danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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shit went exactly as planned!

EXACTLY as planned (in my mind, that is)!! could NOT have gone better – no fecking way!! am still in awe/disbelief of how it all went down, and how quickly too?! good karma & horseshoes up the wazoo or what danistrulytheman?! def perfect timing for Hannibal‘s proverbial, “I love it when a plan comes together”!! damn straight, A-man … damn straight!!

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King of Win!!

Someone watches over me, I have clydesdale sized horseshoes up my ass, or I am extremely on the ball? Maybe, it’s my life trifecta? This morning went to check stuff out at johnvarvatos … and what did I see? My recently purchased Converse X kicks on sale. A quick email, followed by an even quicker phone call … and Bob’s your price adjustment uncle. They happily credited my AMEX the difference since it was within the 14 day company policy time allowance for said adjustments. Still not sure the exact refund amount, but I’m guessing it’s $60+ … I loved them before when I initially bought & got ’em … I love them even more now! Next, about an hour later began working on finalizing a purchase I had on my mind for a few days. I won’t lie, my first thoughts at the time were too excessive, too expensive … but now, for whatever reason, Banana Republic popped to mind. Went online to see what their site had to offer. Not only was I able to peruse items, I was able to check availability at my nearby store (updated every 20 minutes) which is what I wanted, nothing worse than wasted trips to the mall. While deciding on the exact item I wanted, I did happen to catch that 40% discount offer (today & tomorrow/online purchases only) prominently displayed. Why go to the mall and spend $125, when I can sit on my fat ass and order from my computer (along with a cool personalized message at no charge – I LOVE that shit, lol) for $75? Exactly? So that’s what I did, and in all likelihood, will be returning it for a refund at the store, but at least now I have it, and at a sweet deal, really it just provides greater flexibility, whatever I decide. The way I look at it, the money back from JV covers the BR purchase. Win Win … King!!


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Black Friday Score Story!

Remember my score from before? My $25 ladder from Lowe’s? That was awesome! Now I think I have a ladder fetish, lol. I’ve been wanting a good quality 4′ ladder ever since. They never go on sale, in fact stores don’t carry/stock the highest rated Grade 1 Type 1A or Type 1AA. My Home Depot did have a few Grade 1 Type 1 ladders in stock. So when I spied their Black Friday flyer offering a 5′ fiberglass ladder for $29, I was curious – in fact I was in Home Depot yesterday, and while there wanted to check it out. But, when I inquired, I was told they weren’t even putting them out till the stored closed, so they’d be ready for sale Friday morning – doors opened at 6:00 I was told. Oh, also I gleaned another tidbit – they were only allotted 37 ladders for this store. I was out running errands, so I went, but it was in the afternoon, and worker-dude told me by 10 o’clock they were all snapped up. I figured. I don’t even know if I would have bought one anyways, I really have my heart set on the 4′ model. Standing in the ladder row, admiring MY ladder, my mind’s wheels started churning. I knew it was a longshot, but I’ve got a set on me, so I proceeded to customer service. As I began talking to the lady behind the counter, I could see/feel negativity immediately as I spoke. Her facial expression/body language didn’t look promising. But, I hadn’t hit her with my well thought out line yet. “Nothing we can do”, was what she was saying since it was limited quantities, and they were sold out. Then, I said, “well, can I have a 4 footer for the same price?” Her facial expression changed, AND she began walking back, poking her head into a room to obviously speak with someone in higher authority. I knew I had her. See, it’s that mentality … 4 feet is less than 5 feet, the customer is getting less. So she thought, in fact, I kept selling it too, saying I’d settle for a smaller ladder, lol. Little did she know it was the one I coveted all along, and it’s higher rated, AND it costs $65 … well, not for me, not now, lol. She told me to go get it, and come back and see her. I did. She asked how I wanted to pay? Cash, I said. I just wanted to get the hell outta there before anybody got wise to me, lol! Yeah, bought a Lotta MAX – after today’s horseshoes, ya never know, eh?!

Black Friday flyer …

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My new 4′ $29 ladder! Sweet …

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ya don’t ask, ya don’t get

… NEVER!!!!!! I said it before, and I’ll say it again … ain’t no harm in asking. Only bloggin’ ’bout it ’cause I brazen balls queried something (six hours time difference no less) anticipating the proverbial answer/response … but ya know what? Ya never know. Have always had horseshoes up my motherfucking ass … and while I’d like to think ’twas my charm getting me my way, understand/realize enquiring was the reason why (sorta – still sticking with my charm playing a role, lol). Ask away folks!! 💡