That Was . . . “Easy”


What a learning curve. It took me ten minutes to find a place to sign in to wordpress. I could read my blog, but couldn’t find a place to log in and actually use my blog.

And then I couldn’t figure out how to actually create a post. Still haven’t figured out how to add people to a blogroll or whatever it is that takes the place of a neighborhood here.

But here I am.

All because I had to gripe. Well, and it was blog or clean my kitchen or study and my study guide is lame.

Went to Staples this morning. I had a gift card in the amount of ten dollars. Whoo hoo, I know. But hey, my son needed a few more school supplies and Walmart was out. So was Staples. (I mean, why stock enough looseleaf to supply the entire town during the first weeks of school?)


I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to actually add up my purchases, right? So I played it safe and bought the cheap paper folders rather than the more expensive plastic folders, etc, in order to stay under my ten dollars, right?

Got to the check out.

Total: $7.66

The checker hands me my receipt, puts the gift card in a drawer, and tells me to have a good day. I stare at her. She stares back.

“Do I get change or something?”

“No, that’s all there was on the card.”


There was exactly seven dollars and sixty six cents on my gift card?

Right…. How very prescient of the gift giver to have known that exact amount.

I didn’t want to argue with the twit, and it was a matter of less than three dollars, right? But then I realized that I could have bought the vinyl folders. I could have bought that package of highlighters I kind of needed, but didn’t get because I didn’t really need and didn’t want to go over the ten dollars.

I have to admit I feel a little cheated.

Hats off to the Moses Lake Staples, because they won’t be getting anything else from me if I can help it.

8 responses to “That Was . . . “Easy”

  • ladywise

    Wow! That’s unbelievable. What’s really unbelievable is you calling someone a twit! lmao
    (That’s laughing my ARM off in case you wondered)

    Seriously, I don’t know how you do all the things you do and have a single brain cell left in your head. It’s amazing to me.

    So, let me tell you the best thing I’ve found to create your neighborhood atmosphere.

    Go to “My Blog”, then to “Dashboard” then to “Blog Surfer”. There is a place on there to add URL’s. Put in the person’s URL, like mine and hit “add”. Do that with everyone on WordPress that you want to add. Then as they post, you will be able to scroll through those posts just like you did in “My Neighborhood” on Vox. There are other ways to add people, but this is the way I’ve found that I like because it’s really similar to what we had at Vox.

    Let me know if I can help.

  • Aussie Emjay

    That’s terrible. I had a similar experience with Bed, Bath & Beyond.

    You can also see add people to your Readomattic (Yes, it’s spelt like that) – you can find it under your Dashboard and then “edit subscriptions” and add the people you want to the section that says “add blog”. Then if you click your Readomattic all those you’ve added come up in a page similar to our old neighbourhood view.

    • kimberlybbert

      I’ve had four or five different people tell me how to create one, and as you’ll notice, I still haven’t concentrated long enough to do it. I’d better glean the addresses off Vox before Vox is gone!

  • Alicia

    That’s really stupid! >.< I'm sorry, I don't understand how that cashier thought that. I wouldn't go either.

    I'm having a frustrating time with this place too. I think it'll just take practice.

    • kimberlybbert

      I do like that they list the comments with replies directly under the replied-to comment though. That’s pretty cool. Can’t use bold or italics though…really cuts down on my expressiveness, no?

  • Ruth

    OH so this is where you have landed – tiny tiney print or what?!

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