On Monday I purchased two small, snow white rugs for our master bathroom that will hopefully be “fully operational” in a few weeks. We are awaiting installation of glass shower doors and the connection of the soaking tub. ( I can’t wait to share pictures!)
I was looking for rugs that didn’t have all that rubber on the back, ones that I could easily toss into the wash. As luck would have it, Bed Bath and Beyond had a display of the exact kind I was looking for right as you walk through their front doors. I bought two and off I went.
How easy was that?
Once I got home and placed the rugs on the floor, I was pretty surprised to see that they were two different shades of white. Would my husband have noticed? Nope- but I did..so back into the car the rugs went where they sat for two days until I had time to return to the store.
Bed, Bath & Beyond’s customer service counter is located on your left as you enter, conveniently situated right across from the rug display. I showed the guy what my issue was and (no lie) he rolled his eyes at me and said that he didn’t see any difference in the rugs- but that I could “have at it” and try to find another rug to better match whichever of my rugs I preferred.
I spun around to the rug display and started rifling through the mountain of snowy cotton. There must have been 50 white rugs in the pile and suddenly I was having a hard time seeing any differences in any of them- including the ones I brought back! In an effort to get a ray of natural light to reveal their true color variations, I started laying a few rugs next to each other on a sunny spot on the floor..but each time I took a step back to look at them, the automatic front doors would open and close.
And that’s what went on for what seemed like an eternity..I’d pick out another rug, drop it on the floor, step back to take a look and those doors would open and close…
I could tell that the customer service guy was getting annoyed as it was about 90 degrees outside and the hot air kept gushing in…
In exasperation, I finally brought two rugs over to his little check out desk and asked him his opinion… I’ll admit, I wanted him to feel personally involved in my rug crisis. Not surprisingly, he said the ones I had picked out were a perfect match. 😏 I sarcastically asked him if he was going to talk about me at their next staff meeting, to which he wryly replied “most assuredly so..”
Who talks like that?…
Anyway, I beelined it home and tossed the rugs on the floor under those lovely LED lights that highlight every flaw and wrinkle on my face..and guess what?
I think I may very well have brought home the exact same rugs I purchased the first time…
And guess what again?