January 28, 2009

Hi I'd Like To Return These Faulty Pregnancy Tests

The conversation in the car between Sarah and I contemplating how to go about returning the tests to Target went something a little like this:

So I just have the box and receipt- you think I need the sticks, too?


Yeah. They might need to see that they're blank.

But I peed on them! And I left them at home.

We can go back for them.

You really think I need them?

Just in case.

And so we went home and I got my broken sticks wrapped in Kleenex and put them back in the box.

In the parking lot as we were walking in I found this decorative wooden ball thing that someone must have dropped and I was all maybe I can distract them by turning in this object I found and they won't notice I'm taking back a used pregnancy test!

But it was much ado about nothing.

Albeit a little uncomfortable, the girl took back my test with the used sticks inside and gave me my money back, no problem.

I was like, you're going to keep it?

And she was like, yes.

Then she pointed out the lot number so that I don't buy from the same batch and I said I think I'm going to get a totally different brand.

Oh, and the new test I bought was not broken and I am not pregnant.

The end.

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63 comments:

  1. LOL!! *whew*

    So what's been going on honey? Why don't you feel 'right'???

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  2. Too funny! I'm curious. You're bringing Ivy to Blissdom09 right? I am bringing my son, Brady so I was just wondering. I need help with my sling. It won't stay snug. Maybe you can Help a momma out!

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  3. You're so brave. I would never have had the courage to return them!

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  4. You're so brave. I would never have had the courage to return them!

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  5. Oh wow! I don't think I could have done that!!! Ha!!! Oh my goodness! This past time, I was so embarrassed to even be buying a test! Here I had practically a baby (1 yr ) and a rambunctious 4 yr old hopping through the store. I just knew the lady would say "You SURE don't need to be pregnant!"

    Glad you finally got a test that works! Hope you start feeling better!

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  6. Hahaha! What a crazy situation. Glad she took them back. :)

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  7. Good to know! Glad to hear the whole situation wasn't too weird.

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  8. Glad you were able to return them, but really, you've got to stop giving me heart attacks like this.

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  9. Wow they keep it! kinda gross! But you were thinking that you were preggo?

    How are you feeling?

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  10. I am just waiting for the post where you announce you actually are pregnant!
    Brave lady- you and the lady who took the peed on sticks!
    Toni

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  11. Okay, first great that they took them back as they are costly and they should work!

    Second, I hope that the not pregnant results is what you wanted! As it can be so disappointing if you get a result that you are not looking for!

    Third, now you need to look at what is not feeling right ... there must be something that is causing these feelings of uncertainty -- for your piece of mind you should try to figure it out so you can feel well!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  12. I would not have the guts to return them. You are BRAVE!

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  13. That is TOO funny! I don't think I would've had the guts to take them back!

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  14. Hahahahaha I LOVE that you returned them! I couldn't remember where I had bought my defective ones. You rock!

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  15. Hilarious! I love that you and Sarah debated whether to return the sticks, too.
    How was the thing at Butterfly Kisses? I fell asleep at 5 and totally spaced on it.

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  16. Good on ya!

    I hope you got the result you were looking for.

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  17. I've taken a test every month since I started my period up again - because apparently after having a baby, my body decided to change from a strict 28 day cycle to 35 days. drives.me.nuts.

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  18. that's fantastic. you know the poor girl went home with a great story to tell her friends... "you wouldn't believe the return i had to process today..."

    LMAO!

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  19. You are too funny! Everytime I feel weird I think I'm pregnant, too. Or then again, I usually am!

    Hope you feel better...

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  20. You're too funny!
    I hope you are able to get to the bottom of whatever is making you feel so ick!

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  21. good for you for taking them back! and are congrats in order for being not pregnant?

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  22. Whew! I bet you're relieved! I bet you're just not feeling right from keeping up the kiddos...I have two, 18 months apart and I take a pregnancy test just about every week because I feel pregnant, but they're always negative! It's weird because I have nausea, and grumpiness, and tiredness and everything, but I'm definitely not pregnant (as of last Friday)!

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  23. You had me on the edge of my seat! Maybe you need to get checked out for all the weird feelings . . .

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  24. I'm glad you took them back. I don't know if I would have the courage to, but you should. I wonder what the lady was thinking, though. Probably ew, there's pee in there!

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  25. That's hilarious. I can't believe she took the sticks. Gross.

    Hope that the not pregnant news is what you wanted. I know sometimes the excitement builds no matter what we think we want.

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  26. OMG, I can't believe you a) returned them b) they asked them back c) you actually got them! So funny! Can't wait to see you soon!

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  27. LOL!!! That was great; I don't know that I could've asked to return the tests-good to know they take them back though!

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  28. You might want to get your Thyroid checked out. Mine was all out of whack after my baby and I felt weird all the time.

