Emily has completed her acoustic guitar lessons. Her teacher informed her that there are really only a few things left that he can teach her and asked if she would like to start bass guitar lessons. She was very excited over the idea of a guitar which could be plugged into an amp with a volume control set to the "shatter windows" setting.
Her teacher had told us that the local music store sometimes has a package deal where they bundle the guitar and amp together for a discounted price. So, Emily and I headed over there on Saturday to see what sort of deal we could get. The store is closing and moving to a new location, so they are selling off a lot of their stock at discounted prices which we were hoping would benefit us.
As soon as we walked in, one of the store employees came over and asked us if we needed help.
"Yes," I told him. I explained that Emily was about to start bass guitar lessons and that we needed a bass and amp and that we had heard they sometimes had package deals for a beginners set.
"I'm sorry," he told us. "We no longer have any. We're moving the store and a lot of things have sold out already."
"Oh darn. Do you think you will get any more in when you get to your new location?"
"I don't think so," he told us.
Dad-gum-it. Where the heck am I going to get a bass guitar without spending a fortune, I wondered.
We then told the employee that we would take some new guitar strings and he trotted off to fetch them. While we were standing there waiting, another emplyee came up and said, "Did you find everything you needed today?"
"Well, no," I told him. "We were trying to find a beginners bass guitar and amp, but you don't have any."
He looked at me oddly, "Yes we do. They're right over here, and they are 30% off right now."
I pointed at the other employee and tattled, "He just told me you don't have any!"
The other employee looked at us and said, "She said she wanted a package."
Uh....hello. If I walk in saying I'm looking for a beginners bass guitar and amp and you are selling them for 30% off, don't get hung up on the word "package". I don't mind if they aren't all shrink wrapped together.
We did end up leaving the store with a bass guitar, an amp, a cable to hook the two together and a guitar case, all at 30% off despite the guy who couldn't see the forest because of all the trees.