On Friday, from the shop at work, for the missus. One that she'd mentioned she liked, but I'd been non-committal so it would be at least a slight surprise.
Today, said shop sent out an email to everyone saying handbags are 20% off - and you get a free £5 voucher if you spend £50 on them, which I would have.
On the face of it, had I read that myself, it would have been a little annoying. But the annoyance is two-fold, because Mrs Bazza actually read it to me to encourage me to buy the handbag, and my sweary reaction made it clear that I already had.
So surprise ruined, and I've been ripped off (relatively speaking). Went in to the shop to ask if there was anything I could do, and given a flat no.
I suspect that they're on shaky legal ground there. That if I wanted to return the bag unused, then instantly buy it again, they can't really stop me (although they could, if they wanted to be annoying, refuse to sell it I suppose.) But for the sake of about £20 it's not really worth pursuing, is it? Definitely worth posting in here with a couple of these though:
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams
"You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place."
"That's why animals are so soft and huggy."
- Calvin and Hobbes
To err is human, to moderate ursine.