It’s the Little Things… that get discontinued
It really is the little things in life that I appreciate the most and seem to please me to no end. Bear with me on this for just a minute.
When I find something I really like, I stick with it. No use fixing something that’s not broken, I always say – take for instance my anti-bac. For years now, I’ve been an avid user of the ‘waterless’ smell-good foaming pump anti-bac by Bath and Body Works. (Note empty bottle to right.) This little 3″ smell-good pump generally lasts me around six months, for which I generally have backups on-hand when the time comes to replace.
Except this time.
So off I go to hit the local Bath and Body Works store on the way home from work… with the addition of my custom BBW Bon-Blinders so I may leave the store with only the anti-bac and nothing else additional.
Now where oh where is my foaming anti-bac? I noticed the newfangled little pocket gel-pacs that require lots of shaking, squeezing and patience to get anything out of… but not my easy little one-squirt smell-good pump. To my dismay, the saleslady informed me they were discontinued, then even proceeded to knock the ‘old’ product by saying ‘they leaked’. I told her in all my years of using, one had never leaked on me. So go knock on my product with someone else, lady.
I went home, checked their website and ended up ordering a slew of them online. Gotta love that online ordering! Mind you, I will have more than several ‘backups’ on hand once they arrive… all lined up in a smell-good rainbow-colored array.
It’s the law of Bon, I swear… if I like something, it will be discontinued. My favorite brand of Clinique foundation fell victim just last month. Prior to that, my favorite Lean Cuisine meal.
Hey Bon, would you like some cheese with that whine??
Ha! Bonnie, this is what happens to me, too. I never find a lipstick shade that I like that doesn’t get discontinued. I have discovered, like you, that retailers lie or their employees don’t know the truth. The product discontinued by the retailer may not have been discontinued by the manufacturer or wholesaler. The nerve of those retailers! Blessings to you, Bonnie…
January 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm
It’s aggravating isn’t it? I mean, pretty much everything I get attached to gets discontinued… I’ve almost grown accustomed to it. On second thought – no I haven’t. Yet. 🙂
Blessings, dear Carol Ann.
January 31, 2011 at 9:44 am