I get easily pressured into buying things at stores. I rarely know how to tell a salesperson "no."
I think I have a hard time doing so because I feel like I owe the sales person something for their time and I want to make sure they get a bit of money off a commission. I recently committed to a pair of $125 running shoes because the woman at the store did this crazy scan of my huge, flat feet.
Apparently, I overpronate the heck out of my ankles, something the saleswoman was nice enough to inform me of. And yes the shoes I tried on were perfect so what am I going to do, not buy them from her? I tried them out and so far they're good, but I'm gonna run in my old sneakers tonight and, well, if they don't fit the bill, I may need to face the shame of going into the store to return them.
I hate returning items. It's annoying and I feel guilty doing it, because I don't want people to hate or judge me, and I know that's no way to live life. But then, there are people on the complete other end of the spectrum who not only have no issue returning things they really don't need or want, but try to get away with returning items they totally shouldn't.
Like this woman who seemingly got her money back for a dead Christmas tree at a Costco in January.
Facebook user Scott Bentley was shopping at America's greatest retailer when he reportedly noticed the woman trying to get a refund for the tree well after Christmas.
He told his story about the brazen return attempt.
Bentley didn't really know how to feel about the whole thing, maybe she did need the money back.
As for the photograph Bentley took, he didn't even try to be inconspicuous while snapping it.
If you're going to do something as bold as return a Christmas tree, you have to expect that some people are going to call you out for it?
People couldn't believe she had the audacity to try and get her money back for the dead tree.
The crazy news got people sharing their own "worst return" stories.
Apparently Costco customers are notorious for returning things that shouldn't be returned.
But honestly, cheapos are everywhere.
What do you think?
There are plenty of ways to troll a sleeping friend while on a road trip. My personal favorite is parking the car in front of a light pole or a wall, flashing your lights, and having everyone in the car at the same time scream their heads off as if you're all about to die.
That's one way to wake them up.
But Eria found a different approach to trolling her boyfriend, Scott, that had a much longer effect: she enlisted the help of the I'm Telling God Facebook group in roasting him mercilessly for his soporific ways. As a result, the 'Sleepy Scott' meme was born.
If you were like pretty much everyone in the world, you were probably let down by the fact that Croatia didn't have their storybook ending in taking home first place in the 2018 World Cup. Sure, France had an amazing team and all that, and the contest's youngest MVP player, Mbappé, even donated all of his winnings from the tournament to charity—so I guess it's hard to be too upset with the competition's end result.
And even though everyone played their hearts out (except Egypt, I mean, they went again Saudi Arabia and the results were just embarrassing), there was a clear winner this World Cup and it actually wasn't even any of the teams. S
ure there's a first, second, and third place result, but all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to the wonderful memes that sprung up as a result of this glorious tournament.
More than a few were thanks to Brazil's Neymar.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.