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Maxim's Bakery Gift Certificates

Okay, WHAT am I missing here?

I went to get some Bridal Cookies to bring to work for the whole crew and thought that I would use some of the Gift Certificates I bought to pay for them. I was told that I couldn't do that because the gift certificate says, in CHINESE, that you can't use them for special orders. Bridal Cookies are considered SPECIAL ORDERS.

When I heard that, I was like... WTF?!?!?! I gave them a faceful. I specifically told them when I went to get them, "I'm getting married, I want the coupons/certificates for the Bridal Cookies". They assured me up and fucking-down that these were it.

I also don't read or write Chinese without the help of two Windows Chinese apps and one Chinese-English dictionary. They may have assumed I could read because I speak like I do.

So, now all my guests have Bridal Cookie certificates which CANNOT be used to redeem Bridal Cookies. They can get anything else in the bakery, which is great, but some of my Caucasian friends would have liked to try them. What's pissing me off is:

  1. they don't seem to see why that sounds so wrong

  2. the "no special orders" clause is in Chinese only, not in English

  3. it's a gift certificate, that means I've already PRE-PAID for the merchandise, it's not like I'm getting a discount on top of a discount

The long and the short of it is, people can use the gift certificates on any other merchandise in the store, just not the Bridal Cookies. If I'm feeling very evil, I might tell everyone to yell at them and make a scene at the store. >=)


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