Ugh. Toots, my mom says the same thing about the knives...
I am moving later this summer. I am going from an apartment to a town home, and so I need a few appliances that I haven't needed before. The subject came up this weekend at Easter dinner, and I mentioned that I am saving for a washer and dryer, and a small chest freezer. I also mentioned that I had looked at a washer and dryer at a specific store, and was planning on getting XX specific brand top loader for the washer.
Right away, I got a flurry of:
"Oh, don't get a front-loading one!" - Um, I already said top-loading...
"Oh, you need to go to this other store to get them." Just... no. While that chain in your town might be good, the one in our town 2 hours away is not. Why would I buy a major appliance from a store branch that is terrible in my town, just because it's good in yours?
"You can't believe everything people say about that store..." Yes... yes I can. If the majority of the reviews are awful, then something is going on.
"You need to buy the freezer at this grocery-store-that-doesn't-deliver! You can get coupons!!!!" I don't have a truck. How am I going to get the thing home? And it's highly doubtful that there would be coupons for things that I'd want (we don't eat a lot of frozen foods other than frozen veggies and the occasional pizza). Now, if it were a $100 gift card instead of random coupons, then I would figure it out how to get it home, because that would be a good deal.
"Well, I suppose you are 40, so you can deal with this yourself..." (said snippily when I politely tried to reply and get a word in edgewise)
On the subject of the actual moving process (this took place the day I told them I was moving):
"Well, I don't know that we can help you move that day. It's a weekday." I didn't ask for help! I don't even know what day I will be moving. I just told you that I was moving in 5 months, that it would probably be x day but did not ask for help.
30 seconds later - "Okay, your Dad said we can close up shop that day and come and help." I didn't ask for help!!!!
"Are you sure you can't ask to wait until the weekend to move???" No, I can't. I told you that I *think* it might be x day, but I don't know for sure, and won't until probably June. All I know is that because I am a transfer, not a new renter, I move when they tell me to move, because it's all coordinated very carefully so that I won't be homeless for a night.
"Did you reserve a truck yet?" No, I don't know what specific day and time I need it!!!! You can't make a reservation without those pesky little details...
"You should buy a new bed while you're at it." Seriously??? Where did that come from?
I give up...