I think I’ve finally figured out what went wrong with our trip to Ireland.
Someone (I won’t point a finger, but you can guess!) is just too CHEAP to enjoy a vacation!
Here’s what gave it away:
This weekend, My Favorite Domer and I went into a Kohl’s store. I wanted to return a pair of shoes I’d bought for Commencement but found too uncomfortable; he said he was just going to “poke around” while I was in the Customer Service line.
When I finished, I went to the ladies section, zeroed in on a couple of things to try on, and was in the dressing room when my cell phone rang.
It was Domer.
“Have you got a minute?” he wondered. “I found some things and want you to take a look at them.”
“Where are you?”
“Be right there.”
I discovered Domer wandering aimlessly around the men’s section, a pile of clothes in his arms.
Turns out, he’d found three sweaters, one half-zip top, and a dress topcoat.
“They were on clearance,” he told me.
Now much of those racks look like a garage sale to me, so I was hesitant.
“Do they fit?” I asked. “What’s wrong with them?”
“Nothing. They’re fine. I can wear them this winter.”
I noticed all were quality brand-name items that would go with other things in his closet.
When he showed me the price tags, I gasped.
“Uh, no, I think I’ve got a fifteen percent off coupon somewhere. Ready to check out?”
He nodded and carried his loot to a cashier.
After ringing in the total, she gave me a big grin and said, “You saved $500!”
The lady behind us almost fell over from the shock.
My savvy shopper had picked up merchandise that was 90 percent off! The topcoat alone carried an original price tag of $275, and he got it for $27.50. Those sweaters were between $6 and $9 each. Each!
Now, I’ve got friends who pride themselves on spotting bargains. They browse resale shops, buy only off-season items, trade with friends, etc.
But NEVER have I had the pleasure of saving $500 on one shopping trip!!