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Old 04-01-2011, 08:44 AM   #561
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was in a fabric store today. my granddaughter and great granddaughter were with me. the granddaughter was on the floor playing with some pamphlets. a man ( in a wheelchair) called it to my granddaughter's attention. we knew what she was doing and there was no harm in it. so we left her alone. the man said, if she had been in my store, when i had it. i would have charged for those. pamphlets no less. it really frosted me, i said " well how wonderful for you" i was still angry. granddaughter said let it go. he should have minded his own business. if she were playing with stuff that was for sale, we would have stopped her. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Some people just don't know how to let little kids be little kids.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:18 AM   #562
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Babe, I totally agree with you being mad, and with Princess Fiona's comment. Obviously it wasn't bothering the store staff!

I bought a dog toy awhile back with some Christmas money my Dad gave for his "Granddogs". It was fake fur in the shape of an elongated fox and instead of stuffing had an empty water bottle in it. Well success! finally a toy they loved and weren't ripping the stuffing out of it for the squeaker. Also, you can put a new bottle in it (on our second).

Well, the other day they had smaller ones on sale (that take stubby bottles - a raccoon and a skunk) so Joie, our little dog could have his own. They both ended up with a little one and loved them. Until I saw blood on the nose of one of the toys. We checked and he had two small slits in his gums. I opened up the toy to find they hadn't taken the cap off the bottle. The cap is hard plastic and when he bit he cracked it.

I went back to the store, where they know us well, and told her about it. I wasn't asking for money back, just wanted to make her aware of the situation for future customers. We opened one up and she took the cap off, thanked me very much and said she was going to take all the caps off. As I was walking out I could hear her pulling the velcro open again (probably putting the cap back on). As I got in the car, we watched her put it back on the shelf and walk away.

I know I did my part, but I really don't think I can go back to that store (the only supplier of our Buffalo bones). I know I did my best and it is up to her, but I hate anything that might hurt an animal. Joie was okay because we caught it, and we keep an eye on them when they have a new toy. But other dogs might not be so lucky.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #563
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Babe, I totally agree with you being mad, and with Princess Fiona's comment. Obviously it wasn't bothering the store staff!

I bought a dog toy awhile back with some Christmas money my Dad gave for his "Granddogs". It was fake fur in the shape of an elongated fox and instead of stuffing had an empty water bottle in it. Well success! finally a toy they loved and weren't ripping the stuffing out of it for the squeaker. Also, you can put a new bottle in it (on our second).

Well, the other day they had smaller ones on sale (that take stubby bottles - a raccoon and a skunk) so Joie, our little dog could have his own. They both ended up with a little one and loved them. Until I saw blood on the nose of one of the toys. We checked and he had two small slits in his gums. I opened up the toy to find they hadn't taken the cap off the bottle. The cap is hard plastic and when he bit he cracked it.

I went back to the store, where they know us well, and told her about it. I wasn't asking for money back, just wanted to make her aware of the situation for future customers. We opened one up and she took the cap off, thanked me very much and said she was going to take all the caps off. As I was walking out I could hear her pulling the velcro open again (probably putting the cap back on). As I got in the car, we watched her put it back on the shelf and walk away.

I know I did my part, but I really don't think I can go back to that store (the only supplier of our Buffalo bones). I know I did my best and it is up to her, but I hate anything that might hurt an animal. Joie was okay because we caught it, and we keep an eye on them when they have a new toy. But other dogs might not be so lucky.
Is there manufacturer tag to get a way to complain to them? They are the ones really at fault here.

It is a shame the clerk didn't do it, but maybe you could contact the manager and tell him about the problem so maybe the ones on the shelves would get taken care of.
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Aaaargh! While I was in the kitchen today, my beautiful 19-month-old daughter pulled down my purse, unzipped it, pulled out an eye shadow quad featuring vibrant blue & green & subdued green & brown colors, crushed/dug out the color with her fingernails & dumped it out on our light-colored carpet. I already have a faint pink lipstick stain in one spot that I couldn't quite get all the way out after hours of working on it. Now we'll have blue one to match.

