Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Minor Concussion and Drama at the Winn Dixie

OK, maybe not a concussion, but a knot on the side of your head about the size of a fifty-cent piece.

First off ...
Roxy Belle had an appointment with the groomer at 10:00. 
Here she is before, all shaggy and eye-less.
Here she is after ... Oh wait, she looks exactly the same.

I showed up at the groomer for my 10:00 appointment and waited until 10:15 for the owner to show up and open the pet shop, only for him to say the groomer wouldn't be in that day, and they had tried to call me and cancel. Great.

I lead Roxy Belle back to the truck.

I open the door with a little more force than I should have (no, I wasn't mad ... I just don't know my own strength) and as I'm bending down to lift Roxy Belle up into the seat, the door swings back and knocks me in the side of the head. I'm not talkin' just a little bump. I'm talkin' BANG into my head, on the side near my temple. (Sometimes I think I could have my own comedy sitcom, with all the clutzy, dumb stuff I do.)

Roxy Belle had already jumped up into the seat and I finally get my body in the seat, holding my head with my hand. I fully expected to see blood once I pulled my hand off my head. The door hit me hard, ya'll. So hard, I cried in pain (all the way home). I sat there for a minute, just trying to get myself oriented again. My head began throbbing and hurting.

I called Beau and then realized I did not have the mental ability at this moment to talk and drive. I really needed to concentrate here. I finally made it home and put ice on my head. The area began to swell. I had a headache and was very sleepy.

No, I didn't go to sleep. I still had things to do. After I sat for a while and got myself back together again, I decided I needed to finish up my errands.

I really needed to pick up some groceries. I rarely shop at Winn-Dixie, unless it's just to pick up a few items, only because it is the closest store to my house. However, there was a really good sale and I had lots of matching coupons for the sale items. I gathered all my goods and headed to the check-out.

I loaded all my groceries on the belt and told the cashier I also had some coupons. There was another lady with her. I think she was like an assistant manager or something. She proceeds to tell me that she's going to have to check all my coupons because they had an incident of some people using fraudulent coupons. OK, I'm fine with that. 

I let her look at them and told her the sites I had printed them from. She took FOREVER. I knew more about the prices of the items and the coupons than she did. She then tells me that she can't take one of my coupons. I question her on this (head throbbing). She proceeds to get a little irritated. I tell her that if this is the way it's going to be every time I come and try to use coupons, I'll just shop at Albertson's. Do you know what she tells me? She says, "Well, that's fine. You can go rip them off." EXCUSE ME! I tell her, that I'm not ripping anyone off because my coupons are legitimate and I'm going to call upper management at Winn-Dixie. She even tells me, "It's only a dollar. Do you want me to give you a dollar out of my pocket?" I said, "You're right it's just a dollar, so there's no reason why you shouldn't take it." To make a long story short, a manager who was obviously above her walked in while this was going on and told her to take the coupon. It was legitimate. The coupon was only for a dollar, but it was about principle at this point. I was fully prepared to return the item if she wasn't going to take my coupon, just for principle's sake. After all this, my total was still about $74.oo. If I were going to use fraudulent coupons, I sure would make it work better than this.

I get home and tell Beau the whole story and ask him if I should complain to Winn-Dixie or not. After we discuss it a while, he says, "You're day's just about to get a little worse."

He shows me this. (Picture's really bad.)
See that man in that picture, talking on the phone, and you can't see it, but he has a huge smile on his face ... that's Beau. This is a speeding ticket. 

In our city, we have cameras that take pictures at stop lights. If you're speeding, the camera takes a picture and sends you a ticket. This is Beau's 2nd ticket. I'm not happy. Remember all this ... stud no more. This puppy's gonna be $75.oo.

After all this, I did do what you're not supposed to do when you have a head injury. I tried to sleep. I wasn't too successful.

Tuesday will be better.


jessica @pianomomsicle said...

Oh no, friend! i'm so sorry you had a sucky day yesterday!

Being married to an EMT, you really worried me with all that dizzy talk and everything. Every time i get a splinter (it seems) Kris gets a flashlight and checks my eyes for a concussion:)

And the whole camera/ticket thing: that really annoys me. They used to have those in MN, but people sued the state because the state was issuing tickets and the owners weren't the ones driving. The state couldn't prove their case, and the cameras were taken out. i'd fight it! (This is not true. If i were a motivated person, i'd fight it. i'm mostly just talk though.)

i hope today goes better for you!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

So sorry about your owie (sp?) and dumb Winn Dixie (I didn't know there really were Winn Dixie's! Do they have Piggly Wiggly's too?!?

The speeding ticket: Not funny.

