Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Told You I'd Get It

While surfing the net yesterday, I found out two very disturbing things. First, that the Orla Kiely Two-Tiered Serving Tray was not going to be offered online, and that my local Target had already got it in and sold out sometime in the 24 hours I hadn't been there doing my Orla Kiely surveillance. Well, you can imagine what that did to me. In desperation, I searched all the stores in my state and found that there was one store that had "Limited Availability" of the tray and luckily it was only about 20 minutes away. Well, I jumped in my car, drove to the store, and feverishly started looking around for the lovely Orla Kiely display. After about 15 minutes of searching, I pulled aside a sales clerk who seemed to think I was speaking a foreign language when I asked about the "Orla Kiely Stuff," but then referred me to an incredibly helpful worker named Heather. She and I looked, checked her little scanner thingy that tells her about items, and then finally we ended up at Customer Service looking The Tray up on their website. We found it, and then checking her scanner, she found they had it, but it was still in the back room, which is probably the only reason they still had it (thank goodness they're slackers at that particular Target). After about another half hour she came out of the back room with a box and when she opened it, my heart skipped a beat. It was even better than I had imagined, and it was all mine! I was thrilled to find it, and a Target sales clerk that didn't let her minimum wage stop her from being incredibly accommodating. I even had to wait and tell her manager how pleased I was. So, I can rest easy now; no more insane searches of Target for that Orla Kiely display. I have the apron, I have the tray, and I have a few other things I hadn't planned on getting.

And one more thing I will be getting: professional help for my OCD.


Alison said...

I am very disturbed to be reading all about your Orla Kiely exploits knowing that there are no Target stores in the UK. If there were I too would be displaying similar OCD-type behaviours.

Kate Bailey said...

Oh good, I was worried that you'd gotten strep! :) I'm glad you got what you were looking for and that the worker was so incredibly helpful to you. I'm always impressed when someone with a job at a store like that goes the extra mile. :)