Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GooD KaRMa CoaT

Diva and I went shopping tonight and I wasn't really looking for one, well, I kinda was, but not really searching for one but this really cute coat caught my eye at Macy's and I tried it on and well, they were having a really great sale so far be it for me not to help stimulate the economy you know? So, I went up to the cash register to see how much it was on sale for, along with a pair of jeans that are far to tight for my fat ass. But anyway, that's another blog post for another time.

The coat, which is pictured below, is black, not white, because I could never pull off an all-white coat, although, come to think of it, I do have an off-white or creamy-ish colored jacket in my closet, and that's where it mostly lives -- in the closet, because if it didn't live in the closet, well, it'd be really dirty by now.



So, this coat, pictured here, but in black, originally goes for $169.00. I don't think I would ever buy a clothing item for that much. Shit, my wedding dress barely cost that much. Okay, yes, it did cost a little bit more than that, but it was only a three digit number, SERIOUSLY! That's why I laugh when watching Say Yes to the Bitch Dress, because it cracks me up that some of those dresses these self-serving stuck-up snobs NEED cost more than my whole wedding WEEKEND!

So, I knew it wouldn't cost $169 cuz it was on sale, but I didn't think it was going to be the number she threw out to me, which was $69!

SOLD! I was gonna get me a new coat!

So, along with jeans too tight for my fatass, the nice lady rang up the coat as well and I was so happy with such an inexpensive charge. As I was walking out, I looked at my receipt and realized she accidentally charged me twice for the jeans which were $39.99 and did not charge me for the coat at all!

Yes, I could have walked out of there saving thirty bucks. But in good conscious (proper use of that word, I do not know?) I could not do that. Plus, I figured it would be a good teaching lesson for Diva. Plus, I'm all about the good karma.

I went back to the register and said, "I think you made a mistake and charged me twice for the jeans and not at all for the coat."

She checked it out and I was right.

"I couldn't leave here in good faith knowing I hadn't paid for the coat. Plus, I'd probably then get in a bad car accident or something!" I said and laughed.

She appreciated my honesty and I felt good about going back. Plus, if something was wrong with the coat, I wouldn't have been able to return it -- well, I probably could have cuz I would have had the tags, but still. I was glad to went back, and it was only a $30 difference, and I was saving a hundred bucks on the awesome coat anyway!

And yes, on the way home, on a dark winding road, no effing lie, Diva and I were in the car and a fricking HUGE ASS DEER came bolting out of the woods RIGHT FREAKING IN FRONT OF OUR CAR and we both screamed and I put on the brakes to slow down to let him leap across the street.

You can be your sweet ass had I left the store without paying my share for that coat that it would now be covered in deer blood and guts.

It's my good karma coat for sure. Yes, it is!

21 comments:

morninglight mama said...

Beautiful coat, and you wear your honesty well!

And, my wedding dress cost just under $200, so I don't think I could relate to those shows either! :)

MommyTime said...

You are so right that teaching your children this kind of honesty is so important. Good for you. And congratulations on the new coat!

Hally said...

Oooohhh. I love a good coat. And yay for you being the good person to take a moment and be the person that is making a difference by SHOWING how to live versus telling.

Andie said...

good karma coat indeed!

Monnik said...

Beautiful coat!

My wedding dress was free. (My grandma made it for me.) So I'm with you on the Say Yes to the Dress psychos.

It is a great lesson to teach Diva, so good for you!

And grr... I hate DEER! They are a menace! (We have them all over the place this time of year.)

Christine said...

Good karmic and high style - well done!

Kate said...

Good for you! I think it's conscience in this case, although you were conscious of your obligation to do the right thing... ;)

My wedding dress cost a shocking amount, but it was still under anything I've seen on that show. I think (most/many of)the dresses are pretty, but not more than mine and OMG, what is with the trashy see-through corset crap? Really? And what's with the consultants bringing dresses that are substantially outside the clients' budgets? I would've punched someone who did that to me. I just LOVE the drama. It's so bad. I can't turn away...

Alex said...

I'd like to hear more about your wedding weekend. Any advice for someone just starting to plan a wedding?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Kate, that DISGUSTING corset see-through thing was HORRIBLE! And there's no way that tramp could afford that dress-you know they just went to NY for the weekend to be on the show and that some of those people are scouted to be on the show and have no intentions of ever BUYING! I bet some are totally rigged!

Alex--ha, my 'wedding weekend' wasn't anything spectacular except that I'm still married and still madly in love with who I married almost almost 17 years! I just call it a weekend cuz we had a party that Thursday and a party the day after the wedding too!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

ANd PS to you Alex--good luck to you with all your planning! There's tons of great sites out there with awesome advice to make a wedding fun and unique!

My Two Army Brats said...

Thank God you went back to pay the difference! Car vs Deer gets ugly!

Reagan said...

Bravo!!

In other news, Ryan and I are now ENGAGED! We could really use our sexy songs cd!!! ;)

Swishy said...

OK, I am totally looking for a new coat so GUESS WHERE I'M GOING THIS WEEKEND???

Kirsten said...

I agree, honesty is always the best policy. The guilt would have eaten you alive every single time you put on the coat, and instead of your "good karma coat" it would have been your "damn coat I stole I shouldn't have probably done that but still, it was that salesladies fault really" coat. ;-)

Momma Sunshine said...

Love the coat. It's even better now that you've got some good karma attached to it! :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Reagan--CONGRATS! And guess what I JUST MADE FOR YOU!?!!? You still at Jennings Mill?!?!?

sarah Pekkanen said...

Whoa!! Amazing story... and yes, good karma was coming your way. Glad you got the coat -and that you're safe!

Reagan said...

Now that's a Manic In Motion!!

So glad you enjoyed our proposal story!! I am soooo freakin' happy! :)

Barb said...

I definitely believe in karma ~ no telling what would have happened had you not gone back in! LOL

Patti said...

First of all, I LOVE your blog and I check in every so often to see how you are doing and am so glad you posted again. I found you from my friend, Michelle, aka Sanity. Anyway, I love what everyone wrote but I want to shed a different spin on this coat.

Had you NOT gotten this coat, how could you have taught your daughter this valuable karma lesson about honestly and great prices? So, the expense should go in the 'education' column of your budget NOT in the "Manic Mommy doing something nice for herself" column!

Awesome mom! And way to avoid the deer accident.

Jennifer said...

Steph,

Teaching thru example! Good job Mama! Oh and DH and I got married in our PJ's I would be more than happy to share the pics with you.
xx Jenn