So...I'm going to give this a shot (before I leave town for a few days.)
1. This one I know a bit about... at least if I'm remembering my mythology correctly I do. Green Men are the men of the forest who both protect and torture people who enter the forest. If you come into the forest to do harm, they'll torture you, but if you come in to do no harm, they'll protect you.
2. Okay I'll fully admit... Shirley Jackson looked familiar, but I couldn't place it. SO I cheated... I googled just so I could place the name. Shirley Jackson is the author the "The Lottery". I'm sure she's written other stories... but that is the one I know her for. This story is both fantastic and creepy. If you haven't read it... do so. It's an interesting take on social mores.
3. Nope... got nothing. The clouds that mean it's going to rain? Or not rain? I was always crappy at remember which one was which.
So if you want me to give you three things... comment!
I went to Wal-Mart today (on a Saturday, I know... but I had my headphones and I was just casually doing a little shopping).
One of the things on my list was ink for my printer. Now I'd rather buy it elsewhere, but that store isn't open conveniently, so I decided to buy it at Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart has two sizes of ink (regular and XL), but three prices. Awesome. The regular is 19 dollars. The XL is both 39 and 14 dollars. Whaaat? Okay, so I am absolutely okay with paying 14 dollars for the larger size.
So I grab an XL (from the 14 dollar price) and snap a picture of the price because I just know this is going to be an argument.
Sure enough when I get to the register it rings up as 39 dollars. So I show the cashier the picture and she says it's not her job to comment on prices, she "just rings up the items". (Seriously?! I worked retail for like 9 years and even I know that part of your job is to be aware in general of the prices of things.)
So she goes wandering off to find someone... and I wait and wait and wait. The supervisor comes back and I show her the picture. She says that doesn't look right, but she'll go back and look at it. I insist on going with her. And we walk back.
I show her where the ink was, the price (which is still there), and where the ink was. She pulls it out, looks at it, and looks at the UPC. Then says because they don't match, the price can't be honored.
Um WHAT? The ink was in that slot, everything (the name, the size, the product) MATCHES. No customer is going to look at the FREAKING UPC. In fact she says to me that a cutomer isn't expected to compare UPCs, but she won't honor it because it doesn't match.
Then she says "Well, I'll give you 10% off the 39 dollars." How is that satisfying me? That's LESS than 4 dollars off!
I argued that it wasn't my fault the ink was put in the wrong place and since it was the same product, the price should be honored. She said it wouldn't be honored and they would have more of the cheaper ink on Monday.
I just realized that I haven't posted a story here in a while... and people might be wondering what happened... I'm pretty much exclusively posting to AO3 now. I'll still answer commentfic here on the comm and I'll post mini-prompts and answers here (like the trick or treat meme last month), but longer stories will be posted on AO3.
If you're interested, my dashboard is here and my username is Shanachie. If you're a member, you can subscribe to me.
At least for the moment, I won't be posting stories here. Eventually I'll move everything here over there. I probably won't delete them from here though.
Just a check in for my rebels group. How are y’all doing? We’re almost halfway through the month. How are you progressing on your goals? I haven’t posted any prompts because I feel like we all had goals that didn’t need prompts, but if you want some, please let me know!
Hope y’all had a good weekend and are diving into the week!
As soon as I finish my spook_me story, I'm going to write these.
snagged from evil_little_dog
"In honour of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and you will get a treat! Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc)
The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!"