Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Frustrations and Blessings

I mentioned briefly in an earlier post that I was going to start taking customer service calls from home. I had to get a home phone and a separate DSL connection installed in the bedroom where I am going to be working - this was all set up to be installed yesterday morning between 10-12. Late Sunday evening, I realized I had forgotten to purchase a home phone and a headset!! After Greg left for work yesterday morning, I went ahead and made a quick trip up to Wal-Mart (at 6:30 am) to try and pick up a phone and a headset so I could get back home and straighten up my desk area before the cable guy got there to work on my DSL/phone connection.

I had just gotten back to the house at 8:00 when the guy called me and asked if he could come over early...as in right now. This actually worked out great for me! He came over, did what he had to do and was gone by 9:00. Whoohoooo - I was ready to begin my training. I had plugged the phone in to let it begin charging and decided to let it charge until 11:00 before I started working. I didn't think I would really need my phone the first day but I wasn't sure so I didn't want to take any chances.

11:00....pulled out my nifty new headset...sat down in front of the computer to begin my training...went to hook up my headset to my phone and there was no way to connect it to my phone! GRRRRRR, are you kidding me?? By this time, my mom had left for the day taking with her her vehicle (my source of transportation when Greg is at work) so I had no way of running back out to Wal-Mart until later that evening.

I spent the day cleaning and dusting my frustrations away until 6:30 that night when I made ANOTHER trip back to Wal-Mart to return that phone. After looking at all the other phones available and opening several boxes and inspecting the actual unit to see if there was a spot to put a headpiece I left there headed to Kmart. I was determined to find a simple $20.00 phone that could connect to a headpiece. There were plenty if I was willing to pay $60.00 + (which I'm not because I won't ever use the thing and don't need all the bells and whistles.) I had to go to 4 stores - fortunately they are within 2 miles of each other down a main highway - before I found a phone at Target on sale for $19.96....it was just perfect!!

While I was there I was able to pick up two more packs of these Huggie Cleanteams using my coupon found here. Target has had these on sale for several weeks now for $1.99/each and with my coupon $3.00/2, I end up paying $.50 each for these!
On my way home I called to find out if we needed milk and when I was told that we were almost out I let them know I was going to run into CVS to purchase some milk. Gotta get my CVS fix in for the day!! This is what I picked up for $4.61 out of my pocket! Whooohooo - the milk alone was $3.99 so all this other stuff was pretty much pocket change AND I got $5 ECB back for the razor.


Rebekah said...

sorry about your aggravation, but good deal on those good deals

moneytummy said...

Once again, great deals! Good luck with the customer service job.