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Old 08-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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I just had the funniest / oddest trip to my LSS today. I had a birthday coupon so I thought I would go in and see if they had some of the cool trendy stuff I have seen on SCS lately. I am roaming around and the store lady comes up and asks if she can help me find anything. I say that I am looking for a just rite monogram set but I don't know if they have them in stores. She asks what it is and decide they don't have it but gives me some options. I say no problem, it is just something I saw on an online card making forum. This customer says "On Splictcoast?" I say "Yes" thinking cool, SCS people are nice. Well, then she says "I used to go to that site and post my cards and read but I got tired of all the people just commenting on my cards saying I was great so I quit." The store lady and I both looked puzzled. I said, "Well, that is not a huge problem for me. Most of my cards don't get comments." She says "Wow, you must be horrible if you don't even get pity comment." The store lady ducked behind a rack giggling, I sort of smirked and said "Excuse me?" She said "Only really bad cards don't get anything and, don't give me that line about 'I only post for me and don't care about comments.' That is for losers." The scrapbook store lady was all out laughing behind the rack. I just started to smile because I was stunned and honestly a little amused that this lady had no filter on what she was saying. The customer drifted off and I shopped some more. When I got up to check out, the store lady gave me a discount on some of the stuff. I asked if it was on sale. She smiled and said she would call it a "pity discount."

I left the store smiling and uttered a little prayer for the bitter, former, SCSer. I have never heard the term pity comment before, but it cracked me up. I guess my lack of pity comments pays since I got a pity discount. I hope all of you have non-pitiful days!

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My goodness!!!!!! Guess that woman has some issues....lol

Yipppeeeee for the pity discount though!
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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What a great story! People can be amazing, can't they?! Thanks for the laugh.
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Holy Cow! I can't believe that happened! First let me say what a nice thing the lady working there did for you. I guess in the balancing scales of life, someone like that keeps the other side from tipping too far.

But really, does this other customer have an over-stimulated ego or what? And the rudeness of her....

You handled yourself so well! Pat yourself on the back for that one and for the record, your work is lovely! If you have children, may they have learned how to behave properly from dear, old mom!
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Geez, I am stunned. That lady (the customer, not the woman who worked at the LSS) must be a TON of fun to be around. I PITY her family.
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I pity that lady, she took that way too personal. Hey, I'll take any LSS discount and definitely go back.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #7
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That was so funny. Thanks for sharing.
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That's hysterical! I'm glad the store clerk had a sense of humor about it. Happy birthday and congrats on the discount!
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Thanks for posting ... funniest thing I have read all day. Guess you were suppose to get a discount today!!
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What an awful woman! At least you guys were able to just laugh her off...that can be so difficult sometimes.

I left you a couple of "pity" comments. Just my way of saying thanks for a good giggle tonight! Seriously...you've got some really nice stuff in your gallery.
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How funny. I can't imagine anyone doing that. At least you got a laugh and a discount.
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wow!! some people sure are unique...glad you got the benefit of her crazy comments!
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OMG!!! Thanks for the laugh... And I was laughing so hard, my husband asked me what was so funny, so I read him your post and he started laughing...

Thanks, we needed that...
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congrats on the pity discount! clearly she was experienced in getting pity comments
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Happy Birthday!
I pity the fool!!! But not the discount! Thx for the laugh. Some people have no business leaving the house...... LOL
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I am just sitting here, shaking my head. Too bad we don't know who she was, we could go give her stuff some really bad comments and try to lure her back!! NOT.
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Thanks for bringing a good laugh into my day!!
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That is too funny; but totally worth the pity discount!!!
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LOL - thanks for the good chuckle today!!
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I think this deserves some "pity" comments in your gallery - I am going for a visit!!! LOL... some people... Makes you wonder!
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It amazes what some people say! I am a pharmacist and I get A LOT of "I'd like to speak to the man pharmacist" or "that little girl doesn't know what shes doing" ........ I want to look at people and say "what on earth made you think that it is acceptable to say things things like to people?" You were much nicer than I would have been!

