Slim Away As Seen on TV product – Slim Chance of Getting It
So as I have posted before, I have an awful “As Seen on TV” product buying addiction. (my previous blog on this – you will enjoy reading and laugh- is posted right after this one.) I buy just about everything I see, and then most of it gets little use. I simply HAVE to have the product, as the clever marketers know how many people are suckers like me who buy the “best thing since sliced bread” sales pitch.
One of my favorite stores, Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBB as I refer to it though the Better Business Bureau has dibs on that one) has plenty of these products and other useless items that I seem to love and the best part is that I don’t have to pay shipping AND I get to use one of their 20 percent off coupons. SUCH A BARGAIN that it doesn’t even matter if I won’t be using the product for long.
I got my Pajama Jeans there for example, and 20 percent off is a substantial chunk off those things that I salivated over on TV for months. (They are not as great as they look on TV – they are too low cut for those of us who need high wasted “mom” jeans)
The latest product that they had was the Slim Away belt that you wear to lose INCHES off your belly and waist. They advertised it in the circular several weeks ago with yet another coupon.
Being menopausal and all, the belly has been an issue. I tried to return my spare tire to Firestone, but they don’t take back the kind on the belly.
Tired of the Spanx stuff, I have really been working on losing some belly weight. When I saw this product, I thought A-HA – my job will now be easier! I will simply wear this under my clothes every day, without anyone even knowing, and INCHES will MELT away while I am wearing it! What a deal for only $9.99 and no shipping and a 20 percent off coupon.
So off I went to get one. Except every other menopausal woman was also taking BBB up on this deal because they were SOLD OUT! They called a few stores and filled out a fancy form and said it will be delivered to my store in just a few days. So the belly melting would have to wait.
A week later, I hadn’t heard from BBB so I went there inquiring and showing them my fancy form. “Not in yet,” I was told. “But it has been a week and it was just supposed to be a few days,” I protested. The cashier just shrugged. She obviously was way too young to understand the desperation of a menopausal woman.
10 days later I trekked back and guess what? It still had not arrived. I asked for the manager because I was about to have a menopausal temper tantrum. I was a Slim Away Desperado at this point.
I started huffing, “This is my SECOND trip in and you STILL don’t have my product!”
He cut me off with just that one huff. He obviously has dealt with his share of both menopausal women AND Slim Away Desperadoes.
“I have good news and bad news,” he said. “The bad news is that you will have to wait another week because I am ordering it online for you. The good news is that it is free and will arrive at your door.”
I’ll let you know how it works!