Tales from the Cutting Counter: A few days ago, I sold a young couple 6 1/2 yards of a heavy upholstery fabric that sported a contemporary floral print. Yesterday, the young woman returned to the story with the fabric and receipt in hand. She wanted to return it. As I took the fabric from her to remeasure, which starts the return process, she said, "I only used about this much," indicating about 18 inches with her hands. "You've cut this?" I asked. "If you've cut it, you can't return it." "But I bought a lot more than I needed, just in case! It was expensive!" I suggested covering another piece of furniture, or reselling the fabric online. These ideas didn't go over well. She took her fabric and grumbled out of the store.
I am guessing that her next stop was the grocery store, where she wanted to return half a carrot and two-thirds of a container of cottage cheese.