DISCLAIMER – True story
saturday ,february 9; 19:00 hours
Scene - Me casually scrolling through facebook
Suddenly – Ping! An ad pops out
It is from an online shopping fashion website. On my screen is now a cute panda tee that looks so cute that it made me feel the panda would cry if I don’t open the link and have a look. I open it- It is available for just 27 AED.
ME : Oh! that’s a pretty good deal, it is cheaper and cuter than what I see in shop…
Proceeds to checkout. There on top of the checkout button a note :
FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY FOR PURCHASE OF AED 110 AND ABOVE.
ME :Wow! If I buy for another 90 AED I get free delivery and that too express.!
saturday,february 9,22:00 hours
Scene : Me and husband are on the couch. HE is watching a movie, and me still scrolling through website searching for remaining 90 AED worth purchase
HIM: Is this not over?? Come watch the movie with me.
ME : No , You carry on , I am shopping.
HIM : Hmm, Okay
After 10 minutes
ME : My hands are paining.
HIM : (throws the phone on couch) Now okay ??
All through the week , I visualised myself wearing the panda top with my jeans to office. My head works like this . If I order today I might be able to wear it to work on Thursday!
Back home – Too tired for anything but sleep!
I see my husband has installed a new (I don’t know what it’s called) car accessory. Apparently it has Bluetooth,Aux, USB port and what not.
ME- When did you buy this?
HIM – (casually.as if it is the most easiest thing on the planet) Oh ! I got it online
ME- (I don’t care tone) I am also buying something online..this weekend. Hmmm.. what did you do for free delivery??
HIM- Oh I just paid the delivery charges.
ME- (In my mind) What a fool! I am going to buy so much more and that too on zero delivery charges.
Scene: I am lying on bed, scrolling through the website
Me – Almost there, I just need another 6 AED to go! Maybe I’ll buy a cool scarf!
Another 15 minutes I found a good scarf !
Me – Add to bag
Website: PURCHASE FOR ANOTHER 1.00 AEDM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY
AN HOUR LATER
I add a hair clip to my list and tadaaa I have shopped for 110.00 AED! Haa Now, I can pair panda t shirt with the skirt and hair clip I just got!
proceeding to checkout –
A satisfied myself , having purchased about 5 items (all essential) for just 110 AED clicks the CHECKOUT tab.
It’s a pop up –
SORRY , ONE ITEM IN YOUR BAG IS OUT OF STOCK.
ME – Completely fallen apart by now opens the link –