Jumping Over Hurdles and Landing in the Water

“If at first you don’t succeed, give up”
-The Simpsons

For the second month in a row, the benefit program at work is giving me an ulcer.  Not only did I have to pay 2 payments worth of contacts purchase in one pay period to ensure I would be reimbursed for a 2010 purchase, but they will not be paying it out until the first week of March.  I find myself slightly strapped and a little concerned.  The Mirth Mobile needs gas, and bills don’t stop because the money does.  My less than meager savings may have to be tapped into….sorry Piggy Bank.

But, because I’m an enterprising person, and I admittedly have a bunch of crap I don’t need, I take some games that hadn’t been sold and some movies/TV series to Blockbuster thinking that would at least give me gas money.  Turns out, I only get the money on my account or in a gift card.  Sure wish they told me this before they had me sign things.  What good is a gift card when I a) need cash and b) am trying to get of extra crap??

But then I had a thought.

Surely, someone out there still goes to Blockbuster.  They can purchase the gift card off me.  I get my cash, they get a Blockbuster coupon.  Any takers?  Anyone?  $39.20.  Heck, I’d give it to you for $39.

I’m sure it’ll all work out for the best, it always does, but dang it, it stings.



  1. Want me to post it on the Swap & Buy? I mean, it’s technically for Airdrie, but if I bring it home and bring you cash, they’re none the wiser!

  2. Random thought that might make you laugh – your title reminded me.
    In grade school my walk home would take me through a park. Okay, an open field across from the school but there were scattered trees that had been beaten into several different little tree forts. Or huge ones, it’s hard to explain, but lets just say enough space to surprise you inside. Walking through one one fall day there’s a pile of leaves inside. No biggie, it’s fall, they’re everywhere. Only some funny guy dug a hole and filled it with leaves, so passerbys stumble. Next day I’m wise to them though, so I hop over it. Into the hole they dug today right behind it, filled with water, and scattered enough dirt on top that it looked like more land. Bloody hell.

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