check this out and tell me if i'm crazy.
i just got back from a birthday lunch with my mom and a couple of my friends. one of them was nice enough to give me a gift certificate to a yarn store i have been going to for years.
i was showing my presents to my hubby and suddenly realized i was missing the gift certificate. stupid me left it on the table inside an envelope. i called the restaurant and spoke with our server. she remembered throwing out some envelopes after we left. when she went back to retrieve them from the kitchen she was told the garbage had already been dumped.
sooo, i decided to call the yarn store to see if they might understand my dilemma. luckily, the owner answered the phone...i thought: she knows me, she knows i'm a good customer...surely she'll understand and offer to reissue the certificate. it was worth a shot, right?
i told her if she would be willing to do it, i would come in and spend the $20 certificate PLUS buy double that in yarn for a knitting class i'm teaching next thursday. she was like, we don't do that...we don't keep track of gift certificates. then, she said, i know you are a good customer and i know you aren't lying, but i can't just can't afford to do that. (yeah. right. whatever.)
ok, it was $20 worth of yarn, not $100 i was talking about. plus, i've spent a ton of money in that shop over the years, AND sent my friends there. i realize it was my fault to have left the gift certificate in the restaurant, but am i out of line to think she should have cut me some slack?