Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crazy people and bargains

Do crazy people come out for bargains?

Or do bargains make people crazy?

Either way, there were some real nutbags at Old Navy today. In case you have been living under a rock, are male, or have gnarly toes that you keep hidden, you know that Old Navy had their one dollar flip-flop sale today. Yes, my crazy ass stood in line for an hour to get my alloted five pair...some for the boys and some for me. The line went from front to back, then wound around back to the front. Madness. The real crazy I saw today, though, was the people who brought their three and four kids with them so that they could get five pair per person. I am talking, people brought infants and toddlers and had five pair per kid. They were clearly not for the kids, by the way. They had adult sizes in their hands. They just needed extra bodies to get more pairs. And, here is the nutty part...wait for it, wait for it...

They were annoyed and screaming at the kids for being bored, whiny, and running around the store.

Really? Seriously? You expected these little kids to wait patiently in this massive line for an hour so you could get flip-flops? I wanted to whack the woman in front of me with a pair of my shoes. She kept screaming at the little girl with her, who couldn't have been more than eight, to "Watch him! Would you watch him? Damn it, watch him!" referring to her two-year old, who was running in and out of the rounders of clothes. PS, the little girl was a neighbor girl she bribed to come with her with the promise of ice cream. PPS, she also had an infant in her arms that was also "buying" five pairs of flip-flops that were a curious Women's Size 8.

No way would I have brought my kids to this bloodbath. Every time an employee brought another box of shoes out, 1. she had to have another employee with her as an escort/bodyguard, and 2. the minute she put the box down, a swarm of women descended on it, like when you drop a piece of food outside and ants come out of nowhere.

I have not seen such chaos since the Salisbury Mall Pokeman Card Incident of 2001.

But I did get my five pair. Woot woot!


Anna said...

in a way I'm glad I have wide feet and can't fit into their flip flops or I would of definitely been there!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oh my goodness. I cannot even imagine. And the kid thing should be not allowed. Seriously?! Infants??? Yeah...

I'm not a flip flop person. They hurt my feet. Enjoy your cheap scores.

Schmoochiepoo said...

All that over some flip-flops?