Sunday, February 12, 2012

The story of three items and burrrrr!

It was sure cold out yesterday, maybe 12 with a wicked wind blowing. Good day for staying inside in my opinion.

 Course since Colton's good review from the doctor last week, he had plans to do anything, but stay home. The doc said that he could begin full weight bearing, but to be careful and get off his foot if his ankle got sore or even go back to the boot if needed. I'm very pleased and proud that he took such good care during these last long weeks to have such a good outcome.

 Anyhow, since he was going out, I asked him to stop at this store I go to called Aldi's to pick me up three items. I tried to give him some cash, but he said no he'd handle it - three cheap items, no big deal Mom.

About 45 minutes later I get this call:
Colton: Mom you didn't say they wouldn't take credit cards!?!?!?!?
Me: Ah, Colton you know they only take cash or debit cards.
Colton: What! They take debit cards?!?!? They told me no credit cards! My card was declined!!
oh of all the embarrassing things to happen, on a Saturday when the store is packed
Me: So where are you now?
Colton: At the gas station ATM getting cash.
Me: You're going back then?
Colton: Yes, I'll wait through that long line  AGAIN and pay for YOUR THREE ITEMS!!!
Me: Thank you dear.

HAHAHAH what an ordeal for three items that cost a whopping $5.23, but probably a good learning experience to -
  • A. Pay more attention to what methods of payment a store will take
  • B. Relax and listen when the sales person tells you they don't take credit, but do debit
  • C. Anytime your Mother offers you money, TAKE IT!

I made three new recipes with those three items from Aldi's.
They were Orange kisses'

Jalapeno sliders
and a fantastically thick broccoli cheese soup - no picture's of that as it was just green soup.

Played many numerous games of LIFE and watched Grand Torino, which was a great movie! Chyann said that the old guy - Clint Eastwood reminded her of Grandpa Dave! lol Well sure, with his fowl mouth and occasional surly attitude,  they could have been twins!  

The kids are on their winter break, a four day weekend, instead of actually having a spring break. Also, did I mention that they both had straight A's on their report cards!?! YAY!!

Warmer weather is on the way for this next week. I can't believe it's already the middle of Feburary. Come on Spring! 


Lisa said...

The clerk should have been more specific. Alot of people assume credit cards and debit cards are the same. At the store I work at when the moneris machine doesn't work we say, "We can take cash or debit, but not credit cards." Or vice versa.

Oh well, at least you got your stuff. lol

Ami said...

SO glad to hear that he is healing up so well. I can't imagine having to keep ALL weight off one foot for so long.

And I'm snickering at the grocery store story... both my kids have done similar things and could have avoided it had they just LISTENED.

Try to stay warm.

Aunt Krissy said...

Yep! When the folks offer cash? TAKE IT! I have been there and when there are people lined up behind you and all staring at you? You get a little warm.

The orange bread looks yummy! Anf the sliders? Did you try one? Was it good?

tainterturtles said...

One of the reasons I don't shop at Aldi's is because they don't accept credit cards, only debit cards or cash! It must be a German thing (Aldi's is a German company)!

Glad you had fun with the kids.

PAK ART said...

I've been in the same situation! When the debit cards first came out I didn't understand fully that you could debit or credit. Poor kids - that is embarrasing! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!