The Cart Before the Horse

So, we tend to do things a bit backwards.

A few years ago, I bought a camera flash from Broadway Camera on… Broadway. I can’t remember all the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ but for whatever reason, I had to return it. I think maybe it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. Broadway Camera however don’t do cash refunds. After fighting with the clerk there for some time, he finally agreed to give me an in-store credit. Whatever. About a year later, I’m taking a course at Langara and need some camera equipment. I used a portion of the in-store credit with Broadway Camera and get whatever it was that I needed at the time. Then tragedy struck. I lost the slip of paper saying I had any store credit.

Gone. About $250.00 dollars worth of credit. We went to the shop and explained our situation; that we lost our receipt. “Too bad” they said. Without that piece of paper, we get nothing. Nada. Zip. …Bummer.

Fast forward a couple of years. About one month ago now. I don’t know how, or where, but Rachel finds the credit slip from Broadway. Yippee Wahoo! says I. “Do you think they’ll still honour it?” I ask. “You better @#$% believe @#$% they will by #$#@ golly!” says Rachel. I’ve really tried to get her to stop swearing but sometimes, she’s like a sailor.

I’m not sure why, but we thought it best to use the credit like right now. As if it was going to expire in a couple of days. I mean, it had been lost for 2 years so I’m not sure why we thought they were going to change their return policy now. But far be it from me to disagree with Rachel when she wants to buy toys… er I mean, sophisticated camera equipment. So off we go.

Now, what I want is this. Canon D5
However, what I can afford is this. Affordable
But we do have a $250 credit burning a whole in our pocket. We know that someday I will have the Canon. [as God as my witness…] And that I will want an external flash with that camera.
So, we look at what we can get with our credit and get this. Canon Flash 420ex
So yes. I have a spanking new camera flash designed especially for a Canon Digital SLR that I do not have. But I am taking donations.

And on a side note, even though the person I originally dealt with was a bit of a dolt, the guy who helped us out this last time was very cool. In fact, when it comes time to buy the camera (in about 20 years), it will be from that guy. If he’s still there that is…

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