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I really really hate it when I can’t find something I want or need, and when it is something as simple as a zipper, then what in the heck is up with that?
While I found that lovely quilt shop in Tuscaloosa, they do not sell zippers because, well, quilts don’t need zippers. And I have a project in my little brain that requires a zipper to complete, and it was driving me crazy. So, I began looking for zippers.
The Wal-Mart in town does not have a fabric section. There is not another store that has fabric unless I go to Tuscaloosa again, to Hobby Lobby, but I did not want to drive all the way up there just for a zipper. So, I thought to myself, that I would go online to Joann Fabrics website and order some.
I typed in the url, and guess what? it wouldn’t load on my screen. I thought it was my crappy internetz service, because it was raining, pouring, outside, and it is satellite internetz. I felt like banging my head on the table.
The next morning, I got an email from Joann that said: “We apologize!-Thanksgiving Promotions Now Extended + Free Shipping. We’re aware it was a challenge to shop Joann.com this weekend….” So it wasn’t just me. That made me feel a little bit better. So, I went on over to the website to shop for zippers. And guess what? it is STILL a challenge to shop for zippers on their website. Just go look! I’ll wait. When you get to the page, scroll down to choose a color. Can YOU tell what the colors are on those zippers? You can’t actually see what the color is until you get to the cart to check out. THAT is where they have conveniently typed in the name of the colors.
So, OK, I got my zippers ordered and on the way. And THEN FabGrandpa decided to drive over to Calera, Alabama to the Jayco dealer to get a new gasket for the toilet. And guess what was right next door to the dealership? A different Wal-Mart. One that sells zippers!