Tuesday, March 08, 2005
It’s the little things
Nevertheless, it was time for a new one. I can get a discount at the university bookstore. We picked out a new 15-inch PowerBook G4. I whip out my employee card and the clerk writes up the order. E wants to charge it on his business credit card. The clerk says that their policy is that only the employee buying the computer can pay for it. I am ready to argue with them that this is a stupid policy and demand to see the manager. E, however, chimes in with the comment “We are domestic partners.”
“Oh, I’m sorry. Of course you can pay”, the clerk told E. She was very apologetic through the rest of the transaction. I felt silly that I was about to go off the deep end. But I was also very amazed and pleased that our domestic partnership was good for something. It was totally unexpected and wonderful at the same time.