I Did Something Really Stupid

I went to the mall Friday afternoon with mom, Reagan and Rylee. We were just going to eat lunch but I ended up shopping in Dillards for shoes to wear with my new dress for the 20th anniversary service next weekend. I found the perfect pair! Black and Pink Stilettos that cost way too much but I couldn’t resist them. I also picked up a cute pair of yellow wedges that were on clearance.

Anyway…I paid for the shoes and then gathered up the kids to go to the car. As I was trying to get Rylee situated in her car seat without waking her up, I set the bag of shoes on the ground next to the car. When I got home and went to take everything inside, the shoes were nowhere to be found. Oh, crap! I left them on the ground in the mall parking lot! Crap, crap, crap, crap! (the may have been other words that went through my head but I’ll never admit it…)

I went in and called the mall and Dillards to see if anyone had turned them in but no luck. I wanted to throw up – there was no way I was telling Don. We were going on a date last night and I didn’t want to ruin the mood by telling my “Mr. Budget Man” husband I had lost two pairs of expensive shoes. (breathe, Abbye, breathe!)

So, late this afternoon my cell phone rang and it was my credit card company calling. A very polite lady told me she had the manager from Dillard’s on the line and he had found my shoes! After she turned the phone call over to him, I learned that two young teenage girls had found my shoes and tried to return them to the store and get the money for them. Their story was that their aunt had purchased them as a gift for them and said they could return them and get the money on a gift card. But – the sales clerk remembered the shoes and that I had specifically purchased them for myself for a church event. She called the manager and they confiscated my shoes for me! The manager looked up the purchase information in their computers and then called my credit card company in order to find me.

Thank you, Dillard’s customer service! You guys are amazing and I am so relieved to have my shoes back! Now I don’t have to go barefoot next Sunday! πŸ™‚


10 Responses to “I Did Something Really Stupid”

  1. August 24, 2008 at 2:00 am

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  2. August 24, 2008 at 2:11 am

    OMG!!!!! That is a crazy story. I could just feel you freaking out inside over it and not wanting to tell Don. I would have felt the same way.

    Anyways, I’m so glad you got your shoes back and hopefully, maybe those girls were somewhat embarrased enough to not try that again.

    Can’t wait to see them. Pink and black Stilettos??? How amazing will they be!!!!! You’ll just have to watch your step on the platform so you don’t go following me and busting your butt…..hehe!

    See you in the AM! uggggh!!! that one song. I’m still dreading it. I’m putting off working on it some more right his very second. Can I just skip out on that one? πŸ˜‰

  3. 3 Christie
    August 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    So glad that worked out for you. See good things happen to good people or people that have amazing friends I just don’t know. LOL Glad Mr Budget Man didn’t have to hear that one, but you still have to let him know how much they were right!!!!!!

  4. August 24, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Now really, what are the odds of the girls returning the shoes to the exact clerk that you bought them from, the clerk remembering the person who bought them and the management going through the trouble to find you???
    Luck? Blessing?
    A lady I know calls that kind of thing a God-wink.

  5. August 24, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Wow I have a new appreciation for the yellow shoes I loved today and if I don’t notice anything else I will pay attention to your shoes!

  6. August 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I was looking at those same shoes three weeks ago. And I wanted them so bad, but being prego and all, James would never let me wear them. Although he really loved them too (He’s a shoe freak you know). I didn’t even pick them up to see the price. I’m glad someone I know besides me and James appreicates a good pair of shoes and I’m glad you got them back. Maybe in 5 months I’ll get the opportunity to get some and be like you when I grow up.(They’ll be on sale then) LOL.

    Miss you at the office.

  7. August 26, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    yyyyyeeeaaaa…. i’m so sure. you have not one other pair of shoes in your closet and you would have come barefoot! mmm – hmmmm.

    haha πŸ˜‰

    so glad you got them back. did those girls get in big trouble?

  8. August 27, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    We all love our shoes don’t we. Isn’t it funny how when we have children something as important as a new pair of expensive shoes goes right out of our mind.

    This is also a great blessing story. God takes care of us when we are too busy or “stupid” to do it ourselves.

  9. 9 steph
    August 28, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    WOW! Happy endings are great. I want to see a pic of these shoes.

  10. 10 steph
    August 28, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    OMG! It let me submit a comment!

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