I cut coupons religiously, scour the Sunday ads, wait for sales and then negotiate ...and so when my husband takes the kids to Dicks to buy his sporting stuff and does not use that $10 off coupon, he is in trouble! He has to always use the coupon! We have been married 28 years..about how long I have been telling him about the coupon. This last trip, he forgot. And when he came home with the boys and saw me, he knew he forgot. The next day, my husband told me about his dream.....he was shopping with his fraternity brothers in Boscovos and they were taking golf shoes off of the shelves looking for the right size. They were disappointed they could not find what they were looking for and as they were exiting the store empty handed the sales clerk said they first must pay a restocking fee. My husband said, "What? I put everything back. What is a restocking fee?" The 17 year old clerk said it was company policy and he had to pay it. My husband said, "I have never heard of this. I am not paying a restocking fee." The kid told him he had to. My husband then requested the manager. Meanwhile the fraternity boys were getting uncomfortable with all of this commotion about the restocking fee...and opened their wallets and said, "Here, just pay the stupid fee. It's like a dollar." My husband said, "No, I can't pay a restocking fee." The manager came and also told the group he really did not know the origins of this fee and they would not have to pay it this time.
I think he is starting to get the point...even if it is only in his dreams.