Ok, so I try not to bitch about customers at the yarn store too much. In general, I really like the people that shop there and I know some of them read this (not that I'd ever bitch about Denise or Kellie!)
But, argh... when a pattern says "Free with Purchase of Yarn" FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE! You can not get it for free if you do not buy said yarn!!! I don't care how much money you spend at the shop because you know what? Yeah, it's a lot, but it's a yarn shop, people go crazy, everyone spends a lot of money at the shop, so bite me.
Now, you may think my customer service skills have gone wonky, but look, a lot of the "free with purchase of yarn" patterns come from the distributor. If we give them out without the purchase of said yarn, we can get in serious trouble. You don't want the yarn shop to get into trouble, do you?!
Also, I could only wave at Ingrid when she came in, and not talk to her, because someone was having a knitting crisis that wasn't a crisis, but needed a lot of handholding, which I don't mind usually, but it was getting a little ridiculous.
Also, if people in Ann Arbor could stop treating people in service positions like they're scum, it would help a lot. I've worked service positions in a lot of places all over the world. Ann Arbor is the worst.
I would also like to say something that's been irking me from my last spinning class. The teacher said that Aran sweaters contained stitch patterns to identify bodies. ARGH! NO! But that's a rant I've done before.