We're only human. I get it.
But sometimes, I do things that I really question about. Stupid things I should have known if I had thought two seconds about.
But nooo...I don't.
The other day, I was shopping at the local Goodwill.
(For those of you who think it's gross...yeah...it is actually sometimes really gross. But I like to think that once you wash it once or twice, it will be good as new!!)
I like a good thrift store find. But when it's something that is used and priced over 10 bucks, I'm not going to buy it unless it is extremely special.
So while I was at the Goodwill for its 50% off sale, I found this beautiful sheer oversized navy blue blouse selling for six bucks (regular $12). Even though I knew similar blouses were selling for 60 bucks, this would be a steal right?
Apparently I didn't think so at the time. I wanted to get it even more discounted because I noticed some loose strings. But DOOOYY. Of course there would be loose strings. It's a freakin' thrift store!!
So this was me after lining up for 10 minutes.
ME: Is it possible to get a discount because there are some loose strings?
Cashier: (sighs) Ma'am. This is a thrift store so of course there will be loose strings. We don't do quality check.
ME: Uh..okay.. (red face)
BAM. And just like that, I was embarrassed in front of a crowd of people lining up. (IDIOTIC ME)
But honestly. Who else is like me and wants the very best deal at all times? Okay, so maybe I shouldn't have bargained for a six dollar shirt that was already discounted AND for charity...but I guess I just couldn't help myself.
Unfortunately, I don't think this really draws people away from the stereotype that Asians are cheap.