I had a Costco coupon for $4 off of a pack of Charmin tissues. These are normally sold at $18.75 so $4 is a huge chunk off of the price. The coupon I had was valid between Jan 5 and 25. At the start of the promo season, I went to Costco and found out that they just ran out. A shipment was on its way to the warehouse but nobody knew when it would arrive so I left without buying anything.
Yesterday was the last day of the promo period so we went to Costco again. When I got to the section where these tissues are normally stored, I only saw empty pallets.
I was so disappointed.
I stood there for a few seconds and decided to wait for any Costco staff to pass by, maybe they would restock the shelves again (but I doubt that because they keep all stock in the store). I looked around and saw an overflowing cart and there's a pack of the tissues that I wanted stacked on top of the other groceries.
It looked so inviting. So tempting. I felt that it was calling out to me.
For a full minute (or maybe two), I stared at that seemingly-abandoned cart (the customer pushed it away afterwards) and debated with myself. I was convincing myself that the cart was abandoned and that it would be okay to take the stuff inside.
Hubby saw that I had locked my eyes on another customer's cart and nudged me. He brought me back to reality.
For $4, I was tempted to take stuff from another shopper's cart.
A minute later, I saw some people walking off with these tissues. I traced their paths and found out where they were coming from. There was 1 last pallet with a dwindling number of tissues. I ran and was able to buy mine guilt-free.
--- Note to self: Speaking of guilt-free, I am writing this reminder to myself to go and order some concrete cleaner for my sis. She recently found some streaks on her concrete driveway and being the neat-freak that she is, she can't just let it be. And being the internet-shopping-phobe that she is, she asked me to buy some for her. Haha!