A couple of weeks ago I was flipping thru channels and saw a Sealy Posturpedic mattress cover similar to this one on Q V C. I recently bought a new mattress set and thought this would be a nice comfy cover. I thought the $100 (which included S/H) price tag was reasonable for a King bed.
Oh my, what a mistake it was! The pad was at least 6 inches high and throughout the presentation the sellers carried on about the fine quality and how you would not be able to feel the ups/downs because of the equalization of pressure caused by the sewing around each square.
Worst of all, when I made the bed, it looked all lumpy, even after I put the top quilt over the two sheets.
So I packed the thing back up and had the box hauled off to UPS. QVC had a couple of return labels in the box and I stuck them on. They charged approx. $15 S/H to send it to me.
You will never believe what UPS charged to send it back....
What? Get Out of Here! I couldn't believe it and told them so. Lucky for me the UPS lady was a frequent shopper at a different TV site and told me I should call QVC because her TV channel sent labels that reduced the price.
I immediately called QVC. Sure enough they had a label they could email me that would reduce the shipping to $8.95. That I can live with. The lady I talked with was very nice and promptly sent me the label.
But my question is why wasn't this label already in the box? I asked the QVC lady if perhaps I had overlooked it. No, she said it was not there. How the heck was I to know it was even available? Geez, I think this will be my last QVC purchase. Many years ago I bought things from them, but I believe the needed label was included when they sent the item. I never returned much, so I can't be certain.
I am planning to use three different breads for different colors. What do you think? Would a mini BLT appeal to you?
So let's move on to more important things.
Sunday we have our annual Labor Day cookout at my Brother-in-law's home. I have to think of something to bring. I am thinking along the lines of a BLT hors d'oeuvre. Since I am alone tonight, I decided to test my thought with the produce I had sitting on the counter.
I sliced a little cherry tomato.
I toasted two slices of bread and cut out little stars (I am still in the patriotic mood). I didn't have any bacon, but I had one cuke to use up, so I used that instead. I layered the lettuce, tomato & cuke on top of a mayo smeared star. Then I smeared a tad of mayo on the top star. I went out to the deck and grabbed a basil leaf and some chives, which I chopped up to garnish the top.
Not bad. They are pretty small and I wonder if perhaps I should use the next size up (I have a full set of different sized stars). I also think I might want to insert a pick so they will be easier to pick up.
I don't like the look of the naked pick. Maybe I should put the bacon on the pick??? One basil leaf and the bacon on the top?? Hmmm, that just popped into my head as I am writing this. I think a small piece of bacon twisted on the pick is just what it needs! .