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Chapeau, Boulanger!


Loiseau

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No, this is not in praise of my local baker, but of the Boulanger electrical goods retail chain.

I bought a satellite decoder there on Saturday, thinking that mine had died.

Before unpacking it, my cleversticks Significant Other tried the old one just once more - and it worked! (How annoying is that sort of thing, ladies?!)

So I steeled myself yesterday to take the new new one back and to do battle with customer services. The decoder had not been unwrapped or anything, so no reason for them not to take it back, but this IS France, after all.

The woman inspected it and certified it had not been opened, and made out a bon. Hmm, I thought; I will obviously be fobbed off with a credit note here, instead of having the amount credited back onto my credit card.

I then had to take her bon to the normal cash desk, where the caissière opened the till and counted out the CASH!

I was so gobsmacked, that I had to go and spend it next door on three pairs of shoes...

Angela
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Angela, I must rebuke you! Your comment about your significant other is so unfair; doubtless he is a chap of integrity, quiet, pliable, anxious to please you, keen on gardening and DIY etc, in short, everything a woman wants and yet you tick him off for fixing a simple bit of kit. Whilst I do admire you achievement in betting a cash refund, why on earth did you not let your VSO look at the kit BEFORE you went trogging off to Boulanger to replace it?

This reminds me of a story of a lady who had a power cut in a night of great storms and went the whole of the next day before mentioning it over the fone to her male friend, but became crossy when he casually asked whether she has actually checked the circuit breakers - which she had not, it transpired.

Angela, doubtless you have talents he does not pretend to have, such as crocheting, knitting, playing cards, cooking, cleaning and tidying, homemaking and so many others, but does he comment on your failing to get the mud off his shoes or the occasional boiled egg which is not perfect? No, I feel sure he is too much of a gentleman!!!!

[kiss] 

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Bl**dy h*ll, Wools! That seems to have struck a nerve!

FYI, my SO could in no way be described as "quiet, pliable" etc.

And I like to think I am a gal of action, so of course I had to go rushing off for a replacement following a whole evening of no TV reception when, for once in my life, I had fancied spending an evening watching Thalassa.

Also, i thought it was an excuse to get a much cooler little flat-screen TV as well, with decodeur built in, but itturned out that because i get my signal through a satellite dish, i had to have the decodeur box. So i couldn't really justify a new telly after all. :-(

Angela
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[quote user="Loiseau"] Also, i thought it was an excuse to get a much cooler little flat-screen TV as well, with decodeur built in, but it turned out that because i get my signal through a satellite dish, i had to have the decodeur box. So i couldn't really justify a new telly after all. :-( [/quote]

Well you will have to be like us and wait until your (old) telly implodes, like ours did; then you can justify getting a super dooper new one. [:)]

Sue

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