OK, my BFF and I decided to have a girl's day out, so we went to Hot Springs and visited the local big chain fabric store. (You've heard of it and it's NOT JoAnn's.) Heard they were having a sale. So......
We go in, and sure enough, there are sale signs everywhere. There was a small section that caught our eye: "Batiks 50% off." Yay! We each selected several bolts, and browsed the quilting notions at the same time. Sale signs everywhere. Sounds great so far, right?
Wrong! We got to the cutting table and giddily announced to the clerk how happy we were to find batiks at half price. Then she told us that ALL of the batiks we had selected off of the small section marked batiks were not batiks, and not on sale. Unbelievable. I made a couple of remarks about bait and switch and my friend and I both declined to purchase any fabric.
Also, the quilt notions marked 'sale' were not on sale, either. The manager and I had quite a discussion about it, and she told me that it was company policy to use double sided sale signs. I told her that if I were in the produce section of the grocery store and saw a sign that said 49cents a pound on oranges, that I would never think that the sign actually referred to the pears on the other side of the display. She didn't have much to say about that.
I think I'll buy my fabric online from now on.