After work Andy wanted to run to Game to pick up a new Playstation 3 game so I decided to go next door to Sport Direct. The last time I was in there they had these really great knee high socks. I bought a couple pair then but wanted to see if they had any more.
Finally after walking around searching for about 10 minutes I found this display and at the very tip top... there they were.
I didn't know how I was expected to get them down so I went over to the counter and asked, here is how that conversation went:
Me: Hi! I would like some of those socks at the top of that display, how would I get those down?
Worker: Which ones?
Me: Those at the very top, the knee length ones.
Worker: I'm sorry, what was that?
Me: (inside my head I was thinking 'let me repeat in slower English, yes that is right I ALSO SPEAK ENGLISH it just doesn't sound like your English) Those at the very top,the ones with the bright stripes.
Worker: Oh, have you looked around the store to see if there are any you can reach?
Me: Yeah I have and those are the only ones.
Worker: Are you sure? Have you looked over in the bargain area?
Me: Yep I have been looking for about 10 minutes but those are the only I could find.
Worker: Right well let me see if I can get you somebody to help.
Me: (inside my head I was thinking 'sorry I thought you were the one that could help') Right okay I'll just wait over by the display.
Finally went back over to the counter and asked again for help... she said somebody would be over right away. (This was after I had to pull her away from her private conversation with another co-worker)
Finally after waiting for about 10 minutes a kid comes over.
Kid Worker: Are you the one wanting the socks at the top?
Me: (inside my head I was thinking 'yeah sorry for actually wanting to buy some of your merchandise and sorry that you put it so high I couldn't get it myself) Yep that's me!
He got me a few pairs and brought them down. They were 50% off so at £1.29 a piece I wasn't walking out without a few of them.
I guess this whole exchange could have been worse though... At least I had two conversations and neither one of them asked me if I was American or why I would choose to live in England over America.
So yeah, it could have been worse.
Everton season tickets go on sale Monday and we got our renewal packet in the post today. We have until April 17th to renew with an early bird discount.
We will be keeping our same seats because we love them and I feel moving anywhere else would put some kind of jinx on the team! haha
We were driving home at around 5:45pm and realized the sun was still out. Another sure sign that Spring is on the way.
I would be depressed because it also means warmer weather is on the way but here it doesn't really ever get that hot so it's all good!
I love English post boxes! There is so much history behind them and I love finding new ones that I have never seen before.
I know... this is odd but I do love them.
It started out really sunny this morning. Then it turned really dark and hailed for a little while and then sunny again. Then when we were out in our car at lunch it started hailing again. Ended sunny but still very cold.
Was very strange weather all day!