A mouse. A tan mouse. He walked to town. Then he found some hole. Then he went to the mouse cave. When he got there, his friends were having a party. They were making fun of him. So they threw a bucket of water. Then he went out of his mouse cave. He waited and waited until his friends were done with the party. So his friends caged up his mouse cave. So he lived with his papa and grandmother instead of his mouse friends. So he just took a bath. Then on the next day, his friends were still having the party. So he waited and waited and waited for thirty days. Finally, his friends were done with the party. But he couldn’t get into his mouse cage ’cause they locked it up. So he didn’t like his mouse friends. So he got some friends that were named Sean and Sarah. So they went to the park. They brought their dog. So they gave their dog a walk around the park. So they all went to bed and read haunted stories. When the darkness was done, that was the next day. They ate breakfast then got up from the chair. They put their bowls in the sink. Then they went to school. Then they got to play on the playground. Then they ate dinner. They didn’t know how to cook ’cause their dad was at work. So they watched a cooking show. But their cooking show was dessert cooking show. Their cooking show was the wrong one. They wanted to make green eggs and ham to eat but those TV shows were in the south pole so they rode an airplane. They went to the south pole. So they went to somebody’s house. They watched their cooking show there. That was the only place on the planet to watch those TV shows. Green eggs and ham…that cooking show. So they went on the airplane to their world. So when they were bigger, their job was to work at the space station. Then, they worked on fixing one of the spaceships. When they were done, their job was over. It was twenty minutes. So Sarah cooked dinner. When they were done, they went to bed. In bed, they read dinosaur stories this time. Then on the next day, the three mice got dressed. So they wanted to draw pictures. When they were done, they went to their work. They fixed three spaceships ’cause there were three of them. So they went to the park again. They brought their dog again. They walked five laps around the park. The end.
Month: February 2010
“Sean Alter’s Funny Story”
A clumsy cat fell down a hill, rolling to town. The cat went to clumsy town. It started raining. After the rain, it was dark. On the next day, the cat got into a rocket and flew to another planet. It was filled with green, little heads. Those were the aliens. There was one little doggy in space. The clumsy cat picked up the little doggy and flew back to earth. The cat didn’t know how to fly, so he crashed into a jet. He jumped out of the rocket and went into the jet. Then the jet crashed into a house. The jet engine blew out a candle in the house. Then the candle flew into space. The End.
(Sean dictated this story to me and asked me to write it down for him. I got his permission to publish this original work on my page. 🙂 I charge 5 cents per word for taking dictation. The boy owes me 6 bucks. Anyone else want to hire me?)
I was buying a couple things at the Disney Store yesterday that were “Buy 1, Get 1 free”. The tag on the items both said $6.50. When I went to pay, the register rang them up as $8.50 each, and took off $8.50 for the BOGO promotion. I didn’t argue with the cashier at the time because I thought I must have read the price tags wrong. So after she rang them up, I opened my bag to check the tags. The tags were ripped off. Not the whole tag, just the part with the price on it. I don’t remember seeing the cashier do that, but either she did, or I picked up some items without tags after reading the price on another item of the same kind. Anyways, I went back to the shelf to check the price on the items there. Some had the price ripped off, some said $6.50. Curious, no? I took 2 items identical to the ones that I purchased for $8.50 and showed the cashier the tag that says $6.50. Guess what her response was…
her: “Yeah, there was a price increase. They’re $8.50 now.”
me: “What? So, you guys mark the items up a couple bucks so you can then put them on sale? That’s silly. Even the “buy 1, get1″ sign says $6.50.”
her: “Someone was supposed to pull off all those original price tags.” (She walks over to look at the sign I was referring to) “Yeah, the sign says $6.50 too. I’ll have to call the manager.”
The manager came out, but didn’t acknowledge me at all (sorry, but that’s bad customer service), but I overheard her telling the cashier to *sigh* go ahead and give me the difference. So there I stood as a line of people impatiently waited behind me since there was only 1 register open. The cashier then said, “*sigh* I’m going to have to run this as a return then re-ring the items and take the discount. It’s going to be a HUGE (yes, she really emphasized the hugeness of it all) pain. *sigh*” I had to bite my tongue… hard. Was she trying to make me feel bad for catching them marking up their prices so they could put them on “sale”? I hate when businesses do that. Bad Disney!!!! I’m just glad I got my $2 back. Yep, all that for just $2. Well, I’m sure they’ll be marking up their prices even more for their final clearance sale because the store is closing in May.
The moral of the story is… watch the price that the registers ring up… they’re not always right, especially if an item is supposed to be on sale. This has happened to me at many businesses, many times. I watch the register display like a hawk because of this.
I also had a similar incident at Walmart recently (another place with a stellar record for bad customer service, in my book). I was buying a spaghetti squash, but the cashier couldn’t find the code for it, so someone else told her to ring it up as a yellow squash, and they assured me it would be the same. Since I often don’t just take someone’s word for it, I had to check for myself (stubborn, I know). I went back to the produce section and double checked. Yellow squash was $1.98/lb, compared to spaghetti squash, which was $1.25/lb. My cost went down by over $2. Yeah, I know it’s a measly $2, but a buck is a buck, right? Sorry, but I don’t just give money away for free.