But really...SO FUNNY that they send you a picture! We're so old school around here...the cop has to actually pull you over.

Tuesday will be oh so better :)

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Our stores are cracking down on internet coupons, too. I had $15 worth of internet coupons(lots of soy milk) and the cashier handed them all back to me and said she couldn't take them. I told her that if that was the case that I didn't want any of the stuff that the coupons were for. She calls a CS person over, who calls another, who calls another. Turns out their policy had changed about 3 times within 2 weeks and no one knew what to do. In the end they took them all (which they should have in the first place 'cause they were all legit).

Some sites are getting smarter and printing different bar code numbers on the coupon so they can't be used more than once (or photocopied).

All that said, sorry you had a rough day, girl. Hope you had a good night's sleep. :)

Jodie said...

You poor thing! What a horrible day. The only perk is that it gave you something to blog about. :)

Reading about the check-out tart made my blood pressure rise. I wanted to high five her in her face.

Today HAS to be better. Right?

Tami said...

We call people like that manager coupon nazis. Why do they care if you are trying to save money. They act like they own the store and they are losing money out of their pay checks. What is up with that? I would definitely complain. Not because of the coupon but because she was sooooo rude. You should never be treated that way. And that whole ticket thing is annoying. I don't think that is fair. I heard that we are about to get the cameras too. Oh well, I'll probably be paying tickets too. Hope your day is better today.

blessedwith5 said...

I think all of the trouble you had yesterday deserves a GREAT BIT STARBUCKS - I know, I mention that as a solution way too much! It is just that the warm yummy taste takes all cares away - at least while you are drinking it.

How is your head today?

The coupon thing would have really made me angry! There is no reason for someone to be so crass over coupons for goodness sake! Of course, you do look a little shifty!!!
ha ha Have a great day!

Windy said...

Hope the boo-boo feels better:)
I hate it when the store clerks act like your coupons are going to come out of their paychecks! Tell Sarah at Life in the Parsonage that yes, there really are
Winn Dixie stores and yes there really are Piggly Wiggly ones, too! Here in SC anyway!

Jen said...

Bless your heart. Did everybody have a bad day yesterday? Maybe it was in the air.

Thank God for ibuprofen, an invention straight from heaven. I know you'll make sure you're ok, but I'll say a little arrow prayer for you anyway.

Take care and have a better day.

Tracie said...

OK...I'm not laughing AT you...I am laughing WITH you.

(You ARE laughing aren't you???)

Anyway, so sorry about your bo-bo. I hope your head feels better today.

As far as your Winn-Dixie story - that's exactly why I don't shop there any longer. They always made me feel like I was the bad guy using my coupons...so aggravating!!

Rachel said...

Oh, you poor thing! I'm so sorry about the head injury! I'm surprised you were able to drive back home!

Winn-Dixie can be a punk sometimes. Thankfully we have self-checkouts here.

And I am SO WITH YOU on those cameras! They are all over here too - used to be only in Jefferson Parish but now they are in Orleans too. They "pull" you for speeding, running red lights, anything. I HATE THEM!!!

Well, I don't know if it will make your Tuesday any better, but I left ya something on my blog. :)

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Yes, Sarah ... we have Winn Dixies and Piggly Wigglys (both fairly close to my house).

Birdie said...

what a nightmare. Grrr....I hope your head feels better. I hope today was a better day too.

THE ROOST said...

Girl that was a day and a half! And one to forget too!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

We are two peas in the same pod you and I...I do crap like that to myself all the time! :)

Tiff said...

Oh boy, what an awful day you had all the way around!!!
Hoping your head is better by now?
Bad customer service is my BIGGEST pet peeve, I can't believe the lady said that to you, how ridiculous to say you are ripping someone off with a $1.00 coupon, that's almost funny when you think about it, although I probably would have left the whole basket and walked out, I'm bad like that...

Tammy said...

All the more reason not to shop at Winn Dixie. I'm afraid I would have left the groceries right then and there.

Hope tomorrow is a better day!

Beachy Mimi said...

What a day! I've seen those camera things at stop lights but I didn't think they really used them. So sorry about the ticket.
I have so whacked my head like that and then looked around to see who saw me hit myself. Hope your headache is better.

jennifer said...

I. AM. SHOCKED. that she talked to you that way. Just SHOCKED. You bet your bippy that I would call someone about that. And I would NEVER shop at that store again. EVER.

I am sorry you had such a crappy day. When it rains for you it really pours.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Mama Belle! Are you kidding me? Like seriously- Are you kidding me?
Your day sounds like a movie, or at least a crappy sitcom! :) I am so sorry dear! Wow.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Tough day, Girl. Just know this, I'm on your side.