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  29. I can't believe you did that - I would never have had the nerve!

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  30. Ok woman, I need to introduce you to something called ZIPLOC. Kleenex? Really?

    I'm sorry but if I worked at Target, I doubt I wold make enough money to warrant touching something that contained something that someone peed on.

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  31. Wow, I don't know if I would've been able to take them back. But they are expensive, so maybe. LOL at Kim's comment about the Ziplocs!

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  32. Yipppie! I assume that calls for celebration?

    :--) Nell
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  33. Well, I suppose that is a good thing. I don't even think I would have a clue what signs to look for as to being pregnant now.
    I would never have returned them either. I totally would have complained and just bought new ones. :)

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  34. And that's exactly why I gave up on the "line" tests. I need to see it in words! LOL

    Can't imagine what my husband would've done if I'd insisted on taking back the faulty tests, but the look on his face might've been worth it. :)

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  35. You go girl! I'd love to hear the conversations that the girl had after you left. I'm glad that you got a new test and it worked properly so that you could have a final answer. I hope you feel better!!

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  36. You are killing me. So freaking funny.

    I am a little worried about you though. What made you think you were preggers?

    Smooches to you and the babes!

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  37. Oh I just love this story. It is now the all time greatest return at Target for sure.

    pee sticks.

    he heh e

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  38. And isn't the peace of mind worth it?

    Congratulations if negative was what you were hoping for. And *hugs* if you were already getting a little excited.

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  39. That is funny that you returned them, I don't know if I would have thought to return them!

    And I second what Sarah S/C said.

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  40. You are so much like your momma at returning things, but this is the best one yet! Love how you snuck in that last sentence that you are not!

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  41. I get so excited every time you post about pregnancy tests :-) I love the idea of having lots of kids (which in this society seems like any more than 3). It must be so anti-climactic to do the test, and wait the specified time, and have NOTHING happen.

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  42. I should have mentioned yesterday too that most brands you can call the manufacturer and they'll send you a refund if you're not comfortable returning them to the store. I did that once. Of course I had to wait for the check but that was okay with me.

    Congrats on your negative. Do you want congrats? Or should I say I'm sorry about the negative?

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  43. Very funny post. Hormones can really hijack ones life and do funny things eh?

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  44. i want you to know that i have been following your blog.

    this really cracks me up! i don't know what i would have done if it was me, maybe it'd just toss it away ... and buy a new one, and yes from a different brand.

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  45. Absolutely- those things are expensive! Even the crazy store brand ones...

    You are so cool.

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  46. My favorite part was about the weird thing you found in the parking lot and how you hoped it would divert attention. How true-life hilarious. Seems like something that would happen to me.

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  47. Dang. I thought you were building up to a dramatic and crazy ending.

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  48. I bet the chick at Target had fun telling that story later! HA!

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  49. What bravery! I would have just tossed them and bought new ones. :)

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  50. You are a one-in-a-million...taking back a peed-upon pregnancy test is the best.

    No, wait.

    Taking back a used condom that broke that caused the need for the pregnancy MIGHT be the best EVER, but really? Returning anything you've peed on is fabulous.

    Glad you have a little more one on one time with Ivy before you do it again. That's sweet time.

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  51. Oh wow- I just stumbled on this post from Elaine's (Miss elanie-ous Life). I saw the post title in her blog list and I had to check it out. Then, I just spent a few minutes reading the whole thing to my hubby b/c he walked up at the right time. WOW- I cannot believe you took them back. That's impressive to me. Also, I am laughing at the comment about Ziploc bags.
    Great story - I could just imagine the uncomfortable return clerk's face!

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  52. Wow - not sure if I should be sad or glad after that post...

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  53. LOL!!! That is a great story. Something like that has to be shared with a girlfriend. Glad you had one along to share the experience!

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  54. LOLOL! I don't think I have ever returned anything I have peed on.

    Too funny!

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  55. I am not shocked they took them back, but shocked they are keeping them. lol

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  56. Kudos to you, I would never have the nerve to do that!

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  57. We would like to thank you for sharing great posts! You are so brave to return the tests :) We are giving you a award that you can pick up at frugaliciousmommy.com

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  58. Taking back a used, faulty pregnancy test. God bless Target. And you!

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  59. I love Target, but have had so many problems returning things there. But, I guess that they no longer get the award for worst return policy! :-)

    You could totally handle 5 kiddos by the way - you rock, Mama!

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  60. Hope you don't mind - I had to link to this post b/c it was so cute and funny! http://jasonandamber.blogspot.com/2009/02/target-redeems-themselves.html

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  61. i'm so happy you reposted some of these again... i totally missed the fiber/penny post and this one. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    happy new year to you, deary :O)

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