7.22.2009

the rotten meat principle

As you may know, we had a hula hoop party at the house. Lots of girls, irrigation tubing and sparkly tape. Fun times.
You can see more pictures at Sarahenity's blog if you'd like to.

I went to the grocery store the night before so that I could get the ingredients for my white sangria and 7-layer dip. (Both of which turned out really good, btw.) I bought wine, beer, plates, cups, flowers, soda, lighter fluid, etc. I also decided it would be cute to buy some "hula hoop" themed goodies, so I got some of those gummy peach and apple rings. I also found some chocolates that were 0-shaped at the end of the aisle on sale, so I got those too. Because they are shaped like a hula hoop, get it?

Well...

The next morning, I was getting everything prepared and put the 0-shaped candies into little candy bowls. When I opened the chocolate ones, they were pale and chalky. Now, I'm not one to judge, so I took a bite to see if they tasted as bad as they looked. They did. They were nasty. So, even though I had taken a bite of one, I stuck it back in the box and taped the receipt to the top so I could take them back.

Blah, blah, blah, hula hoop party takes place.

Fast forward to today..... I asked "Jaime" (see code names post if you don't know who I mean!) if he would take the candy back to HEB for me on his daily trip up there. He did, and called me at work to tell me the conversation that took place:

Jaime - "I'm returning these. Obviously it isn't about the $1.50, but look at them, they are nasty. These aren't up to HEB standards."
HEB girl - "Well, they were on clearance."
Jaime - "Just because it is on clearance doesn't mean it should be a defective product! Does that mean if your hamburger meat is spoiled, you're going to put it on half-price and sell rotten meat? It's the principle!"
HEB girl - (She had no other comment, Jaime had stumped her. she gave him the $1.50 back.)

6 comments:

sarahsmile3 said...

Man, there is nothing worse than chocolate gone bad.

sarahsmile3 said...

Can I still call Jaime by his real name in my blog?

"Miss Bee" said...

Lol, yes - you can use his real name, "Magical White Guy." Ha! It was pretty hard for me to call him Jaime, so I might just have to ask permission to use his real name...

sarahsmile3 said...

I will call him "Jaime" in person.

Pat said...

Glad I read your previous blog...kept wondering who Jaime was!
You all looked like you had a great time.....no guys decorated/used the hoops? Maybe they just disappeared (I know Dad might've).

Amy said...

So funny! Selling bad chocolate is not okay. BTW, I'm loving the new layout :)