Apparently I have to either lock up my purse or my daughter any time I want to get something done. We're definitely going to get charged to replace the carpet in this place when we move out. Part of it's poor planning on their part. Who puts light beige carpet in a dining area? But seriously, I can't watch my child every single second of every single day. She is a magnet for messes!

Sorry, I love my daughter. She brings much more joy to my life then frustration, but some days...
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:26 PM   #565
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Is there manufacturer tag to get a way to complain to them? They are the ones really at fault here.

It is a shame the clerk didn't do it, but maybe you could contact the manager and tell him about the problem so maybe the ones on the shelves would get taken care of.
Yeah, I think I have one of the tags and should write the manufacturer. Thanks for suggestion.

The person I was dealing with WAS the manager/owner!!! go Figure.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:17 PM   #566
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Aaaargh! While I was in the kitchen today, my beautiful 19-month-old daughter pulled down my purse, unzipped it, pulled out an eye shadow quad featuring vibrant blue & green & subdued green & brown colors, crushed/dug out the color with her fingernails & dumped it out on our light-colored carpet. I already have a faint pink lipstick stain in one spot that I couldn't quite get all the way out after hours of working on it. Now we'll have blue one to match.

Apparently I have to either lock up my purse or my daughter any time I want to get something done. We're definitely going to get charged to replace the carpet in this place when we move out. Part of it's poor planning on their part. Who puts light beige carpet in a dining area? But seriously, I can't watch my child every single second of every single day. She is a magnet for messes!

Sorry, I love my daughter. She brings much more joy to my life then frustration, but some days...
Sproutster. You could try to use paper towel, with brown sack paper over it, then iron it pretty hot. The waxes and oils will absorb into the paper towel and the brown sack. If you see the oils/waxes/colors on the paper, you'll know it's working. You might have to try new paper many times until it all comes out. I've had really good luck with this method. HTH
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Aaaargh! While I was in the kitchen today, my beautiful 19-month-old daughter pulled down my purse, unzipped it, pulled out an eye shadow quad featuring vibrant blue & green & subdued green & brown colors, crushed/dug out the color with her fingernails & dumped it out on our light-colored carpet. I already have a faint pink lipstick stain in one spot that I couldn't quite get all the way out after hours of working on it. Now we'll have blue one to match.

Apparently I have to either lock up my purse or my daughter any time I want to get something done. We're definitely going to get charged to replace the carpet in this place when we move out. Part of it's poor planning on their part. Who puts light beige carpet in a dining area? But seriously, I can't watch my child every single second of every single day. She is a magnet for messes!

Sorry, I love my daughter. She brings much more joy to my life then frustration, but some days...
If you are going to get charged to replace the carpet, have you thought about buying a steam cleaner. Here's one for $99.99 that can also be used for steaming your clothes (Yay! No more ironing.) Steamfast - 3-in-1 Upright Steam Cleaner - Blue - SF-292

I haven't tried it, but I've been wanting something like that for a long time.
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Could you maybe add a purse hook by the hook where you put your car keys so that it's out of reach of your little girl? Of course, that's assuming you have a hook for the keys and assuming there's a strap on the purse. Hope those stains come out.

How come stuff disappears even when you're living alone?? My favorite frying pan is nowhere to be found. Criminy. I think the dog hid it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:08 AM   #570
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Aaaargh! While I was in the kitchen today, my beautiful 19-month-old daughter pulled down my purse, unzipped it, pulled out an eye shadow quad featuring vibrant blue & green & subdued green & brown colors, crushed/dug out the color with her fingernails & dumped it out on our light-colored carpet. I already have a faint pink lipstick stain in one spot that I couldn't quite get all the way out after hours of working on it. Now we'll have blue one to match.

Apparently I have to either lock up my purse or my daughter any time I want to get something done. We're definitely going to get charged to replace the carpet in this place when we move out. Part of it's poor planning on their part. Who puts light beige carpet in a dining area? But seriously, I can't watch my child every single second of every single day. She is a magnet for messes!

Sorry, I love my daughter. She brings much more joy to my life then frustration, but some days...
Do you have a closet carpeted with the same carpet? I ended up using the carpet from a closet to replace a ruined portion of carpet and simply purchased some nice slate tiles and tiled the closet. I was able to fix the carpet and leave a nice (inexpensive) closet floor.
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