How did she make the connection from Micron pens to tattooing? And even if you were going to, why does she even care? It's not her business to care what you do with the pens and she should want to make the sale.
I buy so much crap with coupons, I dunno that I could go to an independent store anymore. Independents stores are probably better for something like framing, though. Michael's has the most overpriced framing I've ever seen. We framed something at Michael's around Christmas for like %85 off, went to a framing store at the mall and got quoted the pretty close to the same price.
The closest connection I can find is that if you step into the tattoo parlor here (the nice safe one here my dad works, not the sketchy one) you can see a lot of those Micron pens lying around? Not because they're used for tattooing, but because a lot of the artists use them for drawing out designs on paper. She must have a pretty awful understanding of how tattoos actually work, which wouldn't surprise me since she hates them so much.
I probably should use coupons more, I don't know why but I always feel kind of embarrassed using them?
I had to figure it was just that she had no clue how tattoos work. That is a good explanation for the connection, actually. People don't usually want to understand something they hate, they just want to avoid it.
I just watched the How It's Made episode with tattoos today. I know how it works! Even though I'll never get one.
Well, Michael's gives you coupons with your receipt to encourage repeat business, so I've been using them on more expensive stuff one at a time for all the wire wrapping I've been doing. AND PEOPLE SHOULD BUY SOME OR TELL THEIR FRIENDS The "whole purchase" ones are awesome, because you can buy a bunch of little things, like individual pens or pencils.
I'm glad the art supply store by my community college marks down their prices compared to other retailers. I bought an 18" x 24" sketchbook for $15 as opposed to $20 at Michaels
The only time I get annoyed by overpriced independent stores is when it comes to toy shops. One time some guy rented an empty space that Toys-R-Us usually rents for the holidays and he kept eyeballing me when I was looking at Barbies
I'm mexican and 20 dollars doesn't even seem that much even though it would be around 200 of my coin. I can't honestly think of a reason why you can't just save your spare pennies every night until you have enough to open one. I mean, in an emergency you'd be screwed up the butt if you don't keep a small stash of money somewhere.
I've got stuff priced at 28 bucks for a 6 dollar sketchbook here. Also, did you know that the only reason I got some lovely Faber-Castell art pens was because I, like you, wanted to tattoo myself? I didn't! Geez. The following thing is creepy. How big is the store? If it's small enough, there should be enough people to just occasionally look over from something else and see that, hey, you're not about to steal something. Also, do you know that it's a bad idea to carry around a rather large bag in a store? Don't do that in whatever store you were at. Ever.
Ugh, those small stores with their ridiculously high prices. Everyone I know wants to "support the small businesses" and stuff, but seriously it's way too expensive. And I've seen so many with similarly awful customer service.