Saturday, June 6, 2009

Consumer Alert

I don't even know where to start. I'm a goob. A total goob. I guess we can start there.

I love the color pink. I found the cutest Polaroid pink camera a few years back on sale and got myself one. It was my first digital. It worked great and was small enough to go everywhere. My husband wasn't thrilled about using it when I wasn't around being bright pink and all but he survived. I loved it, my own little pink digital camera.

I also love myself a good dollar store. I can't help it, I just do. I just got handcrafted birthday cards, glass candle holders and candles for the deck, gift bags & wrapping paper and graduation decorations for my son's K5 bbq. They have things you can buy at Target for less and I also love myself a good deal. So, you can see where I would stock up on some things like paper plates, gift bags, tea lights and batteries.

This is where the problem begins. We took the training wheels of my son's bike and I got my camera ready, loaded it with new batteries and headed outside. My camera wouldn't work. It wouldn't even turn on. Are you kidding me? I needed a camera badly. Aaaaggghhh! I was so frustrated. How could it just break like that? It was just working yesterday. I was definitely breaking up with it. I borrowed a camera until I could get a new one and the other day we went to my son's kindergarten graduation. I had put new batteries in the camera on the way over. I was ready. Cue deja vu. The camera wouldn't work. It wouldn't even turn on. Are you kidding me? Once again I needed a camera badly. My husband was telling me how I have bad luck with cameras and for some reason he traded batteries out of my mom's camera. Her camera wouldn't work but ours did. Uh oh. When asked where I bought the dud batteries I didn't even have to think. I didn't have to think but I didn't want to throw my secret love under the bus. I mumbled the dollar store and my husband sighed. Stop buying batteries there, deal? Deal. In my defense I feel like I should mention that the batteries were a brand name battery. It wasn't some crazy cheap brand that you have never heard of.

Here is the proof of me being a total goob. You know my sweet, pink digital camera? It wasn't broken. It was the dud batteries. Oopsy. The worst part is that just the day before I had went to throw the camera away since it clearly was broken and let me down. I just couldn't do it. I put it on the counter and left it there. However, I can't find it there now so I can only assume that moments later I did actually throw it away and have since blocked it out of my mind. I dumped my sweet camera literally and figuratively. Aaaaggghhh! I'm a goob. A total goob.

So, please DO NOT buy batteries at your favorite local dollar store. Gift bags, pens, coloring books, craft supplies are fair game but whatever you do spend the extra money and go to Target.

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about the batteries. Sorry about the camera. I lost mine once and I think it accidentally fell in the trash from the counter next to the can. I wonder what pictures were on the roll of film in it?

    When you get a new camera, get one that has it's own rechargable battery pack. It costs a little more, but it's worth it. And just think of how much you'll save on Target!