The spring things are just getting on the store shelves in my neck of the woods and I’ve been looking to replace the cushions on our wicker deck furniture. The first photo is the original fabric pattern but over time it’s sun faded and I wanted something neutral. I know I have to buy them as soon as they come out in the store since things here in Michigan are seasonal I’ll only get one chance to pick them up. Stock is limited and if I hold out for a sale I won’t get the quantity I was looking for.
I finally found these neutral cushions at Lowe’s; they were more than I wanted to pay but I knew if they went on sale in the next 30 days they would refund the difference, so I wasn’t taking my changes of someone else picking them up so into my cart they went. This is where it all starts to get a little crazy; first my cart was heaped so high I couldn’t see over it, and didn’t realize a store employee was waiting at the register to assist me in getting them to my car, so I thought.
There I was at the register swiping my credit card and chatting with the cashier. She’s my favorite worker at Lowes she was a master gardener at one time and she’s so helpful in the garden center. While chatting I happened to notice a man in the lane next to me purchasing a self-standing mailbox with a heavy concrete base and thought nothing of it. Well come to find out the store assistant was there to help that man get the mailbox out and loaded into his vehicle but apparently he thought the man had also purchased the cushions so he was hauling both carts outside at the same time. As he was leaving with them I asked my cashier where my cushions were going and she said the assistant would take them to the curbside for me and I could pull up to load.
So I’m putting my wallet back in my bag and heading to the parking lot only to notice no cushions at the curbside. I happen to look around the parking lot and the store assistant is loading them into the mailbox mans car, and mailbox man is letting him. This is where I say to myself, “WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE”?
So I quickly run across a snow covered parking lot in high heals, I know I know I was dressed for fashion not function that day, and say to the Lowes worker those are my cushions and that man is clearly being dishonest in letting you load them into his car. I looked at mailbox man and he had no look of embarrassment or shame on his face at all, he never even said a word. I’m sure he was going to take my cushions and return them for a store credit at some time since he didn’t have a receipt to support that he’d made the purchase. I paid $260 for those cushions and they weren’t going home with him…….
All I could do was laugh and think to myself that man hasn’t an ounce of honesty or integrity but boy was he bold in thinking he was getting away with something. There are days I feel like I live in the Twilight Zone with all the craziness going on around me. Does anyone else feel like the world and it’s people are a mess? I couldn’t wait to get into my vehicle and call hubby to tell him what had just happened. I think I needed to tell someone because it was so unbelievable to me.
By the way I’ve had the deck furniture for about six years and it’s went through several fabric changes you can click the photos below and see all the different looks if you’d like and as soon as the weather breaks I’ll show you my new cushions on the wicker set.