A curious idea popped in my head the other day when my mother asked me to take something back to the store. It’s not that she herself was busy and couldn’t do it, she explained, it was more that I was.. “so good at returning stuff”.
I prodded a little, and realized that she had a mild fear of returning things, which kind of explains why she has a whole bunch of stuff in the house with tags still on it!!!
I don’t know if returning items can really be a skill I can list on my resume 😉 , but it made me wonder how many of you out there have a mild fear of returns, even though you…
- don’t want the item any longer
- it doesn’t fit
- you paid good money for it
- are not satisfied
- are within the returns / refunds / exchange window on the receipt
I hear this is a common thing with shopaholics; when they buy and don’t return what they don’t want, apparently it is because they feel as though the employees who are doing the returns will judge them.
“OMG Why are they bothering to return this? It’s only $5.“
..or worse, returning stuff makes shopaholics feel as though they’re poor because they need their money back, and that is the opposite of how they really want to feel in life.
Me, I’m a return-a-holic. I buy, then return because I get so enamoured in the store, but turn into a Picky Princess when I get the item into the house.
What are your thoughts on this?