Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stare Down

Back before Christmas, I was needing to go buy a new Christmas tree and some other things for the house. I was looking on Lowe's Home Improvement website and saw that if you purchased $100 in gift cards on one receipt, you got a voucher for two free tickets to go see "Night at The Museum". I figured I was going to spend at least that much so I went to Lowe's and bought $100 in gift cards. (I went back the next day and used them to get the tree.) I went on line and filled out all of the info and downloaded my voucher for the tickets.

The voucher expires at the end of this month so last Wednesday, me and the boy decided to go to the movie.

I waited in line for quite a long time. I finally get to the front, slide the voucher over and tell him I need two for "Night". He picks up the voucher and says, "We can't take these."


I told him the web site said they did. Then he started giving me this sob story about how they didn't have a credit card thing and that they had no way to run the voucher and they had called Lowe's and told them not to be giving them out and blah, blah, blah.

Commence the stare down.

Me: {{{Stare}}}
Him: Uh...
Me: {{{Stare with an eyebrow lift}}}
Him: Uh...
Me: {{{More staring}}}
Him: Uh...okay.

We have a winner!

Don't underestimate the power of a stare. And don't be the first to speak. First to speak = loser of the stare down.

Go and use this info wisely, Grasshopper. Only for good, not for evil.


  1. Hee hee. And Moms know just how to use those stares.

    So how'd you and the boy like Museum?

  2. The boy loved it and immediately said, "We have to get the DVD." I probably would have liked it better if the theater had decided to use the heater to bring the temperature in there up to at least 60. I had to go out to the car and get a blanket. As did many of my fellow movie goers.

    Best line is when the Jedediah tells Octavius, "I won't quit you."

  3. (Actually it is, "I ain't quittin' you!")

    And when the meseum director yells, "Control your young!"

  4. Stacie Holly10:29 PM

    Go Sherry! Stand your ground..hold up the line till they say ok. Crazy excuses..it's kinda like why bring a receipt for a returned gift if all you will give me is a gift card anyhow...GRR! That would be sears by the way.