Friday, 12 November 2010

The Price I Pay

So I turn up at work wearing an embroidered top that I grabbed during a recent Next up to 75%-off Sale they only hold every 6 months or so and only for a weekend and work colleague J says “Oh I have that top” and I say, “What a bargain eh?!”

And she looks at me all puzzled and I realise that she bought the same top before the Sale at the full price.

There is no moral to this story except maybe not to laugh out loud in such an insensitive manner as I did then.

Ahem.

Charlie says: Karma. She has the top at full price, you have every writer's nightmare - the blank page.

p.s. I'm really a nice person! :-) With a bargain top! LOL! Oh stop it!!! I'm terrible. Off I go now to do my penance and face the blank page!

Have a great weekend y’all!!!

44 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Sometimes it's nice to have got something for a bargain. We work hard for those moments. Now go make that screen black with words.
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m.q said...

happy friday charlie & old kitty

ABBY said...

With Charlie at your side, your page will not be blank long!
I say good for you for being the smart shopper.

purrin
xoxoxo
Abby

Whirlochre said...

Personally, I like these double-up garments that can be turned inside out to make a whole new clothe.

Even if you turn up to a party as an 'innie' alongside some hapless 'outie', at least you have the comfort of knowing you're not alone in fooling nobody.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I would've laughed, too!

KarenG said...

Haha, I love this! Way to get a bargain, and you can laugh about it all you want! I even laughed as I read your post.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Hate it when stuff like that happens!! Oh well. you didn't mean to offend. :D

Summer Ross said...

I hope by sunday- the page isn't blank anymore. :)

Melissa Gill said...

good luck with the blank page

Plain Jane said...

Have I told you lately how gorgous Charlie is? He is amazing. How lucky that you got him, and the sale blouse also.

laughingwolf said...

lol... i'd gloat! ;)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL, I'm always the person that paid full price for something and then sees it on a sale rack a month later...Good for you getting your blouse at a good price. :)

Ann said...

Is J one of the catty ones? If so I am LOLing...
If not I am still LOLing! But I am sure I will suffer for my sins.

Oh and tell Charlie I am sorry
for the cat reference! :-)

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh how I laughed at that . I bet the friend's face was a picture lol. Now has that blank page got writing on yet. Charlie you will have to be having words with mum.. HUgs GJ x

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Heh heh heh... Charlie your mummy is funny, and you are cute!!

Jenny said...

hahaha! Very nice.

http://jennythegoldengirl.blogspot.com/

Ellie said...

Full price top vs blank page? Emm. . .you can overcome the blank page but she won't be able to buy it cheaper. You win!

How's Charlie feeling?

Kea said...

Haha! I'm sure I'd have laughed too! Good for you for getting a great deal. :-)

How is Charlie?

Reenie said...

Lol lol lol! I laughed and I even told this to Crazy so that he does too...

See, if I am bad- I'm dragging him with me too ;)

Susan Fields said...

I hope you showed that blank page who's boss! And don't you love a great bargain? I always have an irresistible urge to tell people exactly how much I paid and what a smart shopper I am. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Oops! Nice to get a bargain though.

Good luck with the blank page. Which reminds me... I hear a nanomuddle calling my name.

lupie said...

Oh Charlie!! You make me laugh, always with your witty, sometimes innocent, and 'ouchy' at times!

I am sure Jenn looks great with the top! Even if it is at a discount! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I would have laughed, if that had happened to me!

Wishing that you have many full pages ahead. :)

Manzanita said...

I felt your little inward gloat. I always do when I get a bargain but then I go out and splurge the saved money on a new pair of dance shoes to add to my Emelda (sp)
Marcos dance shoe closet. My son said he had 18 pair of skiis. I repeated the number in surprise. He then asked me how many pair of dance shoes I had. I said, "oh."

Talli Roland said...

I love Next sales! And hey, if she didn't wait to buy it, that's not your problem, you savvy shopper, you!

Hope you and Charlie have a great weekend!

Sammy and Andy said...

Bargains are great!!!!!!!!!! Our mama loves them too!!!!!! Mama says she's at the point she'd gladly give away a lot of our stuff just so we don't have to pack it!!!!! :)

Happy Weekend, dearest friends.

xxxxxxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's great to feel smug though and know you had a bargain isn't it!
Charlie has his thinking cap on so he can help uou fill the blank page

Katnip Lounge said...

heh heh. Karma be damned in a situation like this! You WON!

Brian said...

I think that is cool, you've got the deal! Charlie has the look! I hope you have a page filled weekend!

Hart Johnson said...

*snicker* Oh, this is so something I would do... foot in mouth. (I wouldn't have bought it until the sale, either)

Creepy Query Girl said...

lol. I can just imagine the look on her face. Nothing wrong with a bargain!

Marg said...

That is hysterical. Not to worry about the blank page, it will be full really soon. Just start writing something. We have faith in you that the page will not be blank long.
Take care and have a super day.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We have a store like that here. Very nice when a good deal shows up!
Happy Friday,
~ The Bunch

notesfromnadir said...

As usual, Charlie has brilliant insight into your dilemma. Extraordinary top at an extraordinary discounted price and a blank page. However, that page is only temporarily blank. I'm confident that you will gussy it up w/ lots of words very soon. & Charlie will be right there cheering you on! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Funny story! I have a habit of telling people about my deals when I get complimented. It's kinda weird, I guess!

Carolyn Abiad said...

I'd still take the top at 75% off and stare at the page for a while. Words will come...eventually.

roxy said...

I'm sure that you laughed aloud in camaraderie at you and your coworker's mutual good taste. The fact you got the fabulous top at such a great price was merely icing on the cake. Lol. Hurray for Kitty!

And thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've read your comment three times now. Loved it, funny lady. Have an excellent week and give Charlie my best.

Theresa Milstein said...

I rarely buy full price and revel in a bargain, so I know the feeling. It's hard not to brag.

I still think you're a good person even though you laughed. Did you buy her a drink to make up for it?

Mr Puddy said...

MOL...That's funny : )

klahanie said...

Hi there,
'Yes, it's me again, Penny the Jack Russell dawg and modest internet star.
The guy who I allow to live with me, Gary, purchased a bunch of dog food and then found out it was on at half price, the next morning. Ha ha!
Anyway 'y'all have a nice day and a really awesome weekend y'all...arf, arf' (wags tail)
Pawsitive wishes, your way, Penny
x

Kelly said...

I love bargains!!!

TK and Squashies said...

You deserves all the goodness you get! We is very glad you gots a nice top and a handsome mancat!
Sorry we've been away- we'll catch-up soon!
Love TK and Sqaushies

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love buying things on sale! I always think the store overprice everything just to put it on sale later, so I always wait before I buy anything unless I am desperate.
Charlie loves to help you write --what a good buddy he is!

Jayne said...

Hahaha - you are a lovely person in your lovely bargain top!