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  ??? I don't understand that.  Isn't a sale a sale?

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cycjec wrote:
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Yup.  I use whatever I buy for whatever purpose I think it'll do for...
  Well, you know what I mean!  :D

Saris for curtains and bed hangings, curtain fabric for clothing and
bags, whatever looks good in the role for stage stuff...

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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Last months i started to recycle old cotton skirts into Cushion
covers ,,,, mirjam

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cycjec wrote:
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Well, I always thought so, but according to what people said here when I
reported that, it seems to be prevalent throughout the chain.

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Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply wrote:
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That's because they have no sense of humor. They fell they are just to
above being "ordinary clothes."
Juno

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I don't shop at Calico Corners any longer because of some snide remarks made
by a manager of their largest store here in Houston; she absolutely refused
to sell me the fabric I wanted after I said it was perfect for DGDs vests to
wear the first day of school.  I went to another store and bought it that
day, but that was my last visit to any of their stores.
Emily


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by a manager of their largest store here in Houston; she absolutely refused  to
sell me the fabric I wanted

Huh?!!! Darn strange way to run a business! :-( And this is exactly
the type of attitude that quashes creativity!!! GGggggrrrr! (yeah, I'm
gettin' worked up here).

Erin

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Erin wrote:
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by a manager of their largest store here in Houston; she absolutely refused  to
sell me the fabric I wanted
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Remind me of the time I went into a store to buy gloves. Very nice, very
expensive leather gloves. I wasn't dressed very well that day. In fact I
looked like I  had just finished cleaning house, which was the truth.
The saleslady to a look at me and said something like, Dear, do you
think you can really afford them. My answer was, said with a very
straight face, I wasn't sure, but since my husband was the owner of the
store I'd ask him to get them for me with his discount. Turned around
and walked out.
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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It's unbelievable that this sort of thing happens.  I grew up in
Ligonier, Pa., just outside of which is a place called Rolling Rock
Farms.  The families there are Mellons and Frickes, etc., who drive
around in old beatup station wagons, and they tend to wear old Levis and
torn plaid shirts, or so it was when I was growing up.  Then I lived in
NH and took census, supervised by a woman who worked census to get money
to pay her taxes -- she lived on the family farm, which was not a
working farm, but one with horses and rescued dogs.  They had sold the
bank to a banking corporation...    Then here in Reno, there were people
like the Redfields -- he would go around in Levis and a torn shirt,
carrying a grocery bag with loaves of bread sticking out of the top -
he'd go to an escrow company, take the bread out, and start taking out
stacks of cash to buy property.  He died, his widow Nell set up a
foundation and has endowed just about everything and anything you can
think of in this area.

The richest people I've ever known - and that's been a few - didn't
dress the part except for special occasions.  Which taught me to never
judge people on appearances.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Truer words were never spoken.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Which is not to suggest that wealth carries with it any kind of
superiority other than a higher credit limit.  ;-)
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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When I was in therapy, the guy I was seeing said that when people don't
feel loved for who they are, they will go through all sorts of crazy
things trying to be loved/respected/whatever for what they have, what
they know, who they know, and/or all sorts of other inferior substitutes.

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Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply wrote:
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Yup!  And even rich people can have inferiority complexes.  Sometimes I
think they are more likely to, especially if it's inherited wealth.
Those are also the kids who were raised by nannies and boarding schools.
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Joanne
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Emily Bengston wrote:
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I just remembered another Calico Corners outfit.  This was 30 years ago,
in Ohio, when they were fairly new, and their remnants were just that -
inexpensive shorter pieces.  I had bought one in a gold brocade which
was labelled as two yards.  Put it away for a few months, knowing it
would come in handy.  Then, there was a winter conference coming up for
which I needed a dinner dress.  Snowing outside all week, and two
preschool children, so no shopping possible.  Remembered that fabric.
Got to work, opened it out and found that, Glory Halleluja, it was
actually 3.5 yards.

I turned it into a winter dinner dress.  A long, straight skirt with
walking pleats at the back, and a hip-length vest.  I spent HOURS,
crawling around the floor measuring, in order to match the pattern
perfectly at the side seams on both the skirt and the vest, plus
vertically where the vest met the skirt.  I wore it with a
then-fashionable body shirt, very tight fitting, in a dark brown, which
beautifully set off the gold brocade, and at the same time kept me warm
in a drafty banqueting hall.

All for less than $10.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.
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