Monday, November 5, 2007

I understand. Oh Well!

I have been asking H to install a Water Purification unit in the kitchen sink for quite sometime. He has been preoccupied with other stuff and could not get time to do it. We do get filtered water in Refrigerator. The doctors also say the quality of tap water is quite good. But just to put my mind to rest, I got a simple water purifier from the store -"Stop & Shop". I do admit that it was an impulse buy. I was actually looking for something else and saw this in front of my eyes. My mind sent out a pulse of guilt and the next moment , the purifier was in my shopping cart.

I came back home and showed it to H. He asked me whether I did any groundwork to understand different purifiers. I pretend not to listen to him and not spoil my little joy of finally finishing (well, almost) one of the procrastinating agendas. Then he asked me, if there was a way to turn filtered water off, for washing dishes etc. My ears stood up and I realised that I bought a wrong product.

Next day, I went to "Home Depot" since it is a hardware store and should carry wider range of water purification systems. It did not offer as many choices I thought ( For all I know, water purifiers might not have the wide range of selections. That, I would have come to know if I bothered to do some groundwork on these). I did find one good purifier, satisfying all the essential criteria. I was quite happy with myself.

After purchasing, I immediately went to "Stop and Shop" to return my previous purchase. While waiting in the return counter, I realised that I had misplaced the receipt. Since I had bought a day before and it looked brand new, I thought I should not have any problems returning it. Well, the guy at the counter refused saying it was company's policy not to accept without a receipt. I tried as hard as I could but he did not budge. Oh well!

I returned home, only to realise that the new purifier that I got did not fit our kitchen sink faucet. Sweet. So now I have two water purifiers , totally useless to me unless I change the faucet itself !

I finally told H as I did not want to go to the return counters again. He gave me a displeasing stare but agreed to return the things when he gets time. I also meekly mentioned that I lost the receipt to one of the purchases. Since winter is setting in and Fridge filter water is a little too cold, I am currently contended drinking water directly from faucet. I am waiting for H to install the purifier as it is after all a guy's job.

Yesterday, H returned both the water purifiers without any hassle. I was amazed how he could do it. He had told the guys at the return counter that his wife purchased a wrong product and both of them , in two different stores nodded and smiled understandingly, did not even bother about the receipt and took back the items without any problem. Oh Well!

8 comments:

Sumana said...

Hmm you must be breathing a sigh of relief after returning the stuff. Sometimes it is just coincidence that you miss those receipts that were needed. Happens many times.

Hip Grandma said...

very clever of him.give him a handsheka from me.happy Diwali to you and your family.

dame's diary said...

It has happened to me too. No big deal :)


Happy Diwali ...

Sreejith said...

people are prejudiced but then 'for H to install the purifier as it is after all a guy's job' wouldn't get the feminist pulse racing :)

Joy said...

Suamana, Yup, happy that the two purifiers are back at the store.

HG, So you are also in his side? Happy Diwali to you and family!

DD, Same pinch :)

Sreejith, Okay. Got your point. For your benefit, it is good if some points guys just hear and be quiet :) :) :)

Thinking aloud said...

:) you too?

Tys on Ice said...

ohhhh, its gud to be a man :)

we can loungue arnd, rattle off advice without lifting a finger and in the end come out smelling like a rose...

wudnt hve it any other way ;)

Joy said...

Thinking Aloud, :)

ToI: Yeah Yeah Yeah, For the time being, just be happy that you are across the atlantic.