"Just Buy It and Throw It Away!"

"Just Buy It and Throw It Away!"

Jonathan B.
Apr 7, 2008

Here's another one for the manufactured garbage file. Boy, things like this sure make us cranky.

Suspecting a racoon invasion in the crawlspace, but having only the dimmest of flashlights, we picked up a new battery at Lowe's while shopping for a few other house maintenance things. We'd just put the $3.99 battery in our cart when an employee literally came running at us.

Lowe's employee: "Wait! You can get a set with that battery and a flashlight for the same price."

Us: "But we already have a flashlight."

Lowe's employee: "Well, just buy it and throw it away."

Us: "Um, but we already have a flashlight."

(befuddled look from Lowe's employee)

The sad thing? We feel like we got ripped off. After all, for $3.99, we could have had a new battery and a new flashlight.

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