It's my lot in life to be surrounded by crazy people. The Wal-Mart is filled with people who will return anything for any reason. To wit:
This one woman Saturday wanted to return a skein of yarn because it wasn't the right color for a sweater she was knitting for someone. To ILLUSTRATE that it wasn't the right color, she brought out the one she was trying to color match and showed it to me.
I was like, "Umm, it looks like the same color to me, but we can return it for you if you want. Do you have your receipt?"
While she's digging around for her receipt (why do they NEVER have it ready?), one of the other girls who is a crafty type comes over and examines the yarn.
The woman explains why she is returning the yarn and says that it is not the same color yarn as the one in her bag that she's trying to match. And now she can't find the receipt. So I tell her she can get a store credit.
So now we get to the good part. When I scan the yarn, it comes up "ITEM NOT FOUND" - which means said yarn didn't come from the Wal-Mart. She starts squawking like a chicken with an egg stuck crossways.
"I know I bought that yarn here. I know I did. I bought it at this store. I bought this other one here too. Here. Scan it."
She practically tears open her bag and thrusts the yarn at me, desperate to prove that she bought a $1.97 skein of yarn at the Wal-Mart. I scan the other one. "ITEM NOT FOUND."
So me and the other girl start looking at the labels for clues as to the yarn's origins.
So now we get to the better part.
I notice it first. "Ma'am, this is exactly the same yarn. Are you sure this is a different color? Look right here. These two labels are exactly the same "CORNFLOWER BLUE #1789" - and the SKU number is exactly the same for both skeins you have. These two yarns are exactly alike."
Now, she thinks we're just calling her a liar, despite the fact that she's just plain crazy and can't return it at Wal-Mart anyway. "They're not the same. They might look the same under this nasty florescent light. But it really is different under natural light."
Whatever. We told her to go to K-Mart.