The calm before the storm

I made two trips to Costco today; one to pick up a batch of VHS tapes, and one to return a mini-stereo whose tuner was truly putrid (it received at least two FM stations simultaneously, which wasn’t quite what I was looking for). Both times, the store was fairly uncrowded; that won’t be the case on Friday, I suspect.

I was very pleased with my experience in returning the mini-stereo; I had bought it a couple of months ago but hadn’t gotten around to trying it until last weekend, after the new carpet had been installed and we were reloading our bedroom. Since it had been more than 30 days, and since I’d managed to lose my receipt, I really didn’t expect to be able to return the unit, or if they took it back, I expected a hassle. I was wrong — no hassle. There was one small problem, though — since I didn’t have my receipt, they couldn’t credit my Amex card; they had to give me my refund in cash.

And I’ll bet the unit doesn’t go back on the shelf with a “tested by an earlier customer for your convenience” sticker, unlike Fry’s.

Happy Thanksgiving

The pecan pie’s already made; the turkey is in the refrigerator, along with a ton of salad and side dishes. Tomorrow may not be the best day for my diet!

I hope you have a great holiday, too.

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