Hi family, Lately, at night...my body thinks it's a boiler. From my chest up feels as if I could boil in my skin. Nothing helped. I would go to sleep at night convinced someone would find my body laying on the bed, and from the waist down; perfectly fine, and from the chest up -spontaneous combustion at it's finest. I'm not bragging when I say I'm hot. My mother suggested Black Cohosh. I thought too we had a discussion on the board that reinforced Black Cohosh was a good thing to take and I remember it because I thought - ha - well that is NOT me yet. So CVS pharmacy has all herbs and vitamins BOGO free. Ah ha! Off I go. There was only one bottle which once again reaffirmed that this stuff was helpful for those middle of the night personal BBQ's. I mean this heat is so intense I wondered if someone wasn't holding a voodoo doll of Star over an open flame. The price was $8.69. As they only had one bottle I meant to get a raincheck but forgot. I figured I'd go back the next night after work. So I did just that. I went to the pharmacy and told the young man I had been charged full price on a BOGO. Did he want to give me a rain check or 1/2 the cost of the pills? He did not know and called the manager. She showed up while I was looking to see if by chance another bottle had been stocked - it had not, and I verified the price of $8.69 per bottle. I was 20 feet away, but she felt the need to get on the PA an announce to the woman looking for a refund to come to the pharmacy. I got there and showed her my receipt, and pointed to the item Nut Black Cohosh. She took my reciept shaking her head no the entire time to the snack aisle. I had no idea what she was doing. She came back stating they had NO nuts BOGO. I pointed to the vitamin aisle and said "It's not Nuts - it's Nut Black Cohosh." again she shakes her head no, and reluctantly follows me 2 aisles over. I point to the empty spot on the shelf. She tells me "Well we're outta that." I sigh....Then she says loudly and laughing "Well WHAT is that fer?" (yes fer). At this point I don't know whether to laugh or leave. Wondering if I am ever going to get satisfaction, I show her the receipt again, repeat the sku numbers from the tag on the shelf while following along with my finger on the numbers from the receipt. Then she said "OH IT AIN'T NUTS HUH? BUT IT SAYS NUT ON THE RECEIPT." and I thought Your tag says MaryJoe, and it should say Nut. Then she says "Well we are all outta that!" (I nearly slapped myself in the forehead) So I said "Well yes, but the clerk charged me full price on a Buy one Get one Free." and she said "Well that is 1/2 the price." and I said "No, no it is not." and she said "Well sure it is....see here it's...(looks at the receipt and then the tag on the shelf) and said "OH $8.69 is your price." (birds & stars starting to wind around my head) and I said - "If the shelf says cost of ONE is $8.69 I should either have gotten one bottle free..." (and she cuts me off and says) "But I told you we are out." (I wanted to scream) I said "I get that - but how about a raincheck?? Can you do that?" Well I can only give a raincheck the day you buy the product or if you have a receipt." (cricket farted on the 1st aisle and I heard it) Deer in the headlights - Me trying to figure out if I was on camera. Maybe someone was watching me through the Huggies and bottom wipes? So all of a sudden that rubber band of a brain of hers says "Well what is this fer -you didn't say?" and I said "IF YOU MUST KNOW - it's for hot flashes from peri-menopause." and she stood up straight and looking in her late 50's announced that SHE didn't have to worry about that- she was 43. I said "So am I. Can I get a raincheck?" again. She looked at me and then as if she was hit with an idea - turns and says "How about Premarin, have you tried that?" I said "I didn't want to use drugs yet - if herbs will help." and then says "Well my mom just died of breast cancer in December from taking Premarin." (blink, blink.....WHAT?) "Yea - my Mom died, and I see these commercials to call for the atty if your family died, but I think - how much money could bring my mom back? None! So I have not called." I tried to explain that it wasnt' the money - but it was about making changes in the medicine - if enough people sue they have to correct what is wrong or pull the product - and she said "But it helped my Mom." (Sure it did - it killed her, you want me to take it and it helps, took notes okay?) We get up to the front - she answers 3 more customer questions while I'm standing there - her cell phone rang "My kids" she says, then she leaves me there, goes who knows where and gets change for the cashier - (11 minutes or more now up front waiting) Finally she comes back, starts to write it up and puts (kid you not) $89.60 in the $ due. Finished the slip and I said "The amt - is incorrect." So she tears it up and starts ALL over again. (I'm wondering if I should take some Pamprin while I"m standing there or let nature take its ugly course with my now non-patient self.) She finally gets the rain check written and then tears my receipt in half. Hands me the coupon for $1.00 something at the bottom and puts MY receipt in the drawer. When I told her I had other things on that paper I needed the receipt she took it out of the drawer and stapled it on the raincheck, and tells me "DO NOT LOOSE THIS." Then leaves it on the counter and walks away. I looked at the cashier who was shaking her head the whole time and from 1/2 way back of the store the manager shouts that SHE has gotten her stock put up - what has the cashier done? So I interrupted quietly and asked the cashier for my raincheck. About the time the cashier hands it to me the manager comes up and takes it out of her hand looks at it and writes ALL the stuff from the front on the back and signs it. Then walks away complaining about long hours and work. The cashier told me jokingly I should use my coupon NOW - so I bought myself 2 chocolate squares. The cashier now unloading her soul on me says "I hate it here, she's an idiot, and they passed ME up to give that job to HER?" I told her I was sorry - and she said she was not - She had gotten her degree in law, and was putting in a 2 week notice today. Now going to work for the criminal justice center. And she said - I had to study psychology - and that (points to manager) woman is NUTS - NOT YOUR NUTS - stating she heard the whole conversation about nuts and nut cohosh and what manager does not know their stock??? I swear stuff like this ONLY happens to me. I'm almost afraid to redeem the raincheck. lol But the Cohosh is working great - Now the only way I'm going to spontaneously combust is if I have to deal with that dim wit manager.