If I never see another jar of peanut butter again in my life, it will be too soon.
Ever since the Great Peanut Butter Recall of 2007, we've been taking the stuff back. But nothing like this weekend. We had the bottom of a buggy covered by 11 a.m. and a full buggy by 6 p.m. It was like "Oh, I'll go to the Wal-Mart and trade in my peanut butter."
Never mind that every piece of media ever released said DO NOT RETURN TO STORES FOR A REFUND. For refunds (and probably coupons and other goodies) customers were supposed to mail the jar lids back to ConAgra. Did the sheep listen? Nopers.
What did they do? They hauled that stuff back into the Wal-Mart in thundering droves.
And of course they didn't have their receipts. So we had to ask for a drivers license. Which hacked more than a few of them off. And I mean really? You're using up one of your no-receipt returns for a jar of peanut butter?
If it were me, I'd take the mess back to the Publix. It's probably worth more at the Publix too!
So quite a few old people just get all pithy when we ask for their drivers licenses.
The typical conversation goes something like this:
THEM: "We want to return this peanut butter."
ME: "Okay." And I check the top for the lot number. You never know. "Do you still have your receipt?"
THEM: "Who keeps food receipts?"
ME: "Okay. I just need your drivers license then."
THEM: "Why? I didn't need it when I bought it?"
And so on. All day long. WHY DO I HAVE TO HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE TO RETURN RECALLED PEANUT BUTTER? No matter how much they bought I gave them cash back, even though we're supposed to do more than $5 on a gift card. I wasn't about to face off with some evil grannies and grampers over some salmonella-infected PB.
But really. My grandma saves EVERYTHING, even plastic bread bags. I thought all old people did. And they don't have receipts? And they get stroppy when we ask them for a DL when they return stuff?
Personally, I'd figure something out for the peanut butter returns -- because after all, Wal-Mart is the one selling the mess. But I bet we returned some PB from other stores.