We love everything about the holidays. The decorations, the food, the feeling of friendship and community. It's just a really amazing time of year, and we wish some of those things would extend to the entire year! But as much as WE love the holidays and try to emulate feelings of good tidings and spirit, some people can't help but be Grinchy, even at the most wonderful time of the year. You know the type of people we're talking about, right? The ones who seem to think that they are the center of the universe and want what they want, then they want it. These are typically the same people who are rude to customer service workers and wait staff, and can't seem to find a single ounce of good cheer to spread at this time of year. We get it, the holidays are stressful! But they're stressful for everyone, and it can certainly help to be a bit more understanding and a little less demanding. It's always funny to see someone like this get their comeuppance, and one story currently making the rounds on Facebook is the holiday feel-good story of the year for getting back at a Grinch.
Sarah Bélanger Demaneuf shared the hilarious tale of Christmas revenge on her Facebook page, and you are going to love this. The picture is of her favorite Christmas ornament, but it's not her favorite for the usual sentimental reasons. Rather, it holds special meaning because of how it came into Sarah's possession. You see, Sarah worked in retail 17 years ago, and the store had deeply discounted their holiday decor after Christmas. These beautiful ornaments were on sale for just fifty cents, which is a steal. Well, apparently it wasn't a good enough deal for a shopper who came in dressed to the nines and driving an expensive car.
The woman wanted four of the ornaments, but only wanted to pay $.25 per ornament. Now, this wasn't a yard sale. It was an actual store! So why this woman thought she could haggle the price of a $.50 down another 50% is beyond us. When Sarah declined, the woman became rude and belligerent, and said her friend who works at a different location told her they'd be discounted the following day and she would return then. Sarah informed the customer that the ornaments might not be available then, and got a very rude response: "There are 12 in the store. No one is going to buy all 12. I'll get what I want, prepare to feel stupid tomorrow." Well, you can guess where this is going, right?
In an inspired move, Sarah bought every single ornament in her store. Then, because she was feeling PARTICULARLY festive, she called the store where the rude customer's friend worked, and bought up their entire stock as well. THEN, just to make sure her Christmas spirit stayed bright, she called two other local locations and bought their entire stock, too. $30 later, Sarah was the proud owner of every one of those star ornaments within the area. Sure enough, the rude lady returned the very next morning, and Sarah had the exquisite pleasure of informing her that EVERY SINGLE ONE of her coveted ornaments was gone.
Sarah says she gave away some of the ornaments to friends and family over the years, but held onto one for herself as a reminder of that rude woman's behavior. And she still hangs it on her tree every Christmas, 17 years later. We love this story so much, we wish we could bake it some Christmas cookies.