While I was writing yesterday's post about B basically rebuilding our back porch, I realized that the first picture was taken over 2 and a half years ago. All this time it was just sitting in my post queue waiting for life. Then, THAT reminded me of something that happened recently while my mother and I were shopping.
We were at one of my favorite stores, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and seriously buying up the place. Luckily, I had many 20% coupons, although none to spare like last time. If you are a BBB shopper, you know that those 20% off coupons are golden and, better yet, the store will take them even if they expire. So I keep a stash at home and in my car and rotate them.
It had been a while since I had shopped there, but I had just enough coupons for me and my mother's purchases. We were close because we had just been there a few weeks prior and exhausted my car supply.
Anyhow, I noticed that my mother's cashier was having a difficult time with one of her coupons. My mom told me that it wasn't going through for some reason. So I look at the cashier, puzzled. She tells me that sometimes coupons won't go through if they are more than two years old.
Me: Oh, I find it hard to believe that I have a coupon that is two years old!
Cashier: Actually, this coupon is from 2002.
Um, I had a coupon over eight years old. OVER EIGHT YEARS OLD. I have tried to tell B I am not a hoarder. This is not helping my cause. My mom said maybe it was her coupon. That is not helping her cause.
The coupon was a lost cause and the cashier just tore it in half while looking at us with pity.
I have been keeping an eye out for the cameras ever since.