Monday, June 29, 2009

Our experience with registering... take 2

After our bad experience with registering previously, myMr and I put on a brave face and marched into Bed, Bath and Beyond to tackle registering once again...






It started with a lady leading us to this back room where we had to fill out paperwork. No biggie. Then the lady starting going off about how about how they are going to start giving us free stuff before we even put one item on our list. What she failed to mention was the the "free stuff" was nothing more than brochures on their products. Annoying, yet still, no biggie.

Then, she said that she was going to walk with us around the store so that she could explain why we needed stuff.... wait, what?! Why we need STUFF?! We don't need STUFF. We needed bath towels, linens, and other items that were very specific. We didn't need her to walk us around the store and tell us why we NEED items that we truly don't need. Still, no biggie... or so I thought.

Let me tell you, this was the MOST awkward experience ever. First she takes us to flatware. She proceeded to tell us every detail of the flatware... then she says "Which one do you want?" Uhm... lady... we already chose our flatware when we registered at Crate and Barrel, and even if we didn't, I wouldn't want to be put on the spot to choose it with you there. She gave us the same tour and speech at the china, appliances (this was where it was the worst), stemware, linens, pots and pans, etc.


No joke, she walked us through the ENTIRE store. She was really nice, but she just wasn't getting the hint that we wanted to do our own thing the whole time. I mean, she even felt the need to show us where the mirrors were and why we needed a mirror.

So, TWO friggin hours later, she FINALLY left us alone.

By that point, we were exhausted, only had two items on our registry (two cast iron skillets), and we wanted to leave...

... So we did...

... We left with NO towels and other linens on our list (which is why we went there in the first place)...

The lady was SUPER nice, so we just didn't have the heart to tell her to go away, but the whole time we just felt like they were trying to sell stuff to us. It wasn't the way I wanted to feel when registering.

So, we came up with our own solution to our registering troubles. Let me tell you, I could not be happier with our decision!

What did we decide you ask? Stay tuned for tomorrows post to find out...

I know, I am such a tease ;)

Take care until next time,

3 Wedding Bells:

LauraAnn said...

We had the same issue at BBB! But I was mean and told the lady that we knew what we needed and had been there enough to know where it was located. In the end, we did most of our registry online. MUCH easier plus you can sit in the privacy of your home in sweat pants and compare the other stores you register at!

Krista said...

OMG that sounds like no fun at all, can't wait to hear the rest of the story :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Please tell me you just registered online!

I would have been like buzz off lady!