Oh my goodness I’m beginning to wonder if Monday is a guilt trip day. I’ve spent all weekend wondering about something that happened last week.
Many of you know I enjoy visiting our local animal feed/fodder store – the family run one with the drive through premises, the one that has a resident rooster along with some roaming chooks who all battle for attention, as well as a lovely shop dog called Zoe who loves to come and say hello and then alerts the ‘boss’ to the fact there’s someone in the shop. (They do know, it’s just a little game she plays lol). It is close to home, so easy to get to, all I have to do is drive in, say hello to Zoe, open the boot and the large bags of litter are dropped in for me. As I said – it’s so easy, so pleasant , so reassuring.
One of our girls uses the same brand of litter and mentioned a ‘large place’ had started carrying that brand and had a special I might be interested in. Not right on my doorstep but as I was over that way the other day I had a look. There was no parking close by, the staff weren’t exactly helpful (it’s down there pointing way down the barn), similar to this.
I had to get a trolley, load it myself – as in heave the big bags (30L) from a pile onto the trolley then wheel it up to the counter to be scanned. Doesn’t end there! The place was on a higher level than the car park so I had to manouvre the flat trolley (no sides) down a ramp and then load into the boot. I did ask but no-one could leave the shop/barn to help me. 😦
Even though I got a very good bargain by buying more than one bag at a far better price than I would have down the road (no discount) I felt really annoyed as I drove home.
Even though I’ve been a loyal customer for quite a few years I know my purchase wouldn’t have been a make or break one for the Fodder Shop.
So why do I have these feelings of guilt? Help – I’m stuck for an answer.
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