So I am in the “returns” line at Costco last week. The lady in front of me has a shopping cart with two large white plastic trash bags filled up with mangled wires, and 17 empty boxes of Christmas Lights. Yes, 17 empty boxes of Christmas Lights. She tells the young cashier “I’m returning these Christmas Lights because I don’t like them. I didn’t even bother putting the lights back in the boxes because I figured you guys can do that.” The cashier accepted the merchandise return and refunded her $270.
My hat is off to both the return lady and the cashier. The cashier first, because he was patient with her when I would have probably told her “You’re kidding right??? Its mid-January and these lights have been hanging outside your house since Thanksgiving and now you want your money back??!!” Hats off to the lady for having the gonads to even return 17 boxes of Christmas Lights. I would have had too much shame and embarassment to even try to pull off something like that.