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Published on Sunday, December 21, 2014 by

tj maxx frames

Imagine the back wall of TJ Maxx. It has at least five rows of shelves holding more picture frames than the eye can see. I had to choose a frame for my daughter’s friend, without my daughter to supervise. I pulled three frames at a time and sent pictures of them to my daughter. The rejects were then placed carefully back on the shelves.

And I really was careful. Reaching back behind a few frames, I placed a frame that only slightly knocked another down. That caused another to fall down. No big deal.

When I thought the small commotion had stopped, a final vibration somehow caused a large frame on the shelf ABOVE… which I NEVER TOUCHED… to fall. Loudly. Which caused another to fall. LOUDLY. And another, and another, dominoing their way to the final two which both took flying leaps off the shelf and on to the floor.

Smash! SMASH!!!

It all happened in about ten seconds. But in TJ Maxx time it lasted twenty. The crash after crash after smash was so loud that the entire store stopped momentarily. This caused an employee to come RUNNING from the front calling, “Are you OK? ARE YOU OK?!”

Two women in a nearby aisle turned simultaneously to stare at me, scowl, raise their noses and return to their shopping positions once their point was made.

But that’s OK. I found a frame, and probably had more fun shopping than they did. And no one came running to THEM to see if they were OK. Right?

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  • Ha ha! You probably have more fun in a month than they have in their whole snooty lives! With shelves stacked like that, I expect it happens all the time.

    • You know, it probably does. They have three to four behind each other, all surrounded by other clusters of frames. I hated that I broke something… and i even didn’t touch that shelf! But I DID find a great frame for my daughter’s friend… so the story has a happy ending. 🙂

  • Bwahahahahahahahaha. You know you’d take this back if you could. It’s downright embarrassing. I’ve done it. It’s awful. I’m glad you found the humor though.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  • That is the precarious nature of haphazardly stocked shelves. I think we’ve all done something like that. I pushed my grocery cart around the end of an aisle and bashed into one of those freestanding displays (non-breakable thankfully) and knocked half of the contents to the floor. A nice lady standing there helped me pick them up (unlike those unsympathetic snobs you encountered who never had anything fall around them – that they would admit to).

    • I’m glad someone helped!!!! I don’t know if I have knocked over a big display like that, but I have certainly knocked fruit off of those shelves. Several things usually roll off. Just call me Grace!

  • Ron

    Katherine, I’ve done the same thing myself, I kid you not. And it even happened in my own store while trying to fix a box on a shelf, when ALL of them came CRASHING down!

    “Two women in a nearby aisle turned simultaneously to stare at me, scowl, raise their noses and return to their shopping positions once their point was made.”

    What SNOTS they were!

    Glad you found the perfect frame!


    • I am known for not being “Grace,” but what killed me is that i didn’t touch that upper shelf… it was the most bizarre AND LOUD accident!!!!

  • OMG! TJ Maxx trauma. At least the sales clerk asked if you were okay before assessing the damage. Those two scowling bitches needed a shot of egg nog. At least you found the perfect frame. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • I think they deserve a shot of eggnog because EGGNOG IS NASTY! Ha ha ha!!!!!! The sales clerk asked me if I was OK so many times I think she was afraid of being sued. 🙂 Poor thing was young and worried… I felt so bad!

      Merry Christmas… and even better, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

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