Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Best Buy

Last week me and hubby went to Best Buy. Our cell phone contract was expiring and we wanted to switch providers. (Can you hear me now?) We sat there quite a while as the salesman checked our credit and got the paperwork ready.

While we were waiting I looked around at merchandise I would someday would like to buy. I looked around at the signs.

It was then that I saw it. A TYPO! On a sign telling people Best Buy is good at handling problems.

Except "handling" was spelled "handeling."

Before saying anything I made sure I knew it was wrong. I admit I rely heavily on Spell Check. After convincing myself I knew the correct spelling, I pointed it out.

The salesman looked at the sign. Then he called the manager over to see it. I asked if I could get a discount for being able to spell better than whoever had made the sign.

They smiled and said no. Sheesh.


Misty DawnS said...

You TOTALLY deserved a discount! This was a problem - and YOU obviously "handled" it better than they did - so I say a discount is in order!!!

Jeni said...

My money's with Misty on this one. Doesn't it make you wonder who the genius was that came up with that advertising ploy in the first place and where that person got his/her education too?

Akelamalu said...

What meanies not giving you a discount after saving them from looking stupid any longer!

Lucy said...

hahaha That Deserved a discount in my book!
Take a picture and send it to jay leno! did u spell check it in the store? OH never mind.. I am technologically impaired.. u must have one of those hand held thingeys that my clients use to make their appointments.!

Autumn said...

Hey, it was worth a shot! :)

Misty DawnS said...

Hey Lucy - it was Best Buy - she could have used one of their own computers for sale to spell check their own spelling error. hehehe

peppylady (Dora) said...

It was worth a try.

Barb said...

Noooo.. I rely on Spell Check at home, that's why I sat there and looked at the word just to be sure before I pointed it out. :)

Forgetfulone said...

As an English teacher, you deserve an A+ AND a discount for pointing our their error. I hate when "professional" signs have errors.