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That is funny! I can't believe she said that! And why the heck does she leave SCS because people comment that her cards are great...I'm really not seeing a problem with that, lol.
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i found my jaw dropping and my temp rising reading this! what a @#%^#[email protected]!

you have much class for handling it the way you did! that's how i'd like to THINK i'd handle a situation like that, but i know myself way too well, and i would not have had the control to take the high road like you did.

my goodness!
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That is a good laugh - just where is LSS? I think I could bring in some of my lesser cards and get a discount!
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"Wow, you must be horrible if you don't even get pity comment." The store lady ducked behind a rack giggling, I sort of smirked and said "Excuse me?" She said "Only really bad cards don't get anything and, don't give me that line about 'I only post for me and don't care about comments.' That is for losers."

....That is soo not true. Does she even know how many cards there are to be looked at gees? Just because there isnt a comment doesnt mean a thing. HOW rude. I am sure yours are just fine.

The nerve of her I cant even believe it.

......................KATE....so we fine out you made this up so we can go view your card...hehehe Just kidding Well hope you enjoyed your discount. Have fun and keeping making "horrible" ards for us not to comment on. All you do is laugh at this.
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haha, wow... she's a winner. i hope that made her feel better about herself, wouldn't it be great if your convo made her think about coming back for a visit and she stumbled upon this thread? what a beastly woman.
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Wow, great restraint. I think I would have popped her one!
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LOL...I'd take a pity discount any day!
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This still has me laughing... totally cracks me up. WOO-HOO for pity comments!!!
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Wow! That woman was pitifully rude! Yay for the pity discount, though!

and I'm sure your cards are just fine!!!
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How funny. People like that are the reason why i'm a psych major, haha.
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I'm still working out how she worked out you go on SCS (there are other sites) - maybe she is a lurker or worse yet a swap snob!

*goes off humming "you're so vain" for the pity protestor*
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"Wow, you must be horrible if you don't even get pity comment." The store lady ducked behind a rack giggling, I sort of smirked and said "Excuse me?" She said "Only really bad cards don't get anything and, don't give me that line about 'I only post for me and don't care about comments.' That is for losers."

....That is soo not true. Does she even know how many cards there are to be looked at gees? Just because there isnt a comment doesnt mean a thing. HOW rude. I am sure yours are just fine.

The nerve of her I cant even believe it.

......................KATE....so we fine out you made this up so we can go view your card...hehehe Just kidding Well hope you enjoyed your discount. Have fun and keeping making "horrible" ards for us not to comment on. All you do is laugh at this.
I wish I was smart enough to make it up to get comments lol....sadly there are just simple people in the world. I will say, I do have more comments and lots using the word pity in witty ways You ladies are great.
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What a great story. Well, I think you may need some more pity comments so I'm going to visit your gallery. Thanks for sharing your story.
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What a weird experience! I love that you were able to take it in good fun. (Some people would be horrified and it would truly hurt their feelings)

I looked at your gallery and left you a "pity comment" because I really did think you had some nice stuff!
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oh, my goodness! I must admit, I would have been too sensitive in this case, I am glad you were able to appreciate the humor and then come share it with us! That is really terrible, and really funny, too! As for me, I am happy with any comment I get, and it is sad that she thought so poorly of her own work that people telling her she was great made her think they were pitying her--sheesh!
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Wow! Unbelievable! You handled it very well...and were rewarded with a pity discount! That was nice of the LSS lady. I hope she added your discount to the rude person's purchase!

I probably would have answered back in a normal tone "You DO realize how rude you sound, don't you? Just as well you don't visit SCS anymore."
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Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes to me. How much you want to bet that she left SCS because HER cards weren't getting any comments?

And apparently she's never heard of the saying "Ars gratias artis." "Art for the sake of art."
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She got tired of people making nice comments on her cards? Oooookay.

People can be odd... How lovely of the lady at the store to give you a discount though. I love when that happens, so yay for pity discount!

Am off to have a nose around your gallery now.
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Bwahahaha! I wonder if Micheals, Hobby Lobby, Joannes and the big chains do pity discounts! Whoo! Hoo! I can see working all kinds of angles here..

Look at how pitiful it is that I have gained all this weight!! That is worth at least 50% off!! How would you like to have gained this much weight? (only works with a skinny check out clerk!) Giggle!

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It is really pitiful that I am not very good at stamping techniques....these items are for a special technique. Since my project will probably end up being pretty pitiful, could I please have your largest pity discount? I can bring it in for your inspection when I am done.....

Whisper...that lady was off her rocker....Snort!
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