July in Review

July 31, 2012 Month in Review 12

Every month I‘m going to do a little round up of the not so bookish things in my life.

Car Shopping – ugh!

I spent a lot of time in the beginning of July car shopping as my previous car met an untimely and unfortunate end. Car shopping is the worst kind of shopping. I know that car salesmen are trying to make a profit and everything but when I tell you that I’m not interested in the loaded special edition model than you probably shouldn’t tell me to “just drive it and see”.   Why would I want to test drive a car that I know I can’t afford?  Idiot!

Needless to say, I bought my car at a different dealership where – gasp – the salesman actually listened to what I had to say.

Warning – Ick Factor

I just cannot get over this. It is just plain wrong.

I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things for work. I got in line behind this woman who had a fair amount of stuff. She puts a $20 bill on the counter, which clearly will not cover her amount of stuff, so I prepared myself for some kind of argument.

But there was no argument, instead she took off her shoe and took a stack of bills OUT OF HER SHOE! That she was wearing WITHOUT SOCKS! So Gross!

Wearing shoes without socks is gross. Keeping money in your shoe is gross. Combining them is super extra gross. And she put her barefoot down on the floor to take her money out of her shoe, which I would never do. Barefoot + Public Places = Gross.

Money is dirty people. Remember that.

Dollar Store Rant

I’m not going to discuss my big issue with the Family Dollar.  Instead I’m going to rant about dollar stores.  Now, I absolutely love the Dollar Tree.  You can find awesome stuff there and everything is $1 which is sweet.  But then you have other stores Like Family Dollar and Dollar General and you walk into those stores and… everything is NOT a $1.  Both of these stores are basically discount stores or a small version of Wal-Mart. 

Personally, I think if you are going to have DOLLAR in your name, everything in the store should be a $1.  Just Sayin’.

Kimberly

12 Responses to “July in Review”

  1. Midnyte Reader

    WalMart is the weirdest place!!! I agree with you on the Dollar Stores. If not everything is a dollar, call your store something else!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      You will see it soon. It’s cute but I still miss the mazda. Which I know sounds ridiculous.

      Please don’t ever be one of those people. Please, just keep the money in your purse or pocket.

  2. Kimberly

    Haha – that’s so gross that she had it in her shoe! Poor cashier, I hope they had some hand sanitizer on them…I need to get a car soon…I can’t rely on public transport forever.

  3. Bittner

    I can not even begin to tell you how many people come into my store and take money out of their bras to pay me with! It is sooooo disgusting! AND I can not even begin to tell you how many people come into my store and hand me money that is soaking wet and smells like pot! People are so gross!

    Also, I agree about barefoot + public places = inevitable infections that lead to amputations! How hard is it to grab a pair of flip flops before you leave the house?

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Where I work I have totally gotten the soaking wet money/smelling like pot money too. Which is gross but not as gross as keeping your money in your shoe or your bra. NO ONE WANTS TO TOUCH THAT!!!

  4. Jenny

    The car is awesome! That shoe story is so gross. I feel bad for the poor cashier who had to take the money.

  5. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    This made me do a little weird giggle snort giggle: “Money is dirty people. Remember that.” You crack me up! And I totally agree about dollar stores–if your name suggests that things are a dollar, they should be a dollar, or it’s false advertising! I hope you like your new car! :D

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Money IS dirty. It’s like the dirtiest thing ever. And that incident was proof.

      The dollar thing drives me nuts, it’s such a set up! The first time I walked in there and saw the prices I was so confused. Thank goodness for the Dollar Tree.