My hubby. *sigh* He works so hard to provide for our little family. Throughout this past year, he has become particularly savvy on saving a buck or two with coupons and discounts. Tuesday night, however, my dear husband may have gone a bit too far.
Unbeknownst to me, Chris responded to a postcard on Friday that would allow us to get a free Target gift card if we answered a few survey questions. He thought, "Perfect! We shop there ALL the time for groceries." Mistake #1.
On Tuesday came the call from the company giving away the card. Chris eagerly answered all the questions (about our family water consumption) over the phone waiting for the confirmation that our card would soon be on the way. Mistake #2. This is when they pulled a fast one. The last question of the "survey": "Can we send someone to your house to do a water test?"
"Sure," Chris said. Mistake #3. The operator explained that it would be a quick test and demonstration lasting no longer than 45-50 minutes and gave him some time slots (5-6 or 8-9) to chose from. He chose 8 p.m. for the tester to come by.....and forgot to tell me. Mistake #4.
Let's make what turned out to be an INCREDIBLY LONG evening short. The "tester" turned out to be a sales person for a water softener company. The product itself was amazing. Our ability to get her to leave and understand that we had no money to spend was not. At 11:07, I finally turned out the porch light and locked the door.
Now, after sitting through a two-and-a-half-hour sales pitch, most couples receive a free or greatly reduced stay at a luxury resort. My husband got me a $20 gift card. God I love him.