There's a family wedding this weekend that Langdon and I are invited to. So today after work, T-Bear picked me up at the BART station and we headed over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond with our 20% off coupon to check what household goods were left on the gift registry.
20% sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. It's like getting the tax taken off.
So we found a great gift, paid for it, and then asked for it to be gift wrapped. The BB&B in El Cerrito isn't exactly in a "desirable" neighborhood, but at least they had what I was looking for--with the added bonus that the packaging didn't look either: dusty, previously opened, or previously wet. After a few minutes we noticed that no one had come to wrap the gift. The cashier said it would be about ten minutes before anyone could come over to help us. What the hell?
I told her we'd be back and then went next door to Barnes & Noble to peruse the magazine racks. T-Bear and I like to pretend we don't know each other so I can walk up to her and say, "Excuse me, would you mind sticking your hand down the front of my pants?" in front of total strangers.
After getting kicked out of B&N, we went back to pick up the gift. That's when we were greeted with this:
That's right. They wrapped it in a GARBAGE BAG. Albeit with floral print, but a garbage bag nonetheless. I could hear T-Bear mumble, "oh no" as we walked up to the counter to get it.
I mean it's not like the item I bought was hard to wrap. There weren't any open sides, or diagonal edges--it was a straight-up box. I looked at the clerk and said, "Awesome!"
This wrap job was SO horrible, the only thing running through my mind was, "blog this blog this blog this"
So next time you're at BB&B, make sure to get your item gift wrapped. It's free and definitely worth the wait to see what you end up with.