You know, I think the thing that sticks in my craw about this thread is that it seems to me that the OP had her mind made up from the beginning that she would contact the store, so why the thread asking if she should? Her only responses were to defend the idea of contacting the store. I may be wrong, but that's certainly how it came across to me.
I agree, and I also think it's the type of frivolous complaint that has people rolling their eyes about the litigious society we live in today. The OP ran her hand over some wood that she already knew to be rough and sustained a cut smaller than the average papercut as a result. This is not the store's fault and given how minor the resultant 'injury' was, I think they were more than generous in helping her out.
That's not true at all. I didn't know the surface had a sharp piece that would cut me or I would not have touched it.
Second, it was nothing like a papercut. Something on the table caught my skin and ripped it off my hand causing a alot of bleeding and significant pain. The blood was pooled in my hand and running down my arm by the time I found someone to help me. It then bled throgh the first bandage.
I've gotten splinters before from wood, but never anything like that. Th surface was matte with nothing sticking up, no knot holes. It's not a kind of wood that is common here
And perpetua, no one is obligated to act on the majority opinion. I didn't come back to argue my actions but to inform. And I took everyone's
opinion into consideration in making my decision of how exactly
to proceed and thanked them all for it.