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Offline Cliff

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I did something really, really dumb
« on: June 14, 2006, 06:48:12 AM »
Last week I accidentally gave the hotel's housekeeping all my shirts for laundry (even the ones that were already clean).  I didn't notice until I was getting ready for work and I had no shirts to wear.  I'm in Paris so finding a clothes shop shouldn't be difficult.  I run downstairs and accross the street was  a Franck Namani store (name meant nothing to me).  I asked for, and purchased, a plain white, business shirt. 

Today, I'm checking charges on my chargecard and I notice a charge for $600 from Franck Namani.  Turns out that plain, white business shirt I thought said Ä45 on the tag, was actually Ä450, after converting to US dollars (along with the card's foreign currency fee), that thing set me back almost $600. 

I'm so pissed at myself.  I literally spent less than 2 minutes in that store.  And what's worse, I've already worn the shirt and had it cleaned, so I can't return it.

 >:(
« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 06:51:13 AM by Cliff »

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 06:51:42 AM »
Ouch!
There's a bear in there!
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Offline BB

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 06:54:41 AM »
Is this one of the reasons they call us dumb Americans?  8)
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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 06:59:53 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 12:14:51 PM by carousel »

Offline jack

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 07:18:50 AM »
reminds me of the time I was finishing up a two week europe trip in London. I was out of underwear,so I went to that store next to Harrods(we were staying at the durley house on sloane,great place). I saw a sign that said 50% off, so I bought a package of underwear(two)and paid with my credit card without looking at price. WTF, what can two pair of underwair cost? I get back to the durley house,after getting lost for two hours(but thats another story)and look at the bill, 40 pounds! I always feel good when I am wearing the most expensive underwear in the world.
Wear you shirt proudly Cliff, know that where ever you go, in whatever group you are with,you most likely have the most expensive shirt on, thats the way I look at my underwear.

Offline Cliff

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 07:25:46 AM »
I can't even be bothered to use the bag, everytime I look at it I think how stupid I was and throw it back in the wardrobe.
I hear ya.  I will always give that thing an ugly look...and Lord help the world the day I actually pay the bill (early next month).  Nobody had better have any words to say to me that day, cause I'm liable to blow a gasket.

Offline joemutt

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 07:32:27 AM »
That was really, really dumb Cliff, that's like 40 AMG t shirts,
careful now or you will have to hand in the Jetset Member Card :o

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 08:16:33 AM »
Cliff,

That hurts !! I knew there's a reson why I shop at the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. I don't think I have a suit that fits me anymore :'(


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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 08:56:49 AM »
  Nobody had better have any words to say to me that day, cause I'm liable to blow a gasket.


 :-X 

Oh Cliff, we'd never ever tease you about your $600.00 shirt!  That would just be wrong!   ;)

RAB

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(Who's made a note on his calendar and is already plotting!)

Offline ademas

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 09:14:54 AM »
I'll bet you look fabulous in it!
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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006, 09:49:19 AM »
600 dollar shirt? Whats it made of, the pubic hair of Titanic Survivors??

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Offline Cliff

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006, 10:23:16 AM »

 :-X 

Oh Cliff, we'd never ever tease you about your $600.00 shirt!  That would just be wrong!   ;)

RAB

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

(Who's made a note on his calendar and is already plotting!)
I'm gonna bring it AMG and wear it every day I'm there.  That shirt's gonna get used like half-price trade on West Hollywood.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 10:36:17 AM by Cliff »

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 10:25:16 AM »
I'll bet you look fabulous in it!
xox

You better look fabulous in it.  I would be crapping over loose threads

Offline Robert

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 10:34:35 AM »
Cliff's $600 shirts.  RAB's pink underware.  What a couple!  I tell ya, whenever I'm down, I just think of these two and I'm sitting on top of the world.


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Offline david25luvit

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 11:38:05 AM »
OMG!  Cliff........SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS!  YIKES! :o
There's goes the monthly budget.............
Poor Lamb.  I guess in Paris one must be very, very careful about where one shops, huh?

SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A SHIRT?  A plain white shirt.  OMG! :o

I could have been lost in Wally World all day for six hundred dollars.  Guess you'll be writing this
little expense off on your taxes. Ouch! :'(
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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2006, 12:03:03 PM »

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2006, 12:10:59 PM »
Good lord!  ::)

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Offline Terry

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2006, 01:25:01 PM »
Cliff,
 
Next time youíre crossing the street, first see if there is a little Old lady that could give you a hand.

If you want, send your pay checks to me Iíll handle your finances for you.  HeHeHe.

Terry 

Offline Cliff

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2006, 01:38:49 PM »
If you want, send your pay checks to me Iíll handle your finances for you.  HeHeHe.
Only if I can send you the bills first!

Offline Oscar

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2006, 01:45:55 PM »
600.00 for a white dress shirt??????????? :o Good Lord Cliff! I would wear the damn thing until it falls apart.

Dan

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2006, 02:03:34 PM »
Quote
Only if I can send you the bills first!

IT'S A DEAL!
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 02:05:21 PM by Terry »

Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2006, 06:48:42 PM »
Cliff I bought a few shirts by Zegna for close to 200 a piece. Sounds crazy, but , frankly, I look damn good in those shirts so to me its worth every penny.  ;D

Offline livingpositively

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2006, 07:10:42 PM »
Holy crap!!!  :o

Have you at least found out who this Frank dude is???

I freaked out about paying $125 for an Ike Bahar shirt...but it was the right color, so...there it is, hanging in the closet.  Still don't know what's so damn special about Ike Bahar.   :P
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Offline ademas

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2006, 07:20:23 PM »
I'm a label whore.
Unfortunately, it's usually Kirkland.

Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2006, 07:22:50 PM »
Hi Cliff,

Any chance we can see a pic of you in said shirt?  ;)

Offline Cliff

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2006, 07:27:03 PM »
At dinner some co-workers, (all CPAs mind you), were trying to give me advice on how I should handle it...

1.  Call Amex and tell them someone stole your card and made fraudulent charges on it.
2.  Call Amex and dispute the charge because the price was for Ä45 not Ä450.
3.  Submit it on my expense report.

 :-[  

None of those sound very realistic, (and may only get me into trouble).  This is just going to be one expensive ass lesson learned.  But worse of all, I was so looking forward to getting the Xbox 360.   :'(  Not anymore.

Offline Cliff

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2006, 07:28:46 PM »
Hi Cliff,

Any chance we can see a pic of you in said shirt?  ;)
LOL.  I'll see...sadly, I busted my camera by trying to plug it directly into a UK socket, not realizing it couldn't handle the power.  Another expensive lesson.

Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2006, 07:33:10 PM »
LOL.  I'll see...sadly, I busted my camera by trying to plug it directly into a UK socket, not realizing it couldn't handle the power.  Another expensive lesson.

Hey!  Anyone know of a great place Cliff can get himself a new camera for, oh, lets say, Ä45 ?   :o

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2006, 07:53:07 PM »


Hi Cliff,

Any chance we can see a pic of you in said shirt?  ;)

FRANCK NAMANI SHIRT                 $600.00


BROKEN CAMERA                         $950.00



CLIFF, BUTT ASS NAKED   =          PRICELESS  ::)

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2006, 08:37:48 PM »
Oh Cliff you are funny  ;D

The shirt incident, well that could happen to anyone in a hurry I guess  ::)
But the camera, that just takes the cake. what were you thinking?

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Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2006, 08:41:24 PM »
Cliff you spend 600 smackaroonies on a shirt, yet you wont tip the dudes from Fresh Direct?  LOL!  Its hilarious when you think about it.  ;D

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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2006, 11:08:51 PM »
For $600, it better get me laid EVERY time I wear it.
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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2006, 06:55:47 AM »
 ::) hope you will be getting trousers to match it now.....didn't the guy in the shop offer some advise? :D
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Re: I did something really, really dumb
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2006, 08:10:19 PM »
Cliff are you the type of guy to give someone the shirt off your back?  ;)

 


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