious about who you may be:)

The Craziness that is My Life said...

amen to the frogonabike man. we want to know who you are. i am personally curious, and i'm sure that the rest of my family is as well. raise your hand proud and say, "it is me..."

:)