Yesterday I talked about going clothes shopping to update my wardrobe for my new job. I ended up going shopping with my mother-in-law. We went to Ross and Kohl’s. I ended up getting a nice black top with a nice design around the neck and waist and a lightweight black sweater. The sweater is very light and airy and perfect to keep around the office if it gets cold.
I had fun looking at Kohl’s. Although we found it difficult to find clothes suitable for business casual. We looked at the clearance racks and they were stuffed full of a mix of clothes. Plus, they were all on the wrong size hangers, so if you really wanted to find something, you had to look at the actual article of clothing for the size. I ended up getting several button down shirts, and business casual blazer and skirt.
The blazer and skirt are dry clean only and I normally stay far away from that type of clothing. It is just such a hassle and added expense to our very tight budget. I do know that Walmart has a black blazer and skirt for a business casual wardrobe. Not only that, their set is machine washable!
At checkout, I was watching my total go up and up and then the cashier said a totally different number than what I saw and then I realized I was looking at the wrong number. I was looking at my “savings” and not my “total.” My total was much more than I thought! I had no idea it would be so much. I asked if I could pay part cash and part debit, which he said it was okay. I gave him all the cash I had in my wallet and used my debit card to help cover the rest. It turns out I did not have enough funds in my account so it was declined! As you can imagine, I am standing there completely embarrassed. I start to ask him to remove some clothes from my total. My mother-in-law then steps in and says that I can put the rest on her card (I would pay her back).
Have you ever had that happen to you? When I was working at Walmart as a cashier, I had that happen to customers all the time. They always asked if they could remove things from their basket. I understand where they are coming from, so I was always patient and polite with